Wednesday, October 12, 2011

VIDEO: Dream Theater keyboardist pays tribute to Steve Jobs

The world took notice when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away October 5 at the age of 56, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

It’s possible we’ll see more of these, but the musical world took notice, too, with many musicians posting their thoughts online about the influence Jobs, and his work, had on the themselves, and the planet.

Two days after Jobs’ passing, Dream Theater were playing in Montreal, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess offered fans a musical tribute to Steve, performing an instrumental on an Ipad using MorphWiz, along with the Korg Kronos.

“Although I never met Steve Jobs personally, his work greatly influenced my life and my work,” says Rudess. “I'm grateful to have been touched by his wizardry, and that he shared his vision with all of us. This is a song I wrote for my own iOS instrument called “MorphWiz,” and is a tribute to an amazing and inspirational human being.”

Dream Theater are in the middle of a North American tour in support of their newly-released album, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events.”

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Dream Theater – MorphWiz
A musical tribute to Steve Jobs
Place des Arts – Montreal, PQ – October 7, 2011

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