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Steve Layton

American composer Steve Layton was born in Pasco, Washington, in 1956. Long based in Seattle, in 2007 he relocated to Houston, Texas. Layton creates a kind of music that blurs the distinctions between electronic and acoustic art forms, as well as the notions of the traditional and the experimental. He invokes, alters, engages or dissolves questions of history, culture -- even "real" versus "unreal" -- in the mind and ear of the listener.

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New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States. Based in New York City, the New York Philharmonic gives most of its concerts at Avery Fisher Hall. The orchestra was founded by Ureli Corelli Hill in 1842 as the Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York and played its first concert on December 7 of that year, when Beethoven's Fifth Symphony was performed. There had been other orchestras in New York before, but none of them had survived for very long. The Philharmonic, however, became successful, and grew in popularity and size throughout the 19th century.

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Timmy

1. Timmy is an young, very inovative and talented musician from Bratislava, Slovakia. He plays the lead guitar in a symphonic death metal (the description of the genre is only approx.) band called Erratum and does their samples and backing vocals. He made some music pieces also on his own, mostly orchestra like (his huge influences for this genre are Hans Zimmer and Clint Mansell), made soundtracks to certain video games and tried to music some of the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. For more info go to: http://www.myspace.com/huvanity or http://www.myspace.com/erratumsk

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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

?eská filharmonie (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) is a symphony orchestra based in Prague and is most well known and respected orchestra in Czechia. In the long term belongs to the top of best orchestras in Europe in a survey organized by the French magazine Le Monde de la Musique.
The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was formerly the orchestra of the Prague National Opera. It played its first concert under its current name on January 4, 1896 when Antonín Dvo?ák conducted his own compositions, but it did not become fully independent from the opera until 1901.

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Danny Elfman

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American , best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of the films for his long-time friend Tim Burton. Born in Los Angeles, he entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring debut in 1980 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman.

Read more about Danny Elfman on Last.fm.

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John Hardy

John Hardy is a British composer for live performance and film. His music has been described by listeners as 'heart-warming', 'incredibly moving' and 'brilliant', and by critics as 'gripping and intensely theatrical' (Opera Now), 'engrossing...unique' (Guardian) 'epic' (Daily Telegraph) and 'achingly beautiful' (Composers of Wales). More of John's music is available at www.johnhardymusic.com or at record label www.ffinrecords.co.uk

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The Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets is a band that consists of Alex Turner of Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals. They released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, on the 21st April 2008 in the U.K., and 6th May in the U.S. The album also features James Ford (producer and half of the duo Simian Mobile Disco) and string arrangements from Owen Pallett a.k.a Final Fantasy. The album went straight to number one in the U.K. Albums Chart.

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in Dutch, KCO) is the best known and most respected symphonic orchestra in the Netherlands, and is generally considered to be among the world's finest. It is named after the Concertgebouw (Dutch for "concert hall") in Amsterdam in which it gives its concerts. Its "Royal" title was conferred upon it in 1988 by Queen Beatrix. The Concertgebouw opened on April 11, 1888.

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