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    Has any one produced a contemporary full orchestra ambient music especially in the classical tradition if that is possible? Prefer an acoustic orchestra performance but a virtual orchestra recording would also be of interest.

  • #2
    I have never looked into the purely classic orchestrated kind of ambient.

    Nils Frahm, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Stars of the Lid kind of come close but no full orchestra, as best as I can tell.

    This is a Stars of the Lid performance:-

    And this is A Winged Victory for the Sullen followed by Nils Frahm at the BBC Proms in 2015:-

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    • #3
      Thanks for the videos.
      Stars of the Lid performance was almost there for me to like.

      A Winged Victory for the Sullen had seen this before. I liked this a bit more.

      I hope I get more suggestions.


      • #4
        This is interesting
        Native Instruments - Orchestral Tools - Arkhis


        • #5
          The "Ligeti: Atmosphères" is not it but in the right direction.


          • #6
            Philip Glass did an orchestral version of an Aphex Twin track



            • #7
              Liked it! but is this ambient music?
              In my opinion close but no it is not ambient.
              I would like to hear other opinions.


              • #8
                it depends on your definitions - electronic/idm/ambient all role into one category for me. Aphex twin has some sweet ambient music and some insane techno thrash


                • #9
                  Have you checked out Arvo Pärt?

                  His "Tabula Rasa" might fit the bill?


                  I guess his stuff is mostly considered "neo-classical" or some such, but if you ask me, this is where genres start to break down and bleed into each other. He has done a lot of choral work as well, inspired by medieval chants if memory serves.



                  • #10
                    Max Richter?
                    This isn't full orchestra but def orchestral and "ambient" i think


                    He also "reimagined" Vivaldi's Four Seasons:


                    Also I imagine that if you start looking into some film score music you might find things that cross that orchestral/ambient threshold--Hans Zimmer, etc.
                    Last edited by MnemoSign; Yesterday, 11:09 PM.