MATRIXSYNTH: "Song for Henry" - on analog synthesizers

Monday, December 14, 2015

"Song for Henry" - on analog synthesizers


Published on Dec 14, 2015 organfairy

"In 1983 Danish television was trying to gain a more modern reputation and therefore they replaced the ordinary written programme presentation with an animated interlude showing a clock face that started as one round picture that had a connection to the previous show and during the one minute interlude the picture was replaced with one related to the next show.

I have tried to recreate this animation and I think it went quite well. I have used pictures of the synths that I used to play the music.

The music is the composition 'Song for Henry' that was one of the melodies that were used for the 1983 interlude. It is composed by the Danish keyboard player Kenneth Knudsen who is known for his well groomed hair and mustage - that guy was so 80's already in the early 1970's - and for his mastery of the synthesizer. He has been referred to as "the Joe Zawinul of Scandinavia" so he is a very respected musician.

I play Song for Henry on Roland SH-2000 (melody and solo), Roland JX-8P (Bass and percussive sounds), Korg Poly-800 (chords), and for the first time I play a solo on my Yamaha SY-1. So as you might have guessed I managed to repair it properly (there will be a video later)."

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