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Icarus suite

by Jan Reijnders

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Joseph Reijnders This masterfully crafted piece, with striking accuracy, captures the emotions connected to the classic story of Deadalus and Icarus; from anticipation and mystery, to anxiety, excitement and elation, to fear, anguish and sadness and finally renewed hope and optimism. I've listened to it several times and each time find myself enveloped in this mixture of classical and crossover music with in the final piece sounds reminiscent of vangelis chariots of fire. All in all EPIC in the truest sense of the word! Well done, Jan!
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Icarus suite 16:45


I want to share another passion project with you!!! 😀

This composition is based on the Greek Mythology of Icarus. For those who don’t know the story, it’s about Icarus who is imprisoned together with his father Daedalus by king Minos on Crete. Daedalus makes an escape plan and creates wings from a wooden frame, wax and feathers for him and his son to escape from the island. Because the wax can melt, he warns his son not to fly too close to the sun, or to fly too low, for his wings will become too heavy from the seawater. They fly away to their freedom, but in his enthusiasm Icarus becomes reckless and he start flying higher and higher. Untill he comes too close to the sun. His wings melt. He falls and falls, into the sea, to his death... That sea has been called the Icarian sea ever since.. (for real).

It’s a short story that has interesting themes: the escape from Crete, his flight and his recklessness, his rising and the sun, the fall of Icarus, and Icarus death. Though it’s a dramatic story I wanted to end on a positive note, so I added Elysium at the end, the afterlife, where he flies again :) I made a suite based on this mythology and start it all off with a prologue.

I hope you enjoy, and let me know if you make it through the entire track 😛 (it’s more than 16 minutes long)


released March 11, 2018

Composed & Produced by: Jan Reijnders

Cover Art: Rene Milot


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Jan Reijnders Heemstede, Netherlands

Jan was born in The Netherlands in 1983. Since he was 9 years old he studied accordeon for 10 years and played in several orchestra's. Later his interest shifted towards piano which he taught himself and started to make own compositions. December 2014 he decided to take music seriously and set goals in writing music. Exploring the realm of filmmusic he now also loves making Salsa music! ... more

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