Now Will Record With The Orchestra That Recorded Symphonic Theater of Dreams
I'm excited to report that I will begin recording "Explorations" with a full symphonic orchestra in July. I will be traveling to Gdansk, Poland - home of Sinfonietta Consonus which is the orchestra that just released Symphonic Theater of Dreams, an album of orchestral renditions of Dream Theater songs. The orchestra's experience with Dream Theater's music makes them the perfect choice for my orchestral album recording.
I once had the opportunity at Juilliard to watch Pierre Boulez conduct Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring". The passion in the composition combined with the power of the full orchestral sound made a huge impact on me. I've sat in front of my synthesizers for years, twisting the knobs, trying to recreate that power.
With "Explorations", I am finally be able to hear one of my own compositions brought to life by that unmistakable sound of a live acoustic orchestra. In writing this composition, I was able to bring together the elements of the most influential classical music I've experienced, along with the rock power and intensity that I am known for in my work with Dream Theater.
"Explorations" is a total "progressive" music experience. "Progressive" in that it is a forward thinking composition fusing my classical and progressive/metal sensibilities, but also progressive in that this piece showcases the opportunity to perform using new music technology.
As we close in on 100% funding my PledgeMusic campaign I wanted to let you know that a number of the rewards are almost soldout and the phone call only has 2 awards left. So if you are interested in a specific awards don't wait because they are sure to go. Only a few days remain so make your pledge now!
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