Antarctica inspiration


"30 seconds to Mars" has made some fantastic videos, and the one that was made on location in the Antarctica totally took my breath away. It was in 2008 - A beautiful lie - this is the full version.


About two years ago this very talented cello player did magic with his electric cello - don't think it could have been on location in the Antactica, probably just very clever techniques to make it look that way - but the video that was produced was excellent and the quality of the music great as well.


Note: Just checked. Video was made in Salt Flats, Utah Guess that was a "beautiful lie". :p

Behind the Scenes:

Moonlight was inspired by the great composer Ludwig Van Beethoven and his masterpiece "Moonlight Sonata," written for piano. It was written for piano, of course, because the electric cello had yet to be invented...

"I used both of my 5-string electric cellos (one tuned extra high and one extra low) and the acoustic cellos to give this piece a unique feel and a high level of emotion.

I used another melody from Beethoven -- try and guess what it is (guess before you scroll down to the credits where it is listed!) It starts at 1:21 and reoccurs throughout the tune. This melody happened spontaneous in the studio and saved the tune from a bad case of writer's block." -Steven Sharp Nelson

Music produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Written and performed by Steven Sharp Nelson
Inspired by Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and the melody from Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd movement (Allegretto)
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Video produced by Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart, and Shaye Scott of the Piano Guys

Salt Flats, Utah
The "Enola Gay" Airplane Hanger, Utah -- courtesy of Jim & Tom Petersen

The Piano Guys
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