What happens when renowned, multiple platinum artist BT and award-winning composer and Video Games Live creator Tommy Tallarico combine their talents for a high-energy album and live concert? The answer is Electronic Opus, and BT is asking for your help to make it a reality.
Electronic Opus will feature BT’s signature hits from the last 25 years re-imagined, re-arranged, and remixed with a full 42-piece orchestra for a live concert experience during the Miami Winter Music Conference on 29th March 2015.
“This collaboration is an acoustical merging of tradition and technology, not simply symphonic versions of popular EDM songs,” says Tommy 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.”
Songs confirmed for the live event include:
|Never Gonna Come Back Down||Satellite|
|Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)||The Force of Gravity|
|A Million Stars||These Silent Hearts|
|Good Morning Kaia||Forget Me|
|The Emergency||Every Other Way|
|Suddenly||Love Comes Again|
Plus ‘Ferris Wheel’ from the film ‘Monster’ and a montage from the film ‘The Fast and the Furious’. The intention is that at least 12 of the above will be included on the album.
An ambitious project on this scale requires significant funding, and BT encountered resistance when he first pitched the idea:
“Whenever we would bring up this idea with record companies and executives, they would never take us seriously,” BT explains. “They don’t believe that people who listen to electronic music would fully appreciate the symphony experience and vice versa. With ‘Electronic Opus’ we’re looking to prove music lovers of all types will embrace this new form of orchestra experience. To make this dream a reality we need the help of our entire community.”
BT Needs YOU!
The project will be funded exclusively through Kickstarter and they are seeking $200,000 to fund the album recording with a full orchestra. Pledges, which run from $10 to $10,000, include a variety of unique rewards, like shark diving with BT and having BT write a song for you.
Here’s the full Pledge / Reward chart:
For all this to happen, the full $200,000 needs to have been pledged by 10th December 2014. While a daunting target, fans have already demonstrated their enthusiasm for the project by pledging over $60,000 towards the total within the first 24 hours of the campaign. If successful, tickets for the live event will be available online from the Electronic Opus website.
To get involved or for more information, visit the Electronic Opus Kickstarter campaign page.
Electronic Opus Kickstarter campaign page – kickstarter.com/projects/445474695/electronic-opus
Electronic Opus website – electronicopus.com
Electronic Opus on Facebook – fb.com/electronicopus2015
Electronic Opus on Twitter – twitter.com/ElectronicOpus