OFF TO TITAN (a rework of Gustav Mahler's symphonic poem)

by Philippe Petit

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"Post-Classical" soundtrack FOR FANS OF Gustav Mahler – Philip Jeck – Bernhard Herrmann - Luis & Bebe Barron's "Forbidden Planet" - Kumo...

In a previous century Gustav Mahler composed a symphony named "Titan". Created in search of a work that echoed industrialism and society in the nineteenth century. Philippe Petit believed that even if firmly rooted into Classical it was announcing what Contemporary music would become so it sounded natural to recontextualize, add new flavours by having something constantly modern in there.
Philippe began work on a recording of the original symphony - re-editing, time-stretching, distorting, filtering. He then sent the result to Jono Podmore as a backing track. Who began work with his theremin and electronics by identifying areas he could enhance or develop or even alienate further from their original form, and then set to work improvising and layering new material into the piece, mindful of the collage aesthetic in Mahler's work. Jono sent the results to Philippe who began mixing both works and further processing the result.
In a way reminiscent of "2001, A Space Odyssey" offering romantic music in an ultra modern design which set the orchestra in a new space...
A little bit like if Bernhard Herrmann had scored the glorious "Forbidden Planet" sci-fi classic, listening to the soundtrack, the Titan you're heading for is Saturn's biggest moon!
May the stars be with you...


released September 9, 2010

Philippe Petit: turntables + electronics
Kumo (Jono Podmore): theremin + electronics



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Philippe Petit: a musical travel-agent Yahatahigashi Ward, Japan

Interested in soundtracks even if I create original music I'd rather be introduced as a "musical travel agent" than a composer.

Since 2000 I have been playing all over the world...
Feeling lucky to release on several international labels such as Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Alrealon Musique, Beta Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, HelloSquare, Public Eyesore, Utech, Staubgold, etc...
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