Jacob Duringer | Symphony of the Seven Angels

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Symphony of the Seven Angels

by Jacob Duringer

World's first symphony composed and performed on the Monolith by its inventor.
Genre: Electronic: Virtual Orchestra
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1. Throne
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2. First Angel
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3. Second Angel
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4. Third Angel
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5. Fourth Angel
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6. Fifth Angel
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7. Sixth Angel
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8. Seventh Angel
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9. Kingdom
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Jacob Duringer, design engineer, composer, and inventor of the Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard,is a pioneer of multi- timbral live performance of electronic music.
The Symphony of the Seven Angels, in three movements, is a ground breaking achievement. Never before has an individual performed a complex arrangement in the orchestral form by manual fingering alone without using artificial accompaniment techniques such as,multi- tracking, dubbing, looping, sequencing, programming, mapping, or any other tool that prevents classification of the synthesizer as a true performing art. This accomplishment is only possible by using the Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard, A single synthesizer was used for these works of music - K2000RS.
At the age of 19 I stacked 3 keyboards on top of each other and attempted to play them simultaneously. The resultant sound inspired me to realize that the one-dimensional piano keyboard severely limited the multi-timbral capabilities of the synthesizer. I decided to expand the keyboard into two dimensions, variable pitch in the x-axis like the piano AND variable timbre in the y-axis. I envisioned that a synthesist could perform entire arrangements of music, all the instruments and all the parts, such as a symphony, by manual fingering in two-dimensions instead of tracking each part and building up a composition in the studio.I am happy to report that this is exactly what can now be accomplished, although it did take almost 30 years of research and development.
I invented the Monolith (on paper) in 1976. In 1980 I developed the first prototype. I used an ARP 2500 and 2600 for synthesizers. In 1982 I designed and built my own bank of analog synthesizers and created the 2nd generation Monolith prototype. In 1985 I developed a touch-capacitance keyboard (3rd generation prototype) but found the tactile feel unnatural.
In 1992 I developed the 4th generation prototype, a midi version, and the one I have used on my albums and videos. This prototype is now 25 years old and still going strong!

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