Cleopatra – The Last Pharaoh
Composers Anthony Berlin and Alex Hummingson have been inspired by the legend of Cleopatra VII Philopator (69 BC – 30 BC), the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
Together, Mr. Berlin and Ms. Hummingson have tried to paint a vivid picture of this icon by composing a number of themes incorporated in three pieces of music (Main Theme, Battle March, Aftermath), which you will have the opportunity to listen to on https://m.soundcloud.com/anthonyberlinofficial/cleopatra-vii-the-last-pharaoh/s-60e9p
For full audio samples, please email anthony [at] anthonyberlin [dot]com
Rather than shining a light on the times she lived in, they are focusing on Cleopatra VII’s personal life – from when she gained power at the age of 18 until her dramatic death.
Notably, throughout the whole process of composing and producing this music, Mr. Berlin and Ms. Hummingson have not met even once – they have collaborated via the Internet only.
About the composers:
In 2009, Mr. Berlin arranged, orchestrated and co-wrote melodies for Blue Sky (Orchestral Music), with composer Borislav Slavov (Crysis 2). The track finished in second place in a competition held by Bulgarian label Amadea Records.
He has also rearranged another track for Borislav Slavov.
In 2011, Mr. Berlin composed and produced Unity (a symphonic rock song), the official gift for Nightwish composer and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainens’ 35th birthday.
Mr. Berlin engineered, produced, mixed and programmed a new arrangement of Ave Maria (Orchestral Music) for composer Alberto Sorrentino.
Mr. Berlin is currently mixing and producing the debut album of Progressive Metal band Seventh Dimension.
“Lover Tonight”, a song composed by Ms. Hummingson and Mr. Jacob Stenvall, ended up in the finals of the Polish Eurovision Song Contest when Ms. Hummingson was 16 years old.
In 2004, Ms. Hummingson composed the song “Polished Surface”, which became part of an educational radio programme in English on Sveriges Radio / UR (Swedish Radio / Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company).
Ms. Hummingson has been composing and producing jingles for TV and radio commercials since 2009.
Ms. Hummingson composed, orchestrated and arranged the song “You Gave Me Wings” from the forthcoming musical “The Crown Princess – The Musical”. Her co-producer for the song was Mr. Tony Borg.
In 2011, professional dancers performed a choreographed piece from Ms. Hummingson’s work “People On Earth” in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, Sweden.