10 November 2008

Klingon Song

I was thinking about how music has played an important part of many science fiction works, but what I liked about the Star Trek series is that they played music from the future and by the different worlds they encountered. What I like about sci fi is that we get the opportunity to dream about how our future may be and what things will change and what things may stay the same. Music is a constantly evolving art form that will change as we change and become more global. We are more aware of the music from different countries and cultures which inspires more creativity and unique music. One thing is for sure, science fiction has already inspired people to write interesting songs about the subject. I found this interesting video that some Russian Trekkies made about Klingons at Deep Space 9. Since I do not understand one word of Russian it might as well be Klingon to me. It is creative and unusal. Check it out and see what you think.

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Livingstrong said...

hahaha, it is true, the song sounds like it's sung in Klingon language, well, except for the rhythm. This song is a bit faster and Klingon songs are usually kind of dramatic, aren't they? Although it is quite funny when they drink Klingon alcohol and sing.
Anyways, yes, I never thought about how music is also presented in the Sci Fi series.
I personally like the way Data plays the violin, but I don't know if the music that he plays is part of the 19th/20th century and from earth or if he actually plays music from his times and his world of origin.
Let me be very honest though, because I happen to love music a lot. I don't think I've listened to Sci Fi music that is youthful and happy. I always thought that Deep Space 9 should have had Jake Sisko and Quark's nephew to play a roll where one of them was more like a party goer kind of teenager trouble maker who liked to listen to a futuristic hard rock. Instead, both of them had to deal with serious issues.
I hope next time one of this Sci Fi TV/movie producers consults with me and asks for my opinion first before filming any series with teenagers in it.

MarkJ said...

It does sound like Klingon to me too, funny. I think Data played Mozart or something. I never thought about music in sci fi, cool.

Brian Barker said...

An interesting development!

A new international language, named after Barack Obama. And no, it has not been named after Klingon nor Bill Shatner's Esperanto.

It is called Obami and can be seen at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/6/23824/4027

However Obami will have a lot of work to do to catch up with Esperanto.

Esperanto is now within the top 100 languages, out of 6,800 worldwide, according to the CIA factbook. It is the 17th most used language in Wikipedia, and in use by Skype, Firefox and Facebook.

Native Esperanto speakers, include George Soros, Nobel Laureate Daniel Bovet, and World Champion Chess Player, Susan Polger. The World Esperanto Association enjoys consultative relations with both the United Nations and UNESCO.

Evidence can be seen at http://www.lernu.net