Wednesday, 1 January 2020

figrin d’an and the modal nodes

Via Boing Boing, we are introduced to the synthesizer reinterpretation of the score to Star Wars by the late, accomplished electronic music and soundtrack designer Osamu Shoji (*1932 – †2018) released in 1978 in Japan only. Though not even the only homage to John Williams’ orchestral opus in this particular genre that’s worth checking out, Shoji’s remaking of the themes and the leitmotifs are singularly spectacular, especially the directions he went with the Mos Eisley Cantina music.