BT Brings His Orchestral Fantasy “Electronic Opus” To Kickstarter

February 17, 2015

Kickstarter has rapidly become the go-to platform to help businesses and projects come to fruition. The community driven fund-raising website hasn’t only attracted wannabe entrepreneurs, but also musicians searching for investors to back their ideas and talents.

Legendary electronic musician, BT has an extensive resume that includes producing movie scores, heartfelt trance classics and a rich background in classical music. But BT is also one of nearly 200,000 people turning to Kickstarter to make his dream a reality―that dream, being his Electronic Opus project.

“This is unrelated to DJing. Throughout the course of the show I will be playing everything from piano, modular synthesizers, drum machines, propriety music software, iZotope and live music software,” he said. “So I won’t just be hitting the space bar on a CDScreen Shot 2015-02-17 at 6.22.54 PM player.”

The Electronic Opus project has been on BT’s mind for years. Unusually, he has found it difficult to gather enough people who share his vision in order to make this event happen.

His dream event would feature a live orchestra that combines the basic elements of electronic music production, like LED lights and other visuals that make dance music festivals what they are. One thing is clear, there will be no DJing at this event. BT is aiming to create a concert style format and wants to attract an audience devoted to listening to the music attentively.

“I think people dressing up, wearing black ties [and] sitting down attentively listening to music is a different experience. The festival environment is a little disheartening; I don’t think much of the audience cares about who’s playing,” he said. “I know a lot of DJs who prepare a set on USB drives and CDs then do aerobics and calisthenics and the audience doesn’t care.”


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