Originally posted by kiffan:
Or not. Although the first little *whoosh* sound is most probably a sinth., it has been said on the comentary that Futurama is one of the few shows (then) on TV that uses full orcestration for its music.
Yes, it's true! They used full orchestration for severaly songs/themes on the show. And there are a lot of it.
But still I believe that the Intro, which we are talking about here, is made completely electronical. It just sounds too much like that to me, to be made with "normal" instruments, also there are lots of soundeffects integrated in it, which have to be electronically generated.
Another point is, that by taking a look at the "original" Psyché Rock, by Pierre Henry, you'll find that it was composed as an electroacoustic composition.
Text quoted from Interview with Pierre Henry:The early electroacoustic compositions, dating from 1950, show Henry dabbling about with sounds recorded with the disque souple recorder, much in the same vein as Schaeffer. The structure, however, is much more complicated. Whereas Schaeffer keeps to simple classical and rhythmical structures, Henry shows much more insight into complex composition.
In 1964 Henry produced his Jerks Electronique with a 'song' called Psyche Rock under the pseudonym Yper Sound. It sold some 150,000 copies. It made Henry instantly famous, not only with connoisseurs of avant garde art but also with the man in the street.