Don't ask why, but all things aside sometimes you just end up doing something just because!
Stanley Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey was released in 1968. I have never seen anything like it before or since. One thing is for sure, 2001 is a Sci-Fi classic which has directly influenced many other science fiction films to this day.
Kubrick chose to use existing music for the score much to the dismay (maybe a huge undersatement) of the hired composer Alex North:
Stanley Kubrick had his creative mind made up and went on to state in an interview with the French film critic Michel Ciment:
However good our best film composers may be, they are not a Beethoven, a Mozart or a Brahms. Why use music which is less good when there is such a multitude of great orchestral music available from the past and from our own time? When you are editing a film, it's very helpful to be able to try out different pieces of music to see how they work with the scene...Well, with a little more care and thought, these temporary tracks can become the final score.
The classical pieces used in the film include works by:
Aram Khachaturian György Ligeti Johann Strauss II Richard Strauss
I have created this recording primarily for a mxing tutorial and it will serve its purpose here.
The recording used by Kubrick was conducted by Karl Böhm and performed by The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
So it's a re-creation of this small part of the full work. And just for fun it's combined and synced up with a reworking of the orginal titles to Stanley Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey. It's familiar but not what it seems! it was purely for a fun exercise.
So here it is......make of it what you will.
Technical: Each individual part was performed and recorded to audio, mixed into their own Group Bus and finally Stems for the Final Mix.