A lovely vocal EP breathing new life into Yasunori Mitsuda’s classic soundtrack with ballads, jazz and metal by operatically-trained soprano Julia Henderson
Materia Collective is excited to make available Between Earth and Sky, a beautiful re-imagining of Yasunori Mistuda’s beloved Chrono Triggersoundtrack. Performed and organized by operatically-trained soprano singer Julia Henderson and featuring several guest soloists, Between Earth and Sky breathes new life into several key themes from the game, touching on everything from sweet and ethereal ballads and sultry jazz performances to metal and more. There’s a little something for everyone across this amazing musical journey through time and space. Between Earth and Sky is now available wherever digital music is sold:
The track list for Between Earth and Sky includes many surprises and some of the most popular themes from Chrono Trigger:
01. Memories of Green
02. Battle with Magus
03. Corridors of Time
04. Schala’s Theme
05. Wings that Cross Time
“Chrono Trigger’s soundtrack has personally touched me more than any other, and I know there are many others with similar emotional connections to both the game and Yasunori Mitsuda’s soundtrack,” comments Julia Henderson. “My concept and the reasoning behind the album’s title, Between Earth and Sky, was to highlight the physical, emotional, and metaphysical journey that the characters undertake as they discover the truth about the end of the world, experience the end of time itself, and defeat Lavos. Most importantly, Crono’s friends throughout the game all come from different eras and lands. Thus, Crono finds a greater common purpose along with the unlikeliest of allies, including a robot, a princess, a frog, and a demon king. This theme echoed my collaborative efforts, as I involved many musicians and non-musicians who all share a love for Chrono Trigger and its music.”
Julia Henderson is a Canadian-born soprano, multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, and audio engineer. With an undergraduate degree in Classical Voice Performance, and a master’s degree in Music Technology and Digital Media, Julia combines her skills to arrange, record, perform, and mix music from a growing variety of videogame franchises. Although her instruments of choice are her voice, flute, and the piano, Julia is always looking to incorporate other instrumentation into her arrangements, such as guitar, percussion, and synthesizers. As a classically-trained singer, Julia’s music is heavily influenced by both classical and contemporary vocal and choral compositions, however, Julia loves exploring other genres such as rock, jazz, funk, and metal. Since 2015, Julia has been featured on 15 full-length albums, has released two officially-licensed solo EPs, and has published over 40 music videos on YouTube.
Julia has been fortunate enough to collaborate with several incredible artists and friends within the videogame music community and thinks that music is at its best when made with others. In addition to performing and creating, Julia loves teaching all things music and has been doing so for over a decade.