Electronica artist, film composer and technologist BT has announced plans for Electronic Opus – an immersive ‘electronic symphonic’ album project.
Electronic Opus will draw on BT’s classical background, featuring hybrid symphonic + electronic arrangements of his compositions. It will be produced by BT and Video Games Live creator Tommy Tallarico.
“This collaboration is an acoustical merging of tradition and technology, not simply symphonic versions of popular EDM songs,” says Tallarico. “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.”
“Whenever we would bring up this idea with record companies and executives, they would never take us seriously,” explains BT. “We’re looking to prove music lovers of all types will embrace this new form of orchestra experience.”
Songs planned for the live show and album include:
Never Gonna Come Back Down
The Force of Gravity
Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)
A Million Stars
Good Morning Kaia
Every Other Way
Love Comes Again
These Silent Hearts
Ferris Wheel (from the Motion Picture Monster)
The Fast and the Furious (Motion Picture montage)
BT is also hoping to do a new release and remix from the movie Blade Runner.
BT is raising funds to produce Electronic Opus as a Kickstarter project. After one day, it is about a quarter of the way to its US $200,000 goal. A breakdown of the project budget is available at the project site, along with rewards for backers.