Isao Tomita - Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe
Label: RCA ‎– SRCR-161, Seoul Records, Inc. ‎– SRCR-161
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: South Korea
Date of released: 1989
Category: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Ambient
Genre: Electronic
Musician: Isao Tomita
Album's name: Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe
ZIP archive size: 1424

Isao Tomita - Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Also Sprach Zarathustra: Opening
Composed By – Richard Strauss
A2 The Planets: Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age
Composed By – Gustav Holst
A3 The Rite Of Spring: Dance Of The Young Girls
Composed By – Igor Stravinsky
A4 Cranes In Their Nest
Shakuhachi – Goro Yamaguchi
A5 Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2: General Dance
Composed By – Maurice Ravel
A6 The Lark Ascending
Composed By – Ralