Alex Otterlei | New Beginnings

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New Beginnings

by Alex Otterlei

A short symphonic ouverture, neo-modal and impressionistic in style, conjuring images of beauty in nature and spirit.
Genre: Classical: Postmodern
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Album Notes
"New Beginnings" is an impressionistic piece of orchestral music where the composer describes a moment in
his life during which he experiences an overwhelming sense of freedom. A momentarily state of detachment from all worldly things,
caused by the influence of his new surroundings.

"New Beginnings" was premiered live on May 2nd 2010 at De Singel in Antwerp by the JMOA Orchestra , conducted by Ivo Venkov.


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Jason Sizemore

Uplifting and vibrant
Being a fan of Otterlei's previous musical adventures (such as the excellent Horror on the Orient Express) I decided to toss 99 cents into the pot to check out his latest work. This single is a departure from some of the darker themes and melodies he's explored in the past. "New Beginnings" is light and airy, a song to listen to in the morning as you drive to work. It's uplifting and thoughtful.

I'm impressed by Otterlei's growth as a musician and give him kudos for stepping into new musical territory.

P. Maclean

New Beginnings
A wonderful piece of work by Alex Otterlei. I've been a fan since his "Horror on the Orient Express" soundrack.

The subtlty and power of his symphonic arrangements make for alluring listening and his new work on "New Beginnings" once again, does not disappoint.

I'm very much looking forward to hearing more work from Mr. Otterlei.


I am a long time fan of Alex Otterlei's music and know his work from it's very beginning in the roleplaying business (with CDs like "Arthur") many years back in the past.

This new track of him - which runs about 5 minutes - is defintely different from the most songs I've heard from this artist, since it has a unique feeling of a very special situation in the life of the composer. Often the listener don't know exactly what the artist wants to say, but in case of Alex and his new song, one can hear and feel every second of the song and what Mr. Otterlei wants to say with it. In fact, one can feel the freedom, Alex must have felt in the proclaimed situation, because he knows exactly how to express hisself with his music.

To do so, he uses a very orchestrical sound, with rich blowers (trumpets, timbals and so on) and a well strcutured arrangement. He begins with soft and chilling tones and gets more powerful with every second the track is running

Another great, even if short, work, from Alex Otterlei.
Just listen to it, you won't be disappointed.