Music : Fantasia/Mysterion (particularly electronic synthesizer music of the type often formerly labeled "apocalyptic" or "Gothic", but now simply "contemporary classical")

samples of earlier music in rather similar dramatic-suspense style, from prior to the advent of electonic synthesizers (Berlioz, Mussorgsky, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, etc.)

samples of Sergei Prokoviev, etc.

Alexandre Scriabin : Prefatory Action (to Mysterium).

Dmitri Schostakowitsch : 10. Sinfonie.

Havergal Brian : Gothic Symphony (Symphony No. 1).

George Lloyd : Symphony #7.

Olivier Messiaen : Quartet for the End of Time. or

example of a contemporary electronic sythesizer composer -- Alexander Muno : Fehler.Rosenideal

various music pieces in "Contemporary Classical" tag (played on electronic synthesizers)

Ondes Martenot

"the Ondes Martenot, that futuristic instrument worthy of Marsupilami, invented in France ... and precursor of the synthesizer. The Ondes Martenont had been frequently used by Olivier Messiaen, notably in his Turangalia-Symphonie. Its sound had also been popularized by the science fiction films of the 1950s."

"Maurice Martenot invented the instrument and presented it in Paris on May 3 1928. ... The first time that I heard Messiaen's music, ... I had a very intense experience when listening to his Turangalia-Symphonie: I saw colors and vibrant images."

"I think that this instrument was like a revolution. ... Charpentier composed for the Ondes. Jolivet also, in 1931 he composed a magnificent piece, "De --- incantatoire." Varese wrote "Equatoriales": he composed it for Theremin[?] and he retranscribed it for the Ondes Martinot."

Turangalila by Messiaen

Based ostensibly on "the secular myth of Tristan and Isolde",

{Evidently /TURAN-ga/ is intended as a pun on Cymry /TRYstAN/.}

"Messiaen derived the title of the work from two Sanskrit words, turanga and lîla, each with complex meanings that roughly translate as “love song and hymn of joy, time, movement, rhythm, life and death.” He described the joy of Turangalîla as “superhuman, overflowing, dazzling and abandoned.” The composer further told Antoine Goléa that the wordTurangalîla was chosen for its sound as well as its meaning. He added: “turanga has a sense analogous to our use of ‘tempo’, whilelîla means ‘life-force: the game of creation, rhythm and movement’.” (OMTS)

""Turangalîla" ... is Sanskrit for a rhythmic structure Described in Śārṅgadeva, a Hindu musical encyclopaedia of the XII century. Messaien seemed particularly attracted by the connotations of the word. According To him, "Turanga" meant literally "the horse's speed" to evoke the tempo, whilst "lîla" meant the force of life, the fun of creation, rhythm and movement, all together." (T1992)

OMTS = "Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony".

T1992 = "Turangalîla (1992)".

Talas in Messiaen's Turangalila

"The Tala "Dhammar" is based on movement of elephant and Tala "Teentaal" is based on movement of horse. "Teental" is 16 beats (4+4+4+4)."

"Messiaen's _Technique Of My Musical Language_ ... cites his ancient sources."

"The 120 deci-talas listed in the thirteenth century treatise Sangitaratnakara by S`arngadeva provided an important starting point. Still a student at the conservatory, he incidentally found this list in the Encyclopédie de la Musique by Albert Lavignac (1913)."

Turanga Leela

"Lila (or Lilla) means purple in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Hungarian, German, and some Slavic languages, as well as a purple hue in Spanish, suggesting her name may be inspired by her hair color, or vice-versa, in Dutch Lila would also be named for Lilac." (SM--E"TL")

{/'Purple'/ may perhaps also be an allusion to the purple-fruited variety of jambu (jackfruit).}

Turanga Leela is associated with a "Leg Mutant". (IS"LM")

{cf. [named for the jambu fruit] "Jambuka hanging from the branch of a tree {praesumably the jambu-tree} on his legs" (PM, s.v. "Jambuka")}

SM--E"TL" =

IS"LM" =

PM = Puranic Encyclopaedia. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975.