I’ve seen ads on the TV this past week about a band called Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
At first glance, it looks like some Las Vegas show that they decided to take it on the road. I’ve never heard of it before on blogs or even at the old water cooler at work. So what is this Trans-Siberian Orchestra experience all about?
Well it’s like a rock opera, according to one of it’s founders. They are Paul O’Neill along with Robert Kinkel and Jon Oliva. Paul, a long time producer/writer wanted to make his new musical experience much more than your average concert. Paul’s main desire was to combine two art forms that will help him create a much larger emotional impact on his audience!
- (1) Form a great instrumental music show/band, which could be a show in itself
- (2) Develop a Poetic production that could stand alone from any musical interruptions
once you put the two of them together, the sum of the parts would be greater than the whole, and you couldn’t imagine them apart.
So that is the essence of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra experience, a Rock opera. I think this new form entertainment could also be recognized as Art Rock. The only other time that I have heard of this new genre of music was my introduction to it at the Nuance festival in Toronto.
So who would play in this band and what were it’s working parameters? The band members, only the best musicians would fit the bill. It would be very difficult to keep these guys and gals together for an extended period of time, so they would come and go. The end result will be a constant evolution of music! As for the working musical sound/style of this group, it would evolve as well. Almost like Ringo Starr and his traveling All Star Band in some ways.
Moss does not grow fat under these rolling stones! I think this could be a show that you could see one year and fall in love with it. Then you could follow up with them following year and be just as mesmerized as you were the first time seeing it.
So I am wondering, who out there has seen one of these shows? Please share your thoughts about it with us because it may just help turn some music lovers towards this great experience that they call the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Keep on Jammin’