Frankly I can't really stand Holst's The Planets.... it's too anthemic and then suddenly drops to inaudible. I did, however, see it once as the score to a film in a science museum set to images taken by space rovers of the planets as it passed. Screen was like over a hundred feet high. It was huge, I remember I could see everything, every ripple in the atmosphere of Jupiter. Great experience.
Still, the symphony, I dunno, I just can't stand it, even though I try to listen to it. Then I started thinking, what if someone redid it as electronica? Not a symphony, but synthesizers? Computers?
What if they incorporated spoken passages from communications about the crafts as they were passing by the planets?
I think it would sound majestic, truly I do!
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