Emika – Melanfonie Momente (Emika Records )

Emika - Melanfonie Momente Emika’s very first symphony orchestra piece ‘Melanfonie‘. Featuring soprano Michaela Šrůmová and The Prague Metropolitan Orchestra. This recording was paid for by Emika’s fans via her Kickstarter campaign ‘How To Make A Symphony’.
Emika has reworked the original recordings to present key moments in the piece called ‘Momente’. Here we discover the essence of the music as a way in to her new orchestral sound world before she reveals the full symphony.
A reinvention of the standard one track single, there are six different ‘Momente’, each accompanied by a highly stylized video series by her long-time visuals collaborator Tving. This is Emika’s vision of the future of classical and her desires to alter the traditional images associated with classical musicians. There are no tuxedos in this project. Just highly talented musicians, real people, with a sixty piece orchestra and Emika’s production team, this is the sound of eighty peoples souls.
The first Momente features silver-toned soprano Michaela’s voice, singing a capella, cut into touching lyrical phrases. Michaela is Emika’s muse, she inspired the entire project. The second is a beautiful rich strings pattern with Emika’s trademark resonant bass. The third is a minimal glass-sounding glock melody, followed by haunting pure string pizzicato structures. The final two frame the strings and brass sections, both hinting at the deep melancholy of the full piece to come and both cut into fragmented gestures.
Emika, who began piano and composition lessons as a child, turned away from classical music at the age of eighteen to focus on electronic music and sound design. Her decision to now return to the classical world stems from a passion for the symphonic form and the openness it allows.
1. Michaela
2. Love Bass
3. Glock
4. Pizz
5. Meaningless
6. Coda


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