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https://driftrecords.com/products/emika-featuring-michaela-srumova-and-the-prague-metropolitan-orchestra-melanfonie9626381636Emika featuring Michaela Šrůmová and the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra - Melanfonie//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/EMKCD03_large.jpg?v=1481621918//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/EMKCD03_medium.jpg?v=14816219188.99GBPInStockEmikaContemporary ClassicalEmikaEmika RecordsEverything In Stock at DriftThe Front Racks at DriftThe crossover between electronic music and classical composition has never been in more vibrant and dynamic health. Multifarious musician Emika explores this fertile ground on her ambitious new opus 'Melanfonie': her first orchestral composition, some four years in the making.
Supported by Chilly Gonzales, Zola Jezus, Ellen Alien, Nina Kraviz, Mala, Christian Kellersmann, The Barbican, Francesco Tristano.
While many rebel from their classical training never to return to it explicitly, Emika has always been attracted to the potential and freedoms offered by the symphony form.
As well as taking inspiration from her electronic music background in composing the music itself, Emika also applied some of production and playback principles from that realm to create a piece whose every element has been carefully considered.
Emika is on a quest to try and change what we mean when we talk about ‘classical music’. For her, the magic of the ‘genre’ is about the instruments themselves and more importantly the people who play them; not the restricting traditions and conventions of the classical world itself.
"I want to change the face of classical music and give it a more honest and real image. It is time we had something other than pomp and circumstance and avant-garde squeaks and pops."
1. Grief (Prelude) 2. The Miracle (Movement 1) 3. Letting Go (Movement 2) 4. Love (Movement 3) 5. Destiny (Movement 4) 6. Finally Free (Coda)Emika RecordsContemporary Classical2017-02-03