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18 February 2019

Music For The Planet – Episode 1: Wildlife

Like in the early lives of children, the first steps are very important moments. This is the first track of Music For The Planet, released today, available on all digital platforms.

Its name is “Wildlife”. Below you’ll find a small description about the creative process and some info that inspired the work. Be wild!


Wildlife, like many pieces of Music For The Planet, was composed using a mixture of libraries of acoustic instruments and sound-field recordings, bound to nature.

As in an overture of an opera, being the first track of the album, the first seconds accompany the listener’s ear in a dynamic crescendo of woodwinds, strings and church organ. Around minute 1.22, a first release: nothing else but piano solo and sounds recorded on a beach. Some piano notes begin to indicate the theme, but do not develop it completely. This section acts as a bridge to the actual opening of the piece, in which the whole orchestra follows one another in a crescendo on the main theme. Finally comes the second and last release that gently cradles the ear towards a pianissimo of the orchestra in fade.

Sound-stage: Virtual Orchestra

The sound realization of Music For The Planet was made thanks to the use of Virtual Orchestras. For those who don’t know, the term Virtual Orchestra is used to describe the real-time simulation of a traditional acoustic orchestra. Due to the development of high capacity samplers, the recording of large instrumental sample libraries, and the capabilities of modern sequencers, simulations have become pretty accurate.

As a VIP user of 8Dio‘s libraries, most instruments come from their catalog. Among them “Adagio Strings“, “CAGE Brass“, “Lacrimosa” and “Hybrid Tools 3“. As a pianist, however, I can’t miss mentioning the library that gave rise to many of the compositions, born in fact initially from the piano solo: the awesome “Hans Zimmer Piano” by Spitfire Audio. Again from the same production company, another key library was “Union Chapel Organ“, used mainly with the articulation “Pedals” to create an organic and non-synthetic sub-bass.

Dive Into The Matter

The global wildlife population decreased by 52 percent between 1970 and 2014, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund. The main causes are

  • Climate change: Global warming is making hot days hotter, rainfall and flooding heavier, hurricanes stronger and droughts more severe. This intensification of weather and climate extremes will be the most visible impact of global warming in our everyday lives. It is also causing dangerous changes to the landscape of our world, adding stress to wildlife species and their habitat. Since many types of plants and animals have specific habitat requirements, climate change could cause a disastrous loss of wildlife species.
  • Meat Industry: To support a global rise in per-capita meat-eating, livestock farming continues to expand, shrinking and fragmenting natural habitats in the process. To learn more about this last point, I warmly invite you to read this article.

Take Action – WILD

They are the people helping to keep Earth wild. If you believe in the importance of protecting Earth’s wild and irreplaceable nature, then these guys are the people to refer to. The WILD Foundation has been building new, innovative solutions for wilderness from the ground up since 1974. Solutions that revolutionize opportunities for the entire conservation sector.

Their mission is to build strong communities that respect and protect nature for the benefit of all life. Their vision is a world in which people respect nature, nature flourishes, and life thrives.