TTMM Plays Bach: The Tleilaxuburg Concerto #5

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1 Tleilaxuburg5 Movement I free download 2:01 74
2 Tleilaxuburg5 Movement II free download 2:19 77
3 Tleilaxuburg5 Movement III free download 3:49 69
4 Tleilaxuburg5 Movement IV free download 4:49 70
5 Tleilaxuburg5 Movement V free download 1:42 72

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According to the page for this album on the Free Music Archive (, the artist, D. Bene Tleilax, states:

“This is a 5-part cover of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5, first Allegro movement, recorded in winter of 2005-2006. I programmed the music directly out of the printed orchestral score—no pre-programmed midi files were used.

I have taken exceptional liberty in interpreting the work, freely adding to and modifying Bach’s written score, while maintaining the core elements of what propelled his movement. I believe that what I have done is no affront to Bach, no systematic raping of a classic, as is a major cultural trend these days. Instead it is a respectful tribute to his mastery, reframed as I have seen fit to simultaneously express myself in modern terms. In addition, it has been a widespread practice in the classical world to borrow from composers and I feel my interpretations and modifications follow this line of tradition, though perhaps more liberally.

While reading a biography about Bach several years ago, I came across a passage which indicated Bach’s attitude about the future—he said of his own music that he often wrote for instruments that had yet to exist. I like to view my expositions of his work as a sort of fulfillment of this aspect of his composition.

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  • circuissloth

    Great - I listen to this all the time!

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Goldi_lox

    so happy i found this

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • HGMontgomery

    fantastic EP that wouldn't sound out of place soundtracking some sort of remake of 'a clockwork orange', though i wouldn't doubt that such an idea would be ultimately doomed to fail. plus bonus points for being named after my most favourite evil woman-hating religious extremists in sci-fi. the man has it all. LISTEN TO THIS ON SEMUTA

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Vinnymata

    Haha, that's pretty awesome. Will you do something with the prelude to Cello Suite no. 1 or something?

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • djugashvilli

    Bach goes wood chopping! One of the very best baroque-to-electro adaptations i have ever listened to. Besides, unlike some other takes on "classical" music, yours doesn't sound kitsch at all. Superb job.

    22 Aug 2009 Reply