Mind-blowing epic video game electronic music mashed with soaring sci-fi symphonic sounds and dramatic vocals unite in the long-awaited original soundtrack for Libertaria:The Virtual Opera, a new cutting edge machinima film by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young. Love the Hunger Games, Les Miserables, Repo: The Genetic Opera, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Blade Runner, or Phantom of the Opera? Add Libertaria to your sonic collection! Libertaria's music blows your mind into the next millennium!
The Libertaria Soundtrack is a special edition double album set that includes the popular jazzy tune "Metal Ink", performed by indie rocker Matthew Meadows (aka Rango the Dog) and electronica guru Perry R. Cook, and rousing epic symphonic scores like "Pilar of the Underground" and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra-inspired "Rebellion". The heart-wrenching lullaby "Lonely Mother's Cry", performed by the talented Yvette Teel and Jennifer Hermansky, tugs at your heartstrings, and electronic space mashes like "Baby Machine" and "Medallion Girls" are truly out of this world! Round it off with the robotic dance tune "Broken" for a truly transcending musical experience! This is musical theater madness and rock opera insanity at its best! A cutting edge musical for the 21st Century!
In a post-USA dystopia the young teen Libertaria escapes from the GenTech Death Factory and pairs up with her addict father Simeon to blow up evil reverse-aging geneticists called the Collective. Searching for the mysterious Nurse that saved her life and is now buried deep within the dark soul of the Factory, Libertaria and Simeon lead a rag tag army of cyborgs, kids, and misfits against their high tech overlords. In an epic musical finale, Libertaria finds that she must save the world in order to save herself!
The Libertaria Film Soundtrack was produced entirely online with a talented cast from all over the United States. From rock stars to opera divas, the Libertaria cast dedicated two years to creating this incredible musical theater album. The Libertaria cast includes emerging opera stars Kate Sikora and Gracia Gillund, Miami-based actress Gretchen Suarez-Pena, indie rocker Matt Meadows and uber-genius Perry R. Cook, popular pop singer Joe Cameron, dedicated singer/pianist Yvette Teel and up-and-coming talents like Jennifer Hermansky. Film composer Patrick Rundbladh at P.R. Music Productions mastered the vocals for this exciting new rock opera album!
An award-winning composer, obsessive sci-fi buff, gamer, Latin diva, and super Star Wars fan, Sabrina Pena Young creates mind-bending futuristic multimedia works performed throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australia at venues like the Beijing Conservatory, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Art Miami, Miramax's Project Greenlight, the Australasian Computer Music Conference, Turkey's Cinema for Peace, El Instituto de Habana de la Musica, and countless other venues. Recent projects include the film score for cartoonist Rob Cabrera's award-winning animated short "Monica" and the Creation Oratorio, a large scale apocalyptic multimedia choral work for women's chorus, electronica, and Africo-Cuban drumming ensemble.
In 2010 Young embarked on a new journey as she developed the idea of a virtual electronic musical. Starting as a short story about a young geneticist that found that she was experimenting on her own mother, the idea for Libertaria exploded into an epic tale about a young hero combating evil geneticists in a post-nuclear war world where the USA has splintered into several factions, the young and the old are preyed upon by the government, and the only hope for freedom depends on a secret Underground militia made up of cyborgs, children, and misfits led by a runaway teen rebel!
Libertaria is an animated tale for our time, the proverbial hero tale of the underdog saving the world!
The Libertaria Film Soundtrack has two exciting albums. Album 1 is the professionally mastered cast album featuring Kate Sikora, Gracia Gillund, Matt Meadows, Perry R. Cook, Jennifer Hermansky, Joe Cameron, Gretchen Suarez-Pena, and Yvette Teel singing over a dozen incredible tunes from soaring soprano solos to cinematic rock anthems. Album 2 is a special instrumental only Director's Cut album for the film music buff that enjoys epic symphonic sound. This Special Edition Official Motion PIcture Soundtrack can be enjoyed as two separate albums or as one immersive sonic experience!
Lyrics and Opera Libretto/Screenplay Available at the Official Libertaria:The Virtual Opera Website.
Cast (In Alphabetical Order):
Joe Cameron: Gabe/Chorus
Perry R. Cook: Simeon/Gabe/Miguel/Chorus
Gracia Gillund: Libertaria/Chorus
Jennifer Hermansky: New Dawn Solo/The Nurse/Chorus
Matthew Meadows: Simeon
Kate Sikora: Libertaria/Chorus
Gretchen Suarez-Pena: Lucinde/Chorus
Yvette Teel: The Nurse
Additional vocals: Alan Manuel Pena (Broken)
Directed by Sabrina Pena Young
Original score by Sabrina Pena Young
Cast Album Mastered by Patrick Rundbladh at
P.R. Music Productions.
A Special Thanks to our Kickstarter Backers who helped make this album possible, to Dr. Clare Shore for her incredible support, and to my wonderful family that has spent the last few years listening to sci-fi mayhem.
Kickstarter Backers: Christopher Sutton, Martha Richards, Brenda Hutchinson, Pamela Marshall, Clare Shore, Rain Worthington, Kat Valeza, Perry R. Cook, Patsy Rogers, Evelyn Chang, Alan Tormey, Clara Brasseur, Kristin from Buffalo, Benicorp from Brooklyn, Chris and Terry Sprague, Jason Seagraves, George W. Cook, Pat Larsen, Jose A. Tovar, Rob Peters, Stephen Gris, Matthew Meadows, Susanne Ronner Arsson, Eve from Indianapolis, and Anna Rubin.
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