Large Orchestra - But All Are the Same Single Person?
The lights are dimmed, the conductor raises his baton – the show begins. A large orchestra plays in fantastic hi-fi stereo quality. As good and with full, precise symphonic orchestral sound as only symphony and opera orchestras can do. Works by Bizet, Mozart, Rossini, Gounod, van Beethoven, Humperdinck, Wagner …
But all this comes from just one person. “9 classics” by “The Peter Debik Movie Orchestra” – A musical art project that has it all. Because everything you hear was arranged, performed, mixed, mastered and compiled by just one person into the finished product of nine classical works that can sonically rival the rest of the classical music world.
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Just take a listen here. (In the preview Spotify sometimes saves bandwidth. That’s why the sound quality might be low there. Solution: Just click on the text link directly below the preview image to listen to the track for free, in full length and high quality on open.spotify.com):
“A great show doesn’t start on stage, but before the ticket sales.”
says Peter Debik, TV and film composer under several pseudonyms he keeps hidden and inventor of this “one-person-orchestra”. He produced the pieces of the orchestra with one, probably even two winks. Because already the name “orchestra” ironically undermines the conventions.
Well aware that in the stressful continuous operation of large stages he would not be able to take on the big stars, he challenges them here to compete. His “Tannhäuser” overture alone occupies more than 100 stereo lines in the mixing console. With a playing time of the piece of about 15 minutes, this is already a little bit difficult and costly … And yet Debik manages to turn the traditional notion of how orchestral music is created on its head, to shake it up, not just stir it, but then to serve the listener the remixed cocktail in an “icing on the cake quality” that is on par with major productions. In a fraction of a second, the listener can forget that he is hearing only one person.
With a crystal-clear, some might say “distinctive” orchestral experience, Debik mesmerizes his audience. It is simply well done, quite great cinema and even for people who have little to do with classical music a nice art gift to listen to and enjoy.