ヴァンゲリス, 'Chariots of Fire' composer, で死んだ 79

受賞歴のある作曲家, 生まれたEvangelosOdysseasPapathanassiou, パリのフランスの病院で亡くなりました, ギリシャのメディアによると. 死因は明らかにされていない.

Vaneglisは、アカデミー賞を受賞したスコアを作成しました “Chariots of Fire. He also produced the score for “どこにでも行くのにそれほど急いでいないようです” に 1982.

ヴァンゲリス, a Greek composer of electronic music, で亡くなりました 79.

ヴァンゲリス, a Greek composer of electronic music, で亡くなりました 79. (Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other government officials expressed their condolences Thursday.

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Vangelis Papathanassiou is no longer among us,” Mitsotakis ツイート.

For the whole world, the sad news states that the world music firm has lost the international Vangelis. The protagonist of electronic sound, the Oscars, the Myth and the great hits,” the tweet continued.

ザ・ opening credits ofChariots of Fire roll as a bunch of young runners progress in slow motion across a glum beach in Scotland, as a lazy, beat-backed tune rises to a magisterial declamation. It’s one of the most instantly recognizable musical themes in cinema, and its standing in popular culture has only been confirmed by the host of spoofs it has sired.

Greek composer Vangelis produced music for "Chariots of Fire" そして "Blade Runner."

Greek composer Vangelis produced music forChariots of Fire” そして “Blade Runner.(マイケルオックスアーカイブ/ゲッティイメージズ)

ザ・ 1981 British film helped define Vangelis, but his initial encounter with success came with his first Greek pop band in the 1960s.

He evolved into a one-man quasi-classical orchestra, using a vast array of electronic equipment to conjure his enormously popular undulating waves of sound. A private, humorous man — burly, with shoulder-length hair and a trim beard — he quoted ancient Greek philosophy and saw the artist as a conduit for a basic universal force. He was fascinated by space exploration and wrote music for celestial bodies but said he never sought stardom himself.

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それでも, a micro-planet spinning somewhere between Mars and Jupiter — 6354 Vangelis — will forever bear his name.

Born on March 29, 1943, near the city of Volos in central Greece, ヴァンゲリス, started playing the piano at age 4, although he got no formal training and claimed he never learned to read notes.

Vangelis performs on stage at Aan de Maas, Rotterdam, オランダ, 六月 18, 1991.

Vangelis performs on stage at Aan de Maas, Rotterdam, オランダ, 六月 18, 1991. (Rob Verhorst/Redferns)

Orchestration, composition — they teach these things in music schools, but there are some things you can never teach,” 彼はで言った 1982 インタビュー. “You can’t teach creation.

Vangelis later wrote music scores for Ridley Scott’s “どこにでも行くのにそれほど急いでいないようです” (1982) そして “1492: Conquest of Paradise” (1992), as well as forMissing” (1982) そして “Antarctica” (1983), とりわけ.

He refused many other offers for film scores, once saying in an interview, “Half of the films I see don’t need music. It sounds like something stuffed in.

Vangelis said he never experimented with his music and usually recorded everything on the first take.

ヴァンゲリス, a Greek composer of electronic music, surrounded by equipment at a venue in 1976.

ヴァンゲリス, a Greek composer of electronic music, surrounded by equipment at a venue in 1976. (Michael Putland/Getty Images)

When I compose, I perform the music at the same time, so everything is live, nothing is pre-programmed,” 彼は言った.

The composer lived in ロンドン, Paris and Athens, where he bought a house at the foot of the Acropolis that he never dolled up, even when his street became one of the most desirable pedestrian walks in town. The neoclassical building was nearly demolished in 2007 when government officials decided that it spoiled the view of the ancient citadel from a new museum built next door but eventually reconsidered.

Vangelis received many awards in Greece, France and the U.S. Little was known of his personal life besides that he was an avid painter.

Every day I paint and every day I compose music,” 彼は言った.

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