Amin Bhatia’s fourth album features music from the films of filmmaker/biologist David Lickley.

THE PLANET, distributed by Triplet Records, premiered on Earth Day (Monday, April 22) on iTunes.

The music, a symphonic soundtrack of suites from three Canadian films about the environment and eco-system of our planet, was composed by Amin Bhatia and features a full size orchestra comprised of Canada’s finest session and orchestral musicians.

“Every few years David Lickley emerges with a new large format film and I get to write the music for it.  David and I both love melody, and that makes our collaborations energetic, challenging and inspiring. All my life I’ve made music with machines, but David’s films remind us that the ecosystem of The Planet is the most sophisticated machine of all. To operate smoothly humanity needs to work alongside nature.  And isn’t that the ultimate collaboration?” 
Amin Bhatia

David Lickley, an award winning biologist and IMAX filmmaker who has traveled the globe to tell the Earth’s stories says: “Over 16 years and five Large Format Films, we have traveled from the forests of Tanzania to the icy realms of the High Arctic, with stops in the Yukon, Ghana, Thailand, India, Lake Superior, and over a massive  wildfire in Northwestern Ontario – to name just a few.  Each film has its own unique musical approach inspired by the stories and music of that region. What they all have in common is Amin’s passion and extraordinary talent.  I hope you enjoy listening to these selections as much as I’ve enjoyed being a part of the musical journey.”  David Lickley

 

 

THE PLANET: MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF DAVID LICKLEY

WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC
Expansive sound with contrasting intimate pieces. Grand themes expressed by the full orchestra and unifying themes on piano and French horn.

1. WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC, MAIN TITLE 3:23
2. ICEBREAKERS AT DECEPTION BAY 3:01
3. ILKU'S SKIDOO (featuring Jean-Paul De Roover) 2:38
4. UNDERWATER WHALE BALLET 3:04
5. BOWHEAD WHALES OUT TO SEA 2:48
6. RACE TO TAG THE WHALES 2:41
7. THE LITTLE MUIRE BIRD THAT COULD 2:56
8. IF BEARS COULD FLY1:48
9. POLAR BEAR GAG REEL 2:04

GOLD FEVER
The warmth and reverence of gold in orchestral majesty, with human innovation and longing depicted through contemporary guitar instrumentation.

10. GOLD FEVER, INTRODUCING AL 1:32
11. THE GOLD RUSH 1:51
12. FLYING THE MOTHERLOAD 1:30
13. ARTIFACTS OF GOLD 2:23
14. HIKING WITH AL 2:03

MYSTERIES OF THE GREAT LAKES
Delicate adagios portraying a Garden of Eden, with contrasting strident heavy marches that represent natural power and human-made conflicts.

15. GREAT LAKES, GARDEN OF EDEN 2:38
16. LET THE EAGLES SOAR 2:16
17. THE POWER OF WATER 3:11
18. A BEAUTIFUL FUTURE 2:27
19. THE STURGEONS RETURN 2:05
20. REUNITED 2:35
21. A MOBILE LAB 1:23
22. GREAT LAKES, GOODBYE 1:38

CREDITS

MUSIC COMPOSED AND ARRANGED BY Amin Bhatia (SOCAN)
RECORDED AND MIXED BY Cory Mandel
ORCHESTRATED AND CONDUCTED BY Jamie Hopkings 1, 2 and Mickey Erbe 3
RECORDED AT CBC Glenn Gould Studios 1, 3 and Manta Eastern Sound 2
ENGINEERS Mike Carroll, Vlad Nikolic, Annelise Noronha, Dennis Patterson, Ben Switzer, Kent Thomson EDITORS Meiro Stamm and Paul Talbott
MIXED AT Technicolor Toronto
MASTERED BY Cory Mandel and Paul Novotny
FEATURING The Canadian Federation of Musicians, CFM
MUSIC CONTRACTORS Bev Spotton 1, 3, Rossi Ayres and Bev Crompton 2
COPYISTS Jamie Hopkings 1, 2 and Martin Loomer 3
MUSIC REPRESENTATION Vanguard Artist Management and Soundtrack Music Associates
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Paul Novotny (Triplet Records)
ART DIRECTION Emma Novotny (Triplet Records)
SPECIAL THANKS Danielle, Angela, Kelsey, Aneesa, Nathan, Nina, Mum and Dad, Arlene Bishop, Ari Posner, Jimmy Lahti, Bev Pugliese, Brenda Tremblay, Janine Pigozzo, Mike Horner, Bruce Ehlert
MANUFACTURED BY Bhatia Music Inc under agreement with Science North and Sudbury Science Films

For more information please see www.aminbhatia.com Licensed to Triplet Records www.tripletrecords.com Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Made in Canada.

ORCHESTRAL PERFORMERS

WOODWINDS Les Allt 1, 3, Camille Watts, Lesley Young 1, 2, Max Christie, David Bourque, Joe Orlowski, Mike Sweeney, Liz Gowen 1
HORNS Joan Watson 3, Gary Pattison, Debbie Stroh, Scott Wevers 1, Michele Gagnon, Janet Anderson, Bardhyl Gjevori
TUBA Scott Irvine
GUITAR Mike Francis, James Tait 2, Jean-Paul de Roover 1
HARP Erica Goodman 1, 3, Janice Lindskoog 2
PERCUSSION Brian Barlow 2, Rick Lazar 2, Mark Duggan 1, 2
VOCALISTS Tanya Tagaq 1 and Jean-Paul de Roover 1
CONCERTMASTER Mark Skazinetsky 3 and Marie Berard 1, 2
VIOLIN Carol Fujino, Amanda Goodburn, Lynn Kuo, Angelique Toews, Fujiko Imajishi, Jennie Baccante, Bridget Hunt, Lenny Solomon, Dominique Laplante, Marc-Andre Savoie, David McFadden, Adele Armin, Virginia Wells, Vera Tarnowsky, Aarne Tammisaar, Hiroko Kagawa, Sarah Fraser Raff, Bethany Bergman, Becky Vanderpost, Jayne Maddison, Csaba Koczo, Wendy Rose, Aya Miyagawa, Nancy Kershaw, Ron Mah, Paul Zevenhuzen, Jenny Bacccante, Aaron Schwebel, Corey Gemmell, Debbie Kirshner, Mi Hyon Kim, Laurel Mascarenhas, Mia King, Bozena Szubert
VIOLA Doug Perry, Dan Blackman, Marie Peebles, Kent Teeple, Chris Redfield, Susan Lipchak, Nick Eugelmi, Bev Spotton, Angela Rudden, Nick Papadakis, Jon Craig, Anna Redekop
CELLO David Hetherington 2, Winona Zelenka 1, 3, Roman Borys, Amy Laing, Paul Widner, Igor Gefter, Audrey King, Maurizio Baccante, Elaine Thompson
BASS Tim Dawson, Rob Wolanski, Roberto Occhipinti, Robert Speer, Charles Elliott, Dave Longenecker, Peter Pavlovsky

Wonders of the Arctic 1 Gold Fever 2 Mysteries of the Great Lakes 3

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