The Creative Hearts of Dr. Who Fandom Are Bigger on the Inside
Krypton Radio Newswire
When something comes along that sparks the imagination and grabs people by heart and brain alike, it often spawns a creative response from the people that make up the fan community springing up around that something. Today’s Video of the Day is all about that phenomenon, and in this case it’s the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra. This offering – “Rose’s Theme / Doomsday” – shows one of the things the internet is good for: bringing creative people together so that they can create something wonderful.
So what is the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra? It’s a collection of Doctor Who fans who have formed a virtual orchestra, and they’ve gotten together under the direction of Stephen Willis of Surrey, England. He reasoned that the music of Murray Gold meant an awful lot to an awful lot of people, that a lot of Doctor Who fans were probably musicians themselves. He went about figuring out how to allow fans from all over the world to play some of the compositions written by Murray Gold together as an orchestra, and it worked. Our video today is their third offering. Participants submitted recordings for this work from November 2011 to January 2012.
This final mix includes a total of 177 submissions from 154 individual participants, ranging in age from 11 to 57, and who are located in at least 18 different countries across the world, including: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, Russia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland.
Arranged and co-ordinated by Stephen Willis
Assistant Co-ordinator: Robin LaPasha
Laura Testa Allured
Glenn Thomas Hvidsten
CYMBALS & MARK TREE:
SANDOURI & KANUN:
Paula Herrington Ishee
Vanessa Aisha Mostafa
Camila de Camargo Pereira
Shiwei YuPIANO (SOLO):
Natalie OdienLEAD GUITAR (SOLO):
ELECTRIC GUITAR (RHYTHM):
Jonathan OdateELECTRIC BASS:
The next piece will be “Dalek Suite” (featuring music from Series One to Five). To take part, watch for instructions an the upcoming promo, via the links below.
We can hardly wait. In the meantime, listen for their first three finished pieces on Krypton Radio. Pretty awesome stuff.