BT Launches Kickstarter for Symphonic EDM Project
Start with the power and excitement of an electronic dance music (EDM) performance, blend in the emotional and classical tones of a symphony orchestra, and the result is Electronic Opus, a first-of-its-kind, high-energy album and live concert experience arriving in March 2015.
Combining the talents of multi-platinum EDM recording artist, film composer, and technologist Brian Transeau (BT) and the award-winning composer and Video Games Live creator Tommy Tallarico, Electronic Opus features BT’s signature EDM hits re-imagined, re-arranged and remixed with a full orchestra. Produced by BT, Tallarico, and TanZ Group, the Electronic Opus album arrives on March 29, 2015. The live concert experience kicks off on the same date at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts during the Miami Winter Music Conference. Starting today, fans can directly support this new musical endeavor via the Electronic Opus Kickstarter. Seeking a goal of $200,000 to fund the album recording session with a full orchestra, the Kickstarter campaign features an impressive collection of rewards levels for fans, ranging from a signed copy of the album, to the exclusive album release party in Hollywood, to a personalized song composed by BT. The Kickstarter runs through December 10, 2014.
“This collaboration is an acoustical merging of tradition and technology, not simply symphonic versions of popular EDM songs,” says Tommy Tallarico, creative director and executive producer, Electronic Opus. “This ‘electronic symphonic’ collaboration reinvents what a 21st century symphonic experience can be: incredible high-energy, melodic electronic music from one of the top artists in the field blended with the artistic and cultural merits of a full symphony. Electronic Opus will dazzle and entertain music lovers of all ages.”
“Whenever we would bring up this idea with record companies and executives, they would never take us seriously,” explains BT. “They don’t believe that people who listen to electronic music would fully appreciate the symphony experience and vice versa, but we’re about to prove them wrong with Electronic Opus.”
Electronic Opus: The Album
Electronic Opus will showcase BT’s ultimate talents as a classically trained musician and composer with a unique focus on merging technology and music production. The album will feature new hybrid symphonic electronic arrangements of BT’s greatest and most popular hits over the past 25 years, including Skylarking, Flaming June, Dreaming, and more.
Electronic Opus: The Concert
The multimedia live concert event will feature BT accompanied by a 42-piece orchestra. In addition to singing, multiple instruments and BT’s well-known DJ skills, the show will include exclusive synchronized HD video footage and music arrangements, hyper-synchronized lighting and FX, special musical guests, and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Tickets for the Miami concert go on sale on December 1. Visit www.electronicopus.com for details. Future tour dates will be announced at a later date.
Electronic Opus: The Team
Electronic Opus is produced by BT, Tommy Tallarico, and TanZ Group.
American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, BT is known as a master-craftsman of all disciplines. An artist in the electronic music genre, he is credited as a pioneer of the trance and intelligent dance music styles that paved the way for EDM. A Grammy Award nominee, BT has produced, remixed, written for and collaborated with a variety of artists, including Paul van Dyk, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, Sting, The Roots, Madonna, and Tiësto, and composed original scores for films such as Go, The Fast and the Furious, and Monster.
Creative Director and Producer Tommy Tallarico is one of the most successful video game composers, known for creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the video gaming experience. For the last 10 years, he has been touring his worldwide multimedia symphonic show, Video Games Live, considered to be one of the most successful live symphonic multimedia touring shows.
TanZ is creating novel experiences to connect audiences with creators. TanZ collaborates with the most innovative artists to integrate their creative vision into events around the world. From intimate fireside chats and large speaking engagements, to one of-a-kind performances, TanZ facilitates unique and long-lasting relationships between engaged audiences and their favorite artists.
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