Daft Punk ‘Aerodynamic’ For Orchestra by Walt Ribeiro
My 3rd Daft Punk arrangement on my journey to do all of Interstella 5555. If you like this, be sure to check out ‘Harder Better Faster Stronger’ For Orchestra, and ‘Around The World’ For Orchestra.
I just spent the past hour staring at my wall. This is my 96th arrangement (wow has it been that many weeks?!) But this past week has been super rough, I just left my job, and things are just crappy. I can’t tour, rock radio won’t play me because I’m classical, classical radio won’t spin me because they say I’m rock… and so all I have is my music in my head, the hope that this somehow works out, and all of you guys. Then again, what more could I want, right?!
I love this composition because it’s as if it’s 3 entirely separate pieces. There’s even that big silence in the middle, which really brings out the beauty of this piece when it leads to the flutes and violins for the lush ending. It creates so much tension, uncertainty, and feeling.
And that’s what I drew from this - that sometimes there’s a long pause in the middle of things. While uncertainty in life is scary and can get you down, I’m learning that if you keep going you’ll see it leads to a beautiful melody. The trick is to just keep on going.
As a result, I wanted the violins to really take charge in this arrangement while the Xylophone played the melody. To say I’m proud of this piece is an understatement, it turned out exactly how I heard it. I even gave the basses a melody that wasn’t in the original, but I heard it in my head over and over again, so I added it.
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You guys are amazing - more to come!