Lasting over eight minutes, “Wondrous Journey Part 1” is the first part of an orchestral suite, in which the narrative music takes you on a highly exciting and most spectacular journey.
The composing process can often be regarded as a journey, during which the composer travels along the path he builds, often not knowing where it will eventually lead him, or which obstacles he will encounter along the way.
In this sense “Wondrous Journey, Part 1” describes both an inner and an outer experience of travelling, the journey itself being equally or even more rewarding than the ultimate destination.
Symphonic, neo-tonal with a strongly apparent bi-tonal harmony, incorporating polymetric and polyrhythmic structures.
Music composed and orchestrated by Alex Otterlei
Performed with the Vienna Symphonic Library.
Released by AlexOtterleiMusic March 2012
Cover art by Neville Marcinkowski
Picture taken by Alex Otterlei on the island of Haramsoya, Norway