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Off to Titan
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CD

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KR 006CD KR 006CD
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5/13/2014

2010 release. In a previous century Gustav Mahler composed a symphony named Titan, created in search of a work that echoed industrialism and society in the 19th century. Philippe Petit believed that even if firmly rooted in classical, it heralded what contemporary music would become, so it seemed natural to recontextualize it, adding new flavors 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 aka Kumo 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 this work is reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey, offering romantic music in an ultra-modern design which sets the orchestra in a new space -- a little bit as 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.