REMOTE GALAXY | Digging Deeper

Orchestral music (FJB 50 | Pure Audio Blu-ray, Digital Album, Pure Audio Blu-ray, Vinyl)

Can the dualism of life, nature and art be expressed in pure music?

This is the question the multi-talented composer Flint Juventino Beppe has set out to answer. The album REMOTE GALAXY is a journey in time and space, a journey given meaning by the album's music and philosophy. The music is uncompromisingly honest, with a genuine power of its own. Using well-known acoustic technology, the composer takes us to some unusual and, for most of us, unknown places.

Nominated for a Grammy Award 2015 in the category «Best surround sound album».

REMOTE GALAXY is an orchestral music album from 2L and composer Flint Juventino Beppe. Performed by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Released as Pure Audio Blu-ray, digital album and vinyl (double LP).

— 2L's recording - Blu-ray and accessible in 5.1 and 7.1 DTS, 2.0 LPCM and 9.1 Auro-3D - does indeed sound breathtaking.
Gramophone magazine

— This is a stunningly unusual flute concerto full of poetry, drama and intense feelings. As with the other works on this fine disc, it is brilliantly played by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Emily Beynon is a superb soloist.
The Classical Reviewer

— Remote Galaxy is one of the finest recordings I have ever heard! Unlike a lot of so-called demonstration material, the music matches the quality of the recording. It's an incredible artistic and technical achievement, and a disc I will return to many times in the months and years to come.
Audiophile Audition

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Sheet music from this album:

«Remote Galaxy» Op.81  «Distant Words» Op.43b  «Lost in September» Op.17  «Tightrope walking beneath heaven» Op.32 No.8  «Flute Concerto No.2» Op.80

REMOTE GALAXY by Flint Juventino Beppe 

Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

Emily Beynon, flute
Mark van de Wiel, clarinet
Ralph Rousseau, viola da gamba
Cat. No. 2L-100-PABD | 2L-100-LP         

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REMOTE GALAXY continues the journey of 2L's Grammy nominated album FLUTE MYSTERY, and again the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy to interpret these adventurous scores. The composer's deep spiritual interest in nature, philosophy and space is as central in the universe of REMOTE GALAXY as it was in FLUTE MYSTERY. Beppe's music leaves a unique fingerprint in the artistic world: there is quite simply nothing like it.

The individual and inventive nature of his orchestral works demands a rich palette of instruments and an extended use of woodwinds, brass and organ. As solo instruments, the intense but delicate sound of the clarinet, the scope of the flute's range of expression and the special characteristics of the rarely used viola da gamba make for an inimitable atmosphere captured in 2L's innovative surround sound technology. With the introduction of height channels, acoustic reflections create a natural sound presence originating from both around and above the listener.

The Auro-3D format features sound reproduction that is more realistic than anything you've heard before. It delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio.

The whole spectrum of Beppe's musical philosophy is mirrored in his works: "It is really as simple as it is complicated: I breathe in what life has to offer, and breathe out what I have to offer life. I have given up trying to grasp what actually happens in the process from impression to expression." Beppe is diagnosed with Tourette's and Asperger's syndromes, and his approach to life is self-reflective and as uncompromising as his music: "When I take a look at the mountains or the sky, I realize I cannot spend my time on anything but grandness. It's that or nothing."

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Composer Flint Juventino Beppe and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy during a recording session for REMOTE GALAXY. Photo: Morten Lindberg.

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