Written by Eric Stamile for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
Edited by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
Photo: Courtesy of Alex Moulton
5 out of 5 stars
ALEX MOULTON PRESENTS – TRON: SUITE KINGOM
NEW YORK, NY (March 13, 2010) When Producer/DJ Alex Moulton invited me to see his “re-scoring” of the film Tron at last night’s event, I was intrigued. Moulton is no stranger to space operas. On his recent album, Exodus, he proved to have a keen understanding of epic sci-fi inspired music. Yet, I remained cautious. After all, Tron isn’t just a movie…Tron is an experience.
Galapagos Art Space was transformed into what could best be described as a pseudo-cyber punk theater. The black oval tables and seats that adorned the main floor were a nice touch for sitting and getting fully immersed in the film. Moulton was stage left with a laptop, weaving his re-imagined music arrangement to the picture.
While he showcased some of his original compositions, we also heard classic tracks from electronic music pioneers such as Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis as well as modern heroes Kavinsky and Lindstrom.
Each track Moulton chose perfectly punctuated a scene from the film. In one of my favorite moments, Alex played the sublime ambient cut, Aquarella, by Alain Morisod. It was the needed respite in a set that was heavy with dystopian synths and pounding kick drums.
The idea of taking on Tron was ambitious, but in Moulton’s capable hands, it was refreshing to see a new take on an old classic.
For more information about the Alex Moulton, visit: alexmoultoncreative.com
Eric Stamile is a New York City based music producer. His credits include Cee-lo, Janet Jackson, Lisa Shaw, and Blue Six.