When we interviewed Ferry Corsten in Zouk Singapore last month, he was lip tight about his plans for Gouryella in 2017. Today we have a glance of what he has kept from us! The release of From The Heavens documentary/album was a bit of a surprise for us, but it is a pleasant one.
Fig 1: Nuwan (from Trance Republic) interviews trance legend Ferry Corsten
15 years ago a movement was started in The Netherlands that would leave a sentimental connection with fans worldwide till this present day. What first started as a collaborative project between Ferry Corsten and Tiësto, shortly after became an exclusively solo pseudonym for Ferry himself. At the very heart of that movement was Gouryella. In particular, 5 releases that are rich in melody, arrangement and texture, blazed a trail for trance music and reached classic status. It would inspire many artists and resonate with an even greater number of fans around the world. ‘Gouryella – From the Heavens’ is the official documentary that will detail the full story of one of dance music’s most revered and mystical dance acts.
Fig 2: In the early days, Gouryella is made up of Tiesto and Ferry Corsten
Featuring appearances from trance legends such as Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Cosmic Gate, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond and Aly & Fila, the documentary gives a timeline of the history of Gouryella and the impact that the songs have had on millions of fans worldwide. The film also gives insight into Ferry Corsten’s decision to revive Gouryella after a 13-year hiatus from the project and follows that journey up until the present. It also led to the launch of Gouryella Live with two arena shows in Sydney and Melbourne back in March 2016. News of these two shows sparked a global demand in bookings that led to Gouryella Live featuring at many of the biggest festivals around the globe of which included EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland and Ultra Europe.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’:
The world premiere of ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ will take place at the Hawthorn’s Lido Cinema in Melbourne on Wednesday January 4th 2017, where fans and industry figures will be treated to an exclusive evening screening attended by Ferry, topping off a monumental 2016 for Gouryella as we enter the new year. The stylish setting of Melbourne’s Lido cinema provides the perfect destination to rollout this exclusive event following Ferry’s decision to take Gouryella down under for the act’s debut live world premiere at Atlantis back in Autumn of 2016.
Speaking about ‘From The Heavens’, Ferry said: “Telling a story through music is one thing. Telling a story through photos, video and a narrative is another. I’m very excited that I’m able to bring this documentary onto the stage and take my fans with me on a journey behind the scenes and through the process that is Gouryella”.
Gouryella has delivered countless memories over nearly two decades. Now captured on screen for the very first time, music fans can follow the journey of one of trance music’s most loved aliases and experience the full pioneering affect that the music of Gouryella has had on the dance music community at large.
Tickets for the Melbourne screening will go on sale Monday December 19th at 10am AEDT and can be purchased via official ticket seller Moshtix.
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