Vangelis tribute Philae in collaboration with ESA

November 16, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The first of a trio of music videos released by ESA to celebrate the first ever attempted soft landing on a comet by ESA’s Rosetta mission.

Vangelis, the world-renowned musician, has composed this piece of music specially for ESA and inspired by the Rosetta mission. Vangelis’s music is often linked to themes of science, history and exploration, and he is best known for his Academy Award–winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Antarctica, Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander, and the use of his music in the documentary series Cosmos, by Carl Sagan.

Vangelis said: “Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write.”

Video copyright: ESA/Vangelis
Original music: Vangelis

Follow the Rosetta mission at: http://www.esa.int/rosetta

Also watch:
Part 2: “Philae’s journey” by Vangelis
http://youtu.be/W8bVOGN9jSg

The second of a trio of music videos released by ESA to celebrate the first ever attempted soft landing on a comet by ESA’s Rosetta mission.

The third of a trio of music videos released by ESA to celebrate the first ever attempted soft landing on a comet by ESA’s Rosetta mission.

Vangelis music and Roland System 1

October 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Test of Roland System 1 with 3 covers of famous Vangelis songs:
– Blade Runner End Titles, where System 1 is used for pads / leads (CS80)
– Chariots of Fire (suite), where System 1 is used for lead (CS80)
– Soil Festivities Movement 4, where System 1 is used for lead (Prophet 5/10?)

Other instruments used in the covers:
– Xils-lab V+ for VP330
– U-He Diva, for different parts (for example the “blades” in B.R.)
– Steinberg The Grand 3, for piano parts

The patches used for Roland System 1 in this demo can be downloaded for free here:
http://purebits.com/system1.html

* NOTICE *
All played music composed by Vangelis. The above music is property and copyright of its rightful owners and there is no claim nor ownership of the music. This is a video made for demonstrating and testing musical instruments purposes only.
NO COPYRIGHTED SAMPLES were used in this video, all sounds are recorded live from musical instruments

An unexpected tribute to Vangelis: Blade Runner Main Titles

April 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background vidoe description:

This is something i always wanted to do, but never had the chance to. It happended 15 minutes ago, unexpected. I had to record this, even if is totally inaccurate! :) Hope you enjoy listening to this as i did playing it!

Chariots Of Fire – Vangelis – Using 37 added monophonic Korg MS-20 mini tracks!!!

April 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This recording has been made using ONLY a Korg MS-20 mini.

Original midi tracks has been exploded into a total of 37 monophonic tracks and then processed, one at a time, through a MS-20 mini.

DVD documentary: Vangelis And The Journey to Ithaka

December 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vangelis And The Journey to Ithaka is a new documentary on the Greek composer. Here we get a look at the custom set up that Vangelis uses and how he uses it to create improvised symphonic electronic compositions.

Background description:

The two-hour documentary includes interviews with Vangelis and many of his friends and colleagues, including Sean Connery, Hugh Hudson, Jessye Norman, Oliver Stone, Akiko Ebi, Julian Rachlin and many others. It also includes rare, historical footage, most of which has never been seen before. Another highlight includes recent footage of Vangelis improvising new music!

Vangelis, a composer of electronic, ambient, jazz, pop/rock and orchestral music, is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots Of Fire, and composing scores for the films Antartica, Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest Of Paradise and Alexander, as well as the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

Vangelis began his professional music career working with several popular Greek bands in the ’60s such as The Forminx and most notably Aphrodite’s Child. Throughout the 1970s Vangelis composed music scores for several animal documentaries; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream.

In the early ’80s, Vangelis teamed up with YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson. The duo recorded a series of successful and critically acclaimed albums under the name Jon & Vangelis. In 1981 Vangelis composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Chariots Of Fire, which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Music Score. The soundtrack’s single ‘Titles’ reached the top of the American Billboard Hot 100 chart and was most recently used as theme music at the London 2012 Olympics.

In a career spanning over 50 years, writing and composing over 50 albums, Vangelis is regarded as one of the greatest composers of electronic music of all time. And now, the new documentary ‘Vangelis And The Journey To Ithaka’ celebrates the music legend’s illustrious and fascinating career!

