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Would anyone here happen to know where to get music for illusion performances?
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There are several CDs out there of "magic music". They're advertised a lot in the magic mags and you can try the web. Some are a lot better than others, but I find the cds work best for illusionists. They kind of suck for manipulation, but for what you're wanting they should work.

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Sometimes own created "mystical" sounds from a keyboard aren´t as wrong as they seem Smile
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As an idea, I remember seeing Jonathan Pendragon lecture many years ago. He recommended listening to movie soundtracks for illusion music. He felt that movie soundtracks are intended to go with action. Of course, this was before movie soundtracks were more than a collection of top 20 pop hits packaged to sell a CD.
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Movie theme scores is definately the way to go for any act where music is required ... a search for movie themes on Amazon.com or co.uk will give you plenty of ideas.

Personally ... I use alot of tracks from 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' in particular anything by Christophe Beck.

Some names to look out for in particular ... Jerry Goldsmith,Danny Elfman,Leonard Rosenman,Philip Glass,John Williams,Howard Shore,Hans Zimmer,Ennio Morricone,David Holmes,Michael Nyman

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And there are

Pink Floyd
Jean Michelle Jarre
Mike Oldfield
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Hey all, I perfer songs that don't have any words when I perform. I use a lot of music with guitar solos as well. If your like me, and enjoy music without words, try doing a search for
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Chet Atkins (does have some singing).
If all else fails, Johney B. Goode has a good beat! Smile
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A couple of my routines are done to music - it's important to pick something that is in keeping with your character and your routine.

I like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for some things. Other times I do a routine that makes fun of Wacko (isn't that worringly similar spelling to Wako?) Jacko to a soundtrack of Bad.


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I aggree,
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield is an excellent track.

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You might want to look at the thread on this subject that recently appeared in the Finger/Manipulation (Stage) section. I believe it is titled "Music for Manipulations".

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SOme of you seem to be reccommending music that is copyrighted. How do you stand on royalties etc? Smile
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Stephen, I started a thread about this earlier entitled Music Copyright. If you would like more info' please feel free to PM me'
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Movie sound tracks are excellent.
Big plus for Tubular Bells.
Kenny G. works well.
Here are a couple links. I have bought the music and it's good stuff made for magicians.



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Choose music that enhances the theme of your show (or each effect).

In comedy, music that contrasts completely with the effect works wonderfully.

Try to avoid stereotypes - be original.

I saw a clip of Fearson doing his floating cigarette to "Also Sprach Zarathrusta", aka the "2001: A Space Odyssey" theme. It was hilarious, IMO.
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