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London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Fagen, Tedd Joselson, London Voices - Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra

Signum Records

  • £7.42 ( )

Format: CD 
Catalogue No.: SIGCD670
Barcode: 0635212067024
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Genre: Classical

 Society currently finds itself at an intersection of technology and humanity: as physical forms embedded with Artificial Intelligence systems fulfil an urgent need for previously unimaginable companions, such as robot caregivers, to address the twin challenges of longevity and loneliness.
 It is precisely this concept of an inanimate-human companionship that pioneer surgeon Dr Susan Lim, together with her co-creative director, Dr Christina Teenz Tan, explore in ‘Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano & Orchestra’, composed by Manu Martin. It is hoped that the Fantasy will inspire a discussion about what is life and what is non-life, a topic which no longer just belongs to the confines of medicine but invites the participation of artists, musicians, psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, engineers, politicians and more.
 Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, the Lim Fantasy draws inspiration from 15 original songs composed for a proposed musical, ALAN. It unfolds the story of an inanimate, ALAN, and the journey of its soul, twice teleported, from an animate to inanimate and ultimately, into a human - brought to life through the performance of pianist Tedd Joselson, alongside the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fagen, an electric guitar heralding a New World Order and a choral ensemble, London Voices, echoing ‘Synthetic DNA’ as the inanimate undergoes its transformation and pleads, through a solo
voice in the final Act, for its soul to be quantum entangled with that of a human; this is after all, a fantasy. 
 The iconic Belgian-American pianist Tedd Joselson describes the work as “a truly magnificent addition to the realm of piano concerto repertoire… a masterstroke of creative ingenuity, which I am truly delighted and honoured to lead as solo Pianist.”

Tracklisting:
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Overture
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Jungle Song
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Alan Song
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Transition to Origins
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Origins
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Life on the Shelf
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Transition fo Companion Friend
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Companion Friend
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Off to College
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 3: Timeless
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 3: Transition to Ode to Alan
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 3: Ode to Alan
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 4: Synthetic DNA
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 4: Transition fo New World Order
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 4: New World Order
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 5: Evil Professor
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 5: Transition to Boy Scientist
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 5: Boy Scientist 
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 6: Tribal Bushman Song
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 6: Transition to Teleportation
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 6: Teleportation

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