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birdboy0103

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« on: 12-04-2004 21:23 »

I've got a question, in the beginning of the futurama intro, you here a funky piano, does anyone know what it is?

If not, can you tell me what Chris Tyng's site is, or how to contact him?

Thanks
germanfryfan

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« Reply #1 on: 12-05-2004 09:03 »
« Last Edit on: 12-05-2004 09:03 »

Are you looking for the intrument Chris Tyng used? I can imagine that the whole Intro was made with a synthesiser. The very first melodic tones are "the bells" as Billy West called them.  smile

Chris Tyng probably used and old composition of  Maurice Béjart & Pierre Henry out of the 60s which is called Psyche Rock and rearanged it.

As far as I know Christoper Tyng doesn't have a webpage and I don't know any e-mail adress either   hmpf

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hobojobo

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« Reply #2 on: 12-05-2004 23:05 »

If you have an Apple computer, you can use the GarageBand instrument "Electric Piano" to get a pretty good reproduction of what it sounds like.
kiffan

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« Reply #3 on: 12-08-2004 18:07 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:I can imagine that the whole Intro was made with a synthesiser.

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.

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germanfryfan

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« Reply #4 on: 12-08-2004 19:02 »

 
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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.

 
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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.

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #5 on: 12-08-2004 20:03 »

Bah, just give me a guitar and amp and I'll play the intro better than an entire damn orchestra.
laroquettespine

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« Reply #6 on: 12-08-2004 20:51 »

I wanna hear that Chinese kid play it.
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Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #7 on: 12-08-2004 22:43 »
« Last Edit on: 12-08-2004 22:43 »

Nasty does a good job... I wanna sing "Future Guy" while he plays, but I will sing it like Yoko
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #8 on: 12-08-2004 22:57 »
« Last Edit on: 12-08-2004 22:57 »

Hmm, I thought I heard somewhere that the instrument used were tubular bells or a rare bell type instrument.
birdboy0103

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« Reply #9 on: 12-09-2004 07:13 »

it's not the bells, if you watch the second episode of futurama, Hermes is opening planet express, and the piano sound is playing. Man, i loved that show....
becky

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« Reply #10 on: 12-09-2004 11:57 »

I know what you're talking about, Birdboy! I've always wondered about the damn catchy piano tune too! I can't help you though, but it sounds like a keyboard of some sort...

Didn't it play in "The Deep South" as well, when the crew takes the spaceship out to the Atlantic Ocean?

 
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Bah, just give me a guitar and amp and I'll play the intro better than an entire damn orchestra.
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T-Veronica

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« Reply #11 on: 12-11-2004 15:15 »

Um, I tried to play it once on my ancient Casio synthesizer, and the setting most like it was Jazz Organ, I think. (But I may be thinking of the wrong instument...)

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