Remote Galaxy | Digging Deeper

New orchestral music album from 2L and composer Flint Juventino Beppe. Performed by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Released as Pure Audio Blu-ray, digital album and vinyl (double LP).


Nominated for a Grammy Award 2015 in the category «Best surround sound album».




- 2L´s recording - Blu-ray and accessible in 5.1 and 7.1 DTS, 2.0 LPCM and 9.1 Auro-3D - does indeed sound breathtaking.-
Gramophone magazine, April 2014

This is a stunningly unusual flute concerto full of poetry, drama and intense feelings. As with the other works on this fine disc, it is brilliantly played by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Emily Beynon is a superb soloist.
The Classical Reviewer, May2014

- Remote Galaxy is one of the finest recordings I have ever heard! Unlike a lot of so-called demonstration material, the music matches the quality of the recording. It's an incredible artistic and technical achievement, and a disc I will return to many times in the months and years to come.
Audiophile Audition, December 2013

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Remote Galaxy – Flint Juventino Beppe
Emily Beynon, flute
Mark van de Wiel, clarinet
Ralph Rousseau, viola da gamba
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Cat. No. 2L-100-PABD | 2L-100-LP         






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Can the dualism of life, nature and art be expressed in pure music?

This is the question the multi-talented composer Flint Juventino Beppe – formerly known as Fred Jonny Berg – has set out to answer. The album Remote Galaxy is a journey in time and space, a journey given meaning by the album's music and philosophy. The music is uncompromisingly honest, with a genuine power of its own. Using well-known acoustic technology, the composer takes us to some unusual and, for most of us, unknown places.

Remote Galaxy continues the journey of 2L's Grammy nominated album Flute Mystery, and again the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy to interpret these adventurous scores. The composer's deep spiritual interest in nature, philosophy and space is as central in the universe of Remote Galaxy as it was in Flute Mystery. Beppe's music leaves a unique fingerprint in the artistic world: there is quite simply nothing like it.


The individual and inventive nature of his orchestral works demands a rich palette of instruments and an extended use of woodwinds, brass and organ. As solo instruments, the intense but delicate sound of the clarinet, the scope of the flute's range of expression and the special characteristics of the rarely used viola da gamba make for an inimitable atmosphere captured in 2L's innovative surround sound technology. With the introduction of height channels, acoustic reflections create a natural sound presence originating from both around and above the listener.

The Auro-3D format on this Pure Audio Blu-ray features sound reproduction that is more realistic than anything you've heard before. It delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio.



The whole spectrum of Beppe's musical philosophy is mirrored in his works: "It's really as simple as it is complicated – I breathe in what life has to offer, and breathe out what I have to offer life. I have given up trying to grasp what actually happens in the process from impression to expression." Beppe is diagnosed with Tourette's and Asperger's syndromes, and his approach to life is self-reflective and as uncompromising as his music: "When I take a look at the mountains or the sky, I realize I cannot spend my time on anything but grandness. It's that or nothing."

Flint Juventino Beppe's sheet music is available online for evaluation and delivery. Download all scores for free at www.fjbfingerprint.com




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Kann der Dualismus des Lebens, der Natur und der Kunst in purer Musik Ausdruck finden?

Dieser Frage widmet sich der Komponist Flint Juventino Beppe mit seinem Album „Remote Galaxy" und nimmt seine Hörer mit auf eine Reise zu Orten, die den meisten völlig unbekannt sein dürften. Kompromisslos ehrlich, hat diese Musik, die lediglich bekannte akustische Mittel einsetzt, dennoch eine völlig überraschende und authentische Kraft. Beppe hinterlässt einen einzigartigen Fingerabdruck: seine Musik ist mit nichts zu vergleichen.

Der individuelle und erfindungsreiche Geist seiner Arbeit erfordert eine breite Palette orchestraler Farben sowie den großflächigen Einsatz von Bläsern und Orgel. Im solistischen Einsatz nutzt Beppe den intensiven, jedoch empfindsamen Klang der Klarinette, die Bandbreite der Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten einer Flöte und die spezielle Charakteristik einer sparsam eingesetzten Viola da Gamba nutzt Beppe zur Herstellung einer beispiellosen Atmosphäre, die in der innovativen Klang-Technologie des Labels 2L perfekt eingefangen wird und den Hörer geradezu einhüllt.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, der – wie bereits beim Album „Flute Mystery" – das Philharmonia Orchestra leitet ist ein weiterer Garant für ein Hörerlebnis der Extraklasse.

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Artwork: Morten Lindberg. Front Cover Photo: NASA. Session photos: Morten Lindberg. Artist photo & Stage Layout: Morten Lindberg