Vangelis Papathanassiou, one of the crucial vital Greek composers identified overseas as Vangelis, died this Thursday in a hospital in France, the place he was lately handled for Covid-19.
Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (composer of digital, progressive, ambient, jazz and orchestral music. And for the movies Blade Runner (1982), Lacking ( 1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) and Alexander (2004) and used his music within the 1980 PBS documentary collection Cosmos: A Private Voyage by Carl Sagan.
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Vangelis started his profession within the Sixties with a number of pop teams corresponding to The Forminx and Aphrodite’s Youngster, whose album 666 (1972) was acknowledged as a progressive psychedelic rock traditional. Within the Seventies, Vangelis composed the scores for a number of animal documentaries, together with L’Apocalypse des Animaux, La Fête sauvage and Opéra sauvage; the success of those scores propelled him into the mainstream of movie music. Within the early Eighties, Vangelis fashioned a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, frontman of the progressive rock band Sure, and the 2 launched a number of albums collectively below the identify Jon & Vangelis.
In 1980, he composed the rating for the Oscar-winning movie Chariots of Hearth, for which he gained the Academy Award for Greatest Unique Rating. The one from the movie’s theme soundtrack additionally topped the US Billboard Sizzling 100 and was used because the background music for the 2012 London Olympics awards ceremony.
With a music profession spanning over 50 years, writing and performing over 50 albums, Vangelis is taken into account one of the crucial vital figures within the historical past of digital music.