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Moonlight Acoustica
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Artist The AIX Allstar Band
Release Date 03/13/2007
Genre Electric / Instrumental
SubGenres/Styles Contemporary, Instrumental
Label AIX Records
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Musicians/Singers:
Carl Verheyen Electric Guitar
Laurence Juber Acoustic Guitar
Jim Cox Piano & Organ
M. B. Gordy Marimba & Percussion
Alberto Lopez Percussion
Cliff Hugo Acoustic Bass
John Ferraro Drums
Mark Waldrep Composer

Album Description  
Imagine the introduction of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" for solo piano recast in the style of electronica, but played by live musicians and recorded on high-resolution, 5.1 channel surround sound. The musical performance on this project is the result. It's a little bit minimalism, jazz, rock and classical music presented as a structured jam. This unique interplay of musical genres brings out the talents of these incredible players within the structure of a classical masterpiece. You can choose to view video of the amazing music-making or a "heavily filtered" rendition of the HD source footage.
Reviews/Comments  
So there we were in late January with an available recording slot to fill. I decided to go ahead with an idea that I have been fostering for a couple of years and that David Chesky encouraged me to go ahead and do (After all, I did get my Ph.D. as a composer from UCLA). So here's the concept...take a very well known classical work and re-cast it as a piece in the style of electronica. But that's not all. Have some of my favorite musicians realize the concept acoustically and in realtime...basically jam on the "changes" of the Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven for an hour and capture it on high-resolution audio and high-definition video. It turned out great! It's a hybrid piece with great solos, pulsing rhythms and incredible instrumental color. In the middle of the production it occurred to me to turn the video of the musicians into a moving, evolving piece of motion graphics by processing or filtering [heavily] the HD video that we shot. Lots of computer graphics get created to accompany a piece of music but how many times is the video a direct derivative of the performance itself. I call this the "wallpaper" version of the piece. I'd love to hear from customers about this presentation...I spent another 6 weeks realizing it.

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Moonlight Acoustica 2.0 STEREO
All Tracks Audio [53:00] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE


MP3
320kbps
DOLBY
DIGITAL
DTS WMA
PRO
WMA
LOSSLESS
FLAC
96/24
WAV
96/24
1. Moonlight Acoustica 2.0 STEREO
Duration : [53:00] 5.1 AUDIENCE
5.1 STAGE

    
Mark Waldrep - Producer • Dominic Robelotto & Mark Waldrep - Audio Engineering • Mark Waldrep - 5.1 Surround Mixing • Dominic Robelotto - Mastering

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