Feel free to read the headline a few times and let it sink in… Devin Townsend is writing a symphony! In a recent interview with KaaosTV, he stated the following points.
“I’m writing a symphony, and I'm going to record it in Belgium in Surround Sound with a visual counterpart. It's going to have a lot of instruments that are not typical for orchestral stuff – a combination of everything. I want to have something that goes between the extremes of beautiful to total chaos, like hellish apocalypse. I'd like to have a point to it that isn't a story – to do with human things, emotions that I currently struggle with because I don't find myself emotionally very intelligent. My plan is to make something that is massive in scope, but is not bombast totally."
You can watch the full interview down below and, of course, listen to some music from the mad musical genius Devin Townsend. Stay tuned for more!