MelodicPony In Memoriam Live Performance (recording)

MelodicPony was a composer of symphonic music inspired by My Little Pony, known to fans of the series all around the world. In 2014, however, he suddenly died. His dream was to record the music with a live orchestra. Help us turn his dream into reality!

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  • Prague Film Orchestra

  • Prague Film Orchestra

  • Prague Film Orchestra

  • Prague Film Orchestra

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How it all started

MelodicPony was a very talented composer of orchestral music, author of many songs inspired by the series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. He spent hundreds of hours composing the music, which brought him popularity across the global fan community. He left us forever in 2014, at the age of only 26, and his death affected everyone: both those who knew him personally and those who knew him through the awesome music he created.

We decided to honor his memory with something he joked about during his lifetime and what would make him really happy: to have his song recorded by a live orchestra.

Our goal

The main goal of this campaign is to record the song “Princess Twilight Orchestral Suite” with a live orchestra. We want to record only one of the songs from the mentioned author, because the cost of recording all of them would be too expensive at this point. The recording should take place during the spring of 2022.

But recording a song is not the only goal. We also want to give people the opportunity to listen to MelodicPony's music live. The orchestra has agreed to play the same song at two of its concerts in Prague. We don't know the exact dates thanks to the current pandemic situation, but the moment we will agree upon the exact date with the orchestra, we will inform you.

We are aware that not everyone will have the opportunity to participate in person, so we are also planning a live broadcast of the concert on the YouTube: this way, everyone interested will be able to share the premiere of the live performance of his music. The concert will also be recorded and then published.

If you want to listen to MelodicPony's music or just remind yourself the known melody, we recommend a song whose live orchestra recording is the subject of this campaign: "Princess Twilight Orchestral Suite".

Why we need your support?

We want to make the recording in the best quality, which is not a cheap thing for this kind of songs. The orchestra will have 45 members plus a conductor, who devote their time and effort to recording and rehearsing. In addition, it is necessary to organize a choir, rent a recording studio with equipment and a sound engineer who will make sure that the whole performance sounds great. Finally, the song needs to be processed in post-production to create the best possible mix. Altogether, the costs rise up approximately to €4,000.

We know that it is a lot of money, but something unique will be created that will stay with us forever. And all the rewards for your support will be unique as well! We will either ship them to you, or there will be option to pick them up in Prague.

Rewards

Who will record the song?

We have agreed on the recording itself with the Prague Film Orchestra, which specializes in film music and performs both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. They support the whole idea, for which they deserve our big thanks! Like us, they are looking forward that – with your generous support – together we create a unique piece of music art that everyone will enjoy to listening to!

And because the music is more than thousands of words, here you can listen to the Prague Film Orchestra live performance of The Imperial March - one of the most famous songs from the Star Wars saga:

About us

We are a group of fans of the series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” (so called “bronies”) and the music of MelodicPony, inspired by this series. We like his music a lot, he was our favorite musician in the brony community. When we learned that he had left us forever, it seemed very right to us that we create something special to commemorate both him and his work. And so this project was created. We had no idea how complicated it will be and how much time all the work would it take.

Bori, Aelipse and Kelly are those who are mainly involved in the whole project. We faced many difficulties during the project organization: the transcription of the music composition was already done, but it took many years to find an orchestra that would be willing to participate in such a small project with us. Finally, more than a year ago at a concert of the Prague Film Orchestra, Bori asked the orchestra manager if they might be interested in getting involved in the project. And so after a long time, the project came to life again.

Kelly and Aelipse still help and provide valuable advice, but they don't have as much free time anymore, so the biggest part of the project now rests on Bori's shoulders. With experience from the past, we believe that now we will bring this project to a final success!

In conclusion

If the project is a success, we will honor the talent that inspired many community musicians in the best way: his music will be immortalized by a live orchestra and played for everyone to enjoy at live concerts: for bronies, for people outside the fan community alike, and especially for his family. We invite them to the concerts to hear what MelodicPony has created and to see how many other people his music still appeals to.

Thank you for supporting us and sharing this project! It means the world to all of us!

News

Jan 24, 2022 Last 6 hours remaining of the campaign + reminder to pledge for shipping of physical rewards

There are only 6 hours remaining before the end of the crowdfunding campaign. Thank you all for your support. We've never expected to receive this much support for the project. It fills our hearts with joy. We would also like to remind you one last time. If you've pledged for physical rewards and…

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Jan 15, 2022 Closer look at our rewards 2 - Flipbook

Thanks again for your support and trust. This update will introduce our Flipbook reward in more detail. Firstly, I want to remind you this video of the flipbook. I think it’s the best introduction to it. If you like it in the video, it is even better in person. You can see the story of the…

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  • sold 5
    Project support

    Every bit counts! Even a little help will push the project closer to success. As a small thank you, we will send you a PDF with music transcript of the Princess Twilight Orchestral Suite song.

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 4
  • sold 2
    Postage within the Czech Republic

    Have you chosen at least one of the physical rewards, but you do not have the opportunity to pick up the reward in Prague in person? We will send you selected rewards by post to the chosen address in the Czech Republic!

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 4
  • sold 14
    Postage within Europe

    Have you chosen at least one of the physical rewards and do you need delivery to an address in Europe outside the Czech Republic? We will send your rewards to the chosen address!

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 9
  • sold 25
    Online CD

    Would you like to have a CD but no longer own a CD player, or a physical CD with postage is too expensive for you? You can get an Online CD! It contains the same content as a physical CD so you won’t miss anything. To this, we add a PDF with a music transcript of the Princess Twilight Orchestral Suite song.

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 10
  • sold 20
    Postage outside Europe

    Have you chosen at least one of the physical rewards and do you need delivery to an address outside Europe? We will send your rewards to the chosen address!

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 12
  • sold 25
    Physical CD

    Do you like MelodicPony's music and would you like to own it on a physical medium? This reward is just for you! In addition to all of his released music, it will also contain few smaller unreleased songs. The reward also includes an Online CD, so you will be able to enjoy it without any further obstructions.
    We will print your name (or nickname) on the inside of the CD cover.
    Please include it in the note when ordering the reward.

    If you need a delivery for this item, don't forget to add postag to the reward.

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 30
  • sold 0
    Flipbook

    Flipbook is a small but thick book that you leaf through, and as you do, an animation takes place in front of your eyes. With this reward, you can have one just like that! It tells the story of Princess Luna, who immortalizes MelodicPony in the night sky.

    To see how the book works, check the campaign description. Book dimensions: 10,5 x 14,8 cm.

    We will print your name (or nickname) on the inside of the book envelope.
    Please include it in the note when ordering the reward.

    If you need a delivery for this item, don't forget to add postage to the reward.

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 40
  • sold 17
    Physical CD + Flipbook

    Do you like both the CD and the Flipbook? You can get them together for a slightly discounted price!

    As with the individual rewards, we will print your name (or nickname) inside both the CD cover and the Flipbook envelope.
    Please include it in the note when ordering the reward.

    If you need a delivery for this item, don't forget to add postage to the reward

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60
  • sold 17
    Physical CD + Flipbook + Your name in BIG letters in rewards

    Do you like both the CD and the Flipbook and you would like your support to be more visible? Your name (or nickname) will be printed with a bigger font size and also bold so everyone can see that you have supported us!
    As with the individual rewards, we will print your name (or nickname) inside both the CD cover and the Flipbook envelope.
    Please include it in the note when ordering the reward.

    If you need a delivery for this item, don't forget to add postage to the reward

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 80