Inspired by Paul van Dyk and Mozart UltraMax combines the power of beat with purity of violins and cellos creating dance music that is very driving yet intelligent and melodic.
For Prof. Max Fomitchev - the producer of 9 albums and scores of chart-topping underground dance music singles, a subculture where he is known as UltraMax - music is as much about innovation as it is about style:
"If Bach was around today I am sure he would have used technology to bring out the best in his music," says Fomitchev, "I can practically see him spinning records in clubs. To me it is simply unacceptable that the young generation is denied the enchanting beauty of classical music simply because it is served in a format that feels old and uninteresting. We are here to change it. Penn State Innovation Orchestra and Electric Light Quartet were created specifically to push the envelope of both classical and techno music. We are doing something that hasn't been done before - morphing and fusing the scores of classics with each other and with our original music; getting the best of both worlds. While we may be gambling with some conservative feathers (e.g. there are purists that believe that classical music should not be mingled with), we are definitely on the right track. Currently Boston Pops, Philly Pops and Cincinnati Pops are looking into the possibility of joint performances and the recently deceased Maestro Erich Kunzel of Cincinnati Pops was a huge supporter and fan. The same can be said about Bob Woods of Telarc, the biggest record label for classical music that recently closed doors due to the lack of business. This is precisely what we are trying to change. We are striving to bring classical music to the next generation by performing your favorite classics - Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more - remixed to a techno groove!"