Julius Dobos

Connecting Images

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Julius Dobos composed Connecting Images at the request of Nokia Ltd.. The task was far from simple: He had to write a collection of pieces reflecting the difference between the various models of mobile phones. The result is an album brimming with the most diverse musical styles and returning melodies, yet coherent throughout. The tracks -- as with soundtracks -- are easily identified with the atmosphere of the pictures they were inspired by. Dobos created the music using live instruments combined with electronics and a multitude of synthesizers, presenting special textures never heard before. The choir parts were performed during the last part of the two-week recording period. The composer invited Grammy award-winner Martha SebestyƩn to perform the folk song parts of the final track, "Connecting People." Due to the sheer number of instruments and the five-part-choir, the album was mixed on 92 channels. The music on Connecting Images has been used as a score in a vast number of films, exhibitions, and presentations. In 2000 a ballet was composed for the music and was performed in a colorful show.