Yamaha CS80 Presets From Vangelis

November 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We start with a great demo of the Yamaha CS80 illustrating how Vangelis used presets for many of his signature sounds, music for free – NJ White AKA Whitey lets of steam about an approach from Betty TV, Cassette documentary in the making and finally the panel is split on news of the new Yamaha Tyros 5.

Solarstone – Love Theme from Blade Runner (Pure Mix)

September 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Solarstone has released a new remix based on the End Titles to Blade Runner, details below:

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Drawing from one of Vangelis’ most renowned soundtracks, Solarstone has rebooted the theme from the audio auteur’s hallowed ‘Blade Runner’ soundtrack. He has brought trance purity to the beautifully sinister tones of its title theme. Utilizing it as a last tune of the night ID-weapon for many a month, the track (now christened ‘Love Theme from Blade Runner’) has been given the official seal of approval. The trance master is now set to release his love letter to ‘Blade Runner’.

“The doomy night-black drama of Vangelis’ echoing piano chimes have rarely sounded better” — DJ Mag (Sept 2013)

Losing none of its ominous awe-inspiring atmosfear, through Solarstone’s ‘Love Theme From Blade Runner’ Vangelis’ now exerts a hypnotic thrall over the club floor. Using the classic strains of ‘End Titles’, Richard fires the Original’s balanced nexus of dystopian melancholia and towering elevation through the Pure prism.

Developing a pounding sonic underlay, built from pistoning drums, dramatic orchestral cymbal crashes and undulating bass swells, he sets the stage for its big dramatic soundscapes. Retrofitting Vangelis’ analogue synthesizers & FX with purified trance mechanics and unrelenting tension, he filters its darkly timeless melodic chimes into the mix’s system. Brilliantly drawn out over nine fissionable, charged minutes he points Vangelis’ 30-year-old classic at the very heart of the club floor.

http://www.solarstone.co.uk/

New DVD with synth pioneer Vangelis – Vangelis And The Journey To Ithaka

July 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, the new feature length documentary on Greek music legend Vangelis titled ‘Vangelis And The Journey To Ithaka’ will be released on September 23, 2013 by Gonzo MultiMedia UK. The two-hour documentary includes interviews with Vangelis and many of his friends and colleagues, including Sean Connery, Hugh Hudson, Jessye Norman, Oliver Stone, Akiko Ebi, Julian Rachlin and many others. It also includes rare, historical footage, most of which has never been seen before. Another highlight includes recent footage of Vangelis improvising new music!

Vangelis, a composer of electronic, ambient, jazz, pop/rock and orchestral music, is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film ‘Chariots Of Fire’, and composing scores for the films ‘Antarctica’, ‘Blade Runner’, ‘1492: Conquest Of Paradise’ and ‘Alexander’, as well as the use of his music in the PBS documentary ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’ by Carl Sagan. Vangelis began his professional music career working with several popular Greek bands in the 1960’s, such as The Forminx and most notably Aphrodite’s Child. Throughout the 1970’s Vangelis composed music scores for several animal documentaries; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream.

In the early 1980’s, Vangelis teamed up with YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson. The duo recorded a series of successful and critically acclaimed albums under the name Jon & Vangelis. In 1981 Vangelis composed the score for the Oscar-winning film ‘Chariots Of Fire’, which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Music Score. The soundtrack’s single “Theme From Chariots Of Fire” reached the top of the American Billboard Hot 100 chart and was most recently used as theme music at the London 2012 Olympics.

In a career spanning over 50 years, writing and composing over 50 albums, Vangelis is regarded as one of the greatest composers of electronic music of all time. And now, the new documentary ‘Vangelis And The Journey To Ithaka’ celebrates the music legend’s illustrious and fascinating career!

To pre-order ‘Vangelis And The Journey To Ithaka’ DVD:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15580/Vangelis-Journey_to_Ithaka.html

For more information:
http://www.vangelisworld.com/

E-mu Emulator ”Blade Runner” disk

September 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A famous disk – reportedly E-mu sampled the radio for the reggae loop and trumpet.

Vangelis in the Studio

August 13, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vangelis Papathanassiou in a studio in Paris preparing material for his album “See You Later”. In this clip he is warming up (improvising?) and warming the singers and drummers who are assembling for the session. Clip 2 will be material from that recording session. More information about Videoheads’ activities and their collection available at http://videoheads.info

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