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    Default 2010 MacBook Air

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    What is the music used in the 2010 MBA's TV ad?!

    http://www.apple.com/macbookair/#video-ad

    Best I could do with Shazam (took almost 10 tries to get a proper tag because of voice over on the commercial) is either Sea of Glass by Tom Middleton or Metamorphosis One by Philip Glass. I believe Sea of Glass is based on Philip GLASS' piece.

    However, listening to both songs in full, neither of them is strictly a piano solo like the MBA TV ad. The closest tune is Sea of Glass, but there are other background instruments involved.

    I wonder if Apple got a special 30-second recording made of the song just for them with just piano.

    Anyone?

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    Default Re: 2010 MacBook Air

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    Wow! 241 views and no answers yet.

    I found a good one! Okay anyone know who does Apple's commercials then? Maybe I can just email them. I don't know if chiatt/day is still involved with them in that aspect.

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    Default Re: 2010 MacBook Air

    There is a Philip Glass album called 'Solo Piano'.

    “Metamorphosis One”

    Numbers one and two use themes from Glass’s soundtrack to the acclaimed Errol Morris film “The Thin Blue Line”, which depicts the true story of a man’s wrongful conviction for the murder of a Dallas police officer.

    http://www.last.fm/music/Philip+Glass/Solo+Piano

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    Default Re: 2010 MacBook Air

    I'm also very curious about the solo piano(s) in this new Apple ad. I did manage to find this after some googling about:

    http://twitter.com/alansteinberger/status/28039086029

    So there's a chance that Alan Steinberger is the artist responsible.

    However, I've not been able to locate the work itself anywhere online, nor verify that Alan tweeted about the same ad that we're talking about...

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    Default Re: 2010 MacBook Air

    I've msg'ed Alan and hope to hear back from him. Hopeully he can provide a link where we can download/purchase a full version of the work. If he replies, I'll update this thread.

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    Default Re: 2010 MacBook Air

    Quote Originally Posted by oubiwann View Post
    I've msg'ed Alan and hope to hear back from him. Hopeully he can provide a link where we can download/purchase a full version of the work. If he replies, I'll update this thread.
    Alan wrote us back! Here's what he had to say:

    Hi Duncan,

    I was indeed the pianist, but credit for the composition goes to a young chap named Brad Breeck at Mophonics http://www.mophonics.com/

    For anyone interested, we recorded on a Yamaha C7 at Westlake Studio B in West Hollywood, Calif. I remember seeing a pair of Royers in mid-side configuration, plus a pair condensers (sorry, don't remember which.)

    We recorded three versions of the spot, but none was more than 30", sorry.

    Nice sleuthing. Even my friends ignored that tweet. :-)

    Take care,

    Alan

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