Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams Records “I Am Other” Theme With HMI Orchestra

(AllHipHop News) Footage was released earlier today (January 15) on Neptunes fan site TheNeptunes.org of Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams recording with the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music’s H.M.I. Orchestra, on a new theme titled “I Am Other.”

Williams, who hired the all-student Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra after a recommendation from legendary producer and composer Quincy Jones, recorded the “I Am Other” theme last September.

He composed the mixed-genre orchestral work—which features soft and ethereal atmospheres, contrasted with fortissimo brass themes and driving rhythms—to explore a different side of his musical creativity.

He also encouraged his Hip-Hop fan base to expand their musical horizons.

The theme was recorded at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall and was orchestrated and conducted by Shelly Berg with the assistance of Paul Griffith, Director of Recording Services at the Frost School of Music, who acted as the session’s recording engineer.

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  • Landbeforetime

    Nice..If you’ve never heard of Henry Mancini,check out a song called Lujon,or find the the theme too Young&Restless

    • BooBooBoy

      Or you can just google him like I did and then give off the impression that you heard of him prior to watching the video. 

      • PhantomoftheChakras

        Or maybe people listen to more than just one genre of music,and might have actually heard of him…

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  • Cool ,I guess.What part did Pharrell play in this?Did he compose it?LIke,actually write the music?If not,he’s getting too much credit.Respect to the stuents(real players)for doing their thing.

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  • ayo_ayo

    hmmn ok. bleep on the radar. What did pharell do here again ? it seems like all went on and welll without his contribution. Thought this news piece was about something Pharell did ? and if it was, then someone needs to get fired because the above video didn’t convey Pharell’s role.

  • Pharell is one of the few people in Hip Hop that actually reads music and has a degree thus why you never hear of sample problems from him.

  • rep87

    REALLY AHH STOP JUST THROWING SHIT OUT HERE !

  • R_REAL_TALK

    WEAK??????? HES STOLE THIS FROM DJ PRIMER??????

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  • Josh Gentry

    he COMPOSED it, jackasses.