The world has misplaced one other nice. Vangelis, the celebrated digital musician, died Tuesday on the age of 79 in accordance with experiences within the Athens News Agency.
Vangelis loved a protracted and storied profession composing music for movie and tv, in addition to unique albums. Vangelis additionally scored the official anthem for the FIFA World Cup in 2002.
Vangelis is maybe greatest identified for his Oscar-winning rating in Chariots of Fire, the iconic theme. He additionally collaborated with Ridley Scott on his rating for the hit sci-fi movie Blade Runner which acquired a BAFTA and Golden Globe nomination.
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He was additionally nominated on the Grammys 4 instances. As soon as for the Chariots of Fireplace soundtrack and thrice within the new age album class for his solo work. The opening instrumental piece for Chariots of Fireplace known as “Title” even reached primary on the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart.
It was his success with the movie that led him to attain extra movies and benefit from the mainstream success that got here together with it. Even along with his contributions to movie, he nonetheless discovered time to create his personal solo albums and contribute to Greek theater productions, ballets, and nature documentaries.
His contributions to the pure world would proceed when his choral symphony “Mythodea” was utilized by NASA for its 2001 Mars Odyssey mission. He’d later write unique music for the European Area Company’s Rosetta mission to Comet 67P. In 2018, he composed an unique rating for Stephen Hawking’s memorial.
Vangelis all the time had a fascination for area and science. He is quoted as saying, “Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write.”
Whereas his music has been celebrated right here, it’s much more celebrated in Greece the place he is been thought-about ““a pioneer of electronic sound.” His most up-to-date album, Juno to Jupiter, got here out in September 2021. Vangelis’s inspiration for the album stayed true to his love of area exploration because it was influenced by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
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