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Thomas Bergersen's Hybrid Symphony "Seven"

DarkestShadow

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I'm extremely excited about this upcoming project since months! Will finally be out 7.07.19 (when else haha)

From his website:

Seven is Thomas’ first Symphony. The seamless mix of traditional orchestra and choir with electronic elements paves the way for modern day Symphonic work.

Perhaps the most labor intensive and unique production of Thomas’ to date, Seven took over 4 years to complete and was recorded with Capellen Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Petr Pololanik.

Seven follows the life of a human being from birth to death and digs deep into the full range of human emotions, from happiness, wonder, sadness, tragedy, love and beauty. The entire symphony is centered around the recurrence of the number 7 as it is found in everything from spirituality, religion, mathematics, history and culture.

Without doubt Thomas’ proudest accomplishment to date, and a very personal deep dive into the endless well of human complexity and spirituality.


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Out now just about everywhere. For streaming on Spotify

 
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BenG

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Been looking forward to this! Always nice to hear new music from such talented composers :)
 
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DarkestShadow

DarkestShadow

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+1


Not saying they were the first, but 20 years ago, was WAY before TJB

That said, i am definitely looking forward to this.
Nah, Thomas was referring to the seamless blend between traditional large scale western orchestral writing and electronic elements, not metal. (Although I guess technically this could also be called a hybrid. Has become more of a term for electronics in music though)
Also, I don't know S&M - but is it actually a symphony? With symphony structure and movements intended as one piece in different parts? Or just metal songs with some orchestra behind?
Based on what I read it's the latter.
And just from an artistic perspective - in the case of S&M the metal and orchestra were written by different people. In Thomas case has married electronics and orchestra all himself to become a symphony. So I expect a much more natural feel and coherence.
 

erica-grace

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Nah, Thomas was referring to the seamless blend between traditional large scale western orchestral writing and electronic elements, not metal. (Although I guess technically this could also be called a hybrid. Has become more of a term for electronics in music though)
Yes - hybrid is hybrid, the genre that the orchestra is mixed with does not make it, or not make it "hybrid".
 
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DarkestShadow

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Yes - hybrid is hybrid, the genre that the orchestra is mixed with does not make it, or not make it "hybrid".
But is it a symphony? (Actually "hybrid" definition shifting towards electronics does matter. If a publisher asks you for a hybrid orchestral track and you deliver orchestra and metal they will kick you)
 
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DarkestShadow

DarkestShadow

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Stream is starting in a few minutes. I will not hear anything because I need to use the public city Wifi and loud bands are playing. But well, will be released tomorrow. In some time zones it's out already or in a few hours.
 

MartinH.

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Chat seems to love it, but so far it's not quite my cup of tea. Hope you'll like it more when you get a chance to listen.
 

Bluemount Score

Active Member
Was it any good? I missed it.

-DJ
It was horrible and the chats hate escalated so much that the servers crashed

Nah, it was perfect. Very deep emotional stuff. Great synth sound design and huge epicness, from birth to death. Lots of unheard sound combinations. Can't wait to listen to the whole thing
 
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Shad0wLandsUK

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Oh man I totally missed out on this, got stuck on something else and thought it would be uploaded to listen to or at least teasers...

Missed it :sad:
 
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