5 years ago, few people would have thought it possible that mobile phones would be capable of reproducing full, orchestra-quality sound yet LG technicians had a vision that through advancements in technology they could create ringtones every bit as expansive and rich as hearing a live orchestra, a project they named “Encore.”
To realise this dream LG needed a partner. A musician who not only shared their vision, but could bring it to life with music that was as powerful as the technology they hoped to create. Enter Ennio Morricone, whose CV includes such iconic film scores as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The Untouchables and The Mission. Despite more than six decades’ experience creating some of the world’s most memorable film scores, Morricone remains as youthful and adventurous as he ever was – making the LG project an ideal fit.
The outcome of the collaboration are a series of original compositions and adaptations of Morricone’s classical soundtracks which have been optimised for the Optimus 2X, LG’s forthcoming dual-core processor smartphone, which has the high spec capabilities to reproduce the beauty of Morricome’s music.
These excerpts include an interview with Morricone and the story behind the Encore project.
Following several years in the making, the outcome of Morricone’s collaboration with LG is finally ready to grace our phones.
Gabriel’s Oboe, the theme tune to 1986 Roland Joffe film The Mission
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From 1966’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone
The Good the Bad the Ugly
1994’s Love Affair, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron