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drkappa

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Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:26:16 AM »
Vangelis has composed a musical accompaniment to 12 hours of neurosurgery
instructional video.

http://bengoldacre.posterous.com/great-composing-gigs-of-our-time-vangelis-did

The bit I've heard thus far is spacey ambient.
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DeepR

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Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 02:38:34 PM »
What on earth..? That's interesting and kind of hilarious at the same time. :)

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Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 03:53:30 PM »
This would beat Somnium in length. :)
You know, Vangelis is great. He simply picks projects and events that he likes, no matter how big or how obscure they are.
In a recent interview he said that he makes music every day. Only a small percentage of what he creates gets released.
I bet there is a lot of cool music among that. For example, some of those "lost" pieces on the Blade Runner trilogy album (second disc) are fantastic. Released 25 years after the movie!

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Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 05:01:14 PM »
That was really nice ambient from Vangelis.  If there's a way to get that without the occasional doctor's commentary that pops in, what a treat.  It did seem an odd companion though to brain surgery, almost too dark.  Then again maybe that would be better than trusting a doctor who's listening to Slayer or Throbbing Gristle  ;)

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Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 05:07:00 PM »
You're right, DeepR, that would be the lost Blade Runner pieces that never were.

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Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 06:17:46 PM »
If there's a way to get that without the occasional doctor's commentary that pops in, what a treat.
The way is near you. Read whole article carefully. I've listened all 9/5 hours. Very great!
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