Vasilis Ginos - Ambient Music With a Classical Twist. Done With Synths.
Béla Bartók is one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the 20th century, whose music was so widely abused and misunderstood in their own lifetime. He fused and completely assimilated seemingly conflicting musical elements - the classical masters, contemporaries like Debussy and folk songs. Especially the polychromatic orchestral textures of Richard Strauss had an immediate effect upon Bartók's instrumental sense, evidenced in masterpieces such as Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (commissioned by the conductor Paul Sacher to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kammerorchester Basel and written in 1936.) It perfectly reflects the composer's style, as it had evolved through several stages into one of the most distinctive and influential musical idioms: Ingenious application of asymmetrical, sometimes driving, often savage, rhythmic propulsion and ear-tweaking sonorities, exploitation and refinement of devices like palindromes, arches, and proportions based on the "golden ratio." This is my rendition of Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta using synthesizers, as I believe their sound lends itself beautifully to the harsh and rough, out-of-this-world but still so earthly, dissonant passages of Bartók's masterpiece, so ahead of its time.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production
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Athens, Greece
Béla Bartók is one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the 20th century, whose music was so widely abused and misunderstood in their own lifetime. He fused and completely assimilated seemingly conflicting musical elements - the classical masters, contemporaries like Debussy and folk songs. Especially the polychromatic orchestral textures of Richard Strauss had an immediate effect upon Bartók's instrumental sense, evidenced in masterpieces such as Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (commissioned by the conductor Paul Sacher to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kammerorchester Basel and written in 1936.) It perfectly reflects the composer's style, as it had evolved through several stages into one of the most distinctive and influential musical idioms: Ingenious application of asymmetrical, sometimes driving, often savage, rhythmic propulsion and ear-tweaking sonorities, exploitation and refinement of devices like palindromes, arches, and proportions based on the "golden ratio." This is my rendition of Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta using synthesizers, as I believe their sound lends itself beautifully to the harsh and rough, out-of-this-world but still so earthly, dissonant passages of Bartók's masterpiece, so ahead of its time.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production
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Athens, Greece
Béla Bartók is one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the 20th century, whose music was so widely abused and misunderstood in their own lifetime. He fused and completely assimilated seemingly conflicting musical elements - the classical masters, contemporaries like Debussy and folk songs. Especially the polychromatic orchestral textures of Richard Strauss had an immediate effect upon Bartók's instrumental sense, evidenced in masterpieces such as Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (commissioned by the conductor Paul Sacher to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kammerorchester Basel and written in 1936.) It perfectly reflects the composer's style, as it had evolved through several stages into one of the most distinctive and influential musical idioms: Ingenious application of asymmetrical, sometimes driving, often savage, rhythmic propulsion and ear-tweaking sonorities, exploitation and refinement of devices like palindromes, arches, and proportions based on the "golden ratio." This is my rendition of Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta using synthesizers, as I believe their sound lends itself beautifully to the harsh and rough, out-of-this-world but still so earthly, dissonant passages of Bartók's masterpiece, so ahead of its time.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production
Audio
Athens, Greece
Béla Bartók is one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the 20th century, whose music was so widely abused and misunderstood in their own lifetime. He fused and completely assimilated seemingly conflicting musical elements - the classical masters, contemporaries like Debussy and folk songs. Especially the polychromatic orchestral textures of Richard Strauss had an immediate effect upon Bartók's instrumental sense, evidenced in masterpieces such as Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (commissioned by the conductor Paul Sacher to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kammerorchester Basel and written in 1936.) It perfectly reflects the composer's style, as it had evolved through several stages into one of the most distinctive and influential musical idioms: Ingenious application of asymmetrical, sometimes driving, often savage, rhythmic propulsion and ear-tweaking sonorities, exploitation and refinement of devices like palindromes, arches, and proportions based on the "golden ratio." This is my rendition of Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta using synthesizers, as I believe their sound lends itself beautifully to the harsh and rough, out-of-this-world but still so earthly, dissonant passages of Bartók's masterpiece, so ahead of its time.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production
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Béla Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta - I. Andante tranquillo
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production
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Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats - A Day In The Life Of Mr Roed
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production
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Athens, Greece
Vasilis Ginos - Electron Stories with Cats - Mr Roed's Horizon
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
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Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
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Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
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Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
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Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
Audio
Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
Audio
Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
Audio
Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
Audio
Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
Audio
Athens, Greece
Electron Stories with Cats is an electronic suite in nine parts based on the classical culture (harmonies, progressions, structure etc) of the 20th century modernism with an intense geometric character and mathematical evolvement. Twelve-tone serialism, Bartokesque pentatonics and lush tonal melodies meet chilled soundscaping and abstract cinematic dissonances in an exploration of classical form and modern color.
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Vasilis Ginos - Electronic production/keyboard
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Athens, Greece
Ambigua - Act I: Erik Satie, 3 Gymnopédies (3ème - 2ème - 1ere)
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Ambigua - Act I: G. Mahler - Symphony No.5, Part IV "Adagietto"
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Ambigua - Act I: C. Debussy - Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune
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Vasilis Ginos - Keyboard
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Athens, Greece
Inspired by the poem L'après-midi d'un faune by Stéphane Mallarmé, it later provided the basis for the ballet Afternoon of a Faun, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky. One of Debussy's most famous works, it is considered a turning point in the history of music; I tried to bring out the ambiguous harmonic qualities of this masterpiece. No solid ground, no certainty, an arcadian and ideal place… no sense of orientation, no presumptions. Just a hazy, floating soundscape, underpinned by washes of harps and eerie flute breezes...
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Vasilis Ginos - Keyboard
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Athens, Greece
The Gymnopédies are regarded as an important precursor to modern ambient music — gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. The melodies use deliberate, but mild, dissonances against the harmony, producing a piquant, melancholy effect. I adapted these three short pieces focusing on what they already were: ambient and relaxing, hypnotic, still harmonically ambiguous, a prophetic vision of music to come.
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Vasilis Ginos - Keyboard
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Athens, Greece
The adagietto from his 5th symphony is said to represent Mahler's love song to Alma. According to a letter she wrote to Willem Mengelberg, the composer left a small poem: "How much I love you, you my sun, I cannot tell you that with words. I can only lament to you my longing and love"... Such a serene and emotional piece, still there are moments that hung in the air, frozen for eternity, like big question marks… Understanding Mahler and his ambiguous characteristics, I approached this piece in a stop-motion way, very ambient, with emphasis on its melodic nature.
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Vasilis Ginos - Keyboard
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Athens, Greece
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