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ANIMATED VISUAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "CONQUEST OF THE AIR"

ANIMATED VISUAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CONQUEST OF THE AIR”
Tom Hudson
    Los Angeles correspondent / Editor
  • On October 6, 2016

Mercury Classic presents a custom animation set to James Horner’s composition, “Conquest of the Air” from his score to the 2012 student film, First in Flight.  Eschewing the context of aviation pioneering that was the subject of the film for which the music was written, the animator has instead chosen a fairly abstract approach, using dandelion seeds alighting in the air and patterns of origami birds aloft as a visual metaphor for the auditory experience that many listeners have described as ‘ethereal’, ascribing a floating sensation to the work.  Throughout the entire composition, we are presented with a backdrop of the subdued painting of clouds used for the album, Collage: The Last Work, on which this music was first released two weeks ago.  Along the way, tinkling drops of color tease the screen whenever ebullient piano notes are heard, and other streaks and swirls of lights dreamily and playfully dance on the screen to connote various orchestration choices that are heard accompanying the visuals.

Enjoy here, at James Horner Film Music, an exclusive presentation of James Horner’s music receiving Fantasia-esque treatment by Mercury Classics.

 

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  1. Pamela Read

    Delightful video for the score. Could watch the whole CD. It’s such an excellent piece, how about a concert of all the pieces included – they are all great. thank you Mercury. Pamela.

  2. David Seiden

    Beautiful visualization! I also highly recommend purchasing the film First In Flight, available here on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/firstinflight/117643921

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