Merregnon: Land of Silence is an original symphonic fairy tale, created for School and Family Concerts. Following in the tradition of timeless classics such as Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, it features exclusive music by internationally renowned composer Yoko Shimomura, known for her work on multi-million selling video games such as Super Mario RPG, Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV. The story has been written by celebrated children’s author Frauke Angel.
Merregnon: Land of Silence's magical journey of musical adventure can be enjoyed as a concert film recorded by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and is available on demand worldwide. It can be viewed for free on Konserthuset Play or in the player below. Subtitles in English, German, French, Japanese and Swedish are activated by using the CC control.
Says Yoko Shimomura: “It’s a great honour to be asked to compose for an orchestra, and I’m particularly pleased and excited to be involved in the Merregnon: Land of Silence project. Writing something that children and young people will enjoy is a rewarding challenge, and together with the charming story and beautiful artwork I hope we will inspire a brand new generation of orchestral and classical music fans.”
Created, directed and produced by Thomas Böcker, Merregnon: Land of Silence was recorded in June 2021 and published online on 10 September 2021 as a concert film.
Says Thomas Böcker: “It has always been a goal of my work as a producer to convey the beauty and power of orchestras. I’m fortunate to have had the creative help of some of the most talented individuals from the worlds of music, art and storytelling, and I’m indebted to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for the faith it has shown in actively seeking to premiere Merregnon: Land of Silence.”
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© & ℗ 1999-2022 Merregnon Studios
Created, directed and produced by Thomas Böcker
Music composed by Yoko Shimomura
Story written by Frauke Angel
Music arranged by Yasunori Nishiki. Solo piano arrangements by Michael Fuchs
Concert arrangement by Jonne Valtonen
Original character design and illustration by Tan Zhi Hui. Additional character design and illustration by Sun Creature Studio
Additional illustration by Studio GOINDOL Inc.
Concept artwork by Aymeric Kevin. Logo and website design by schech.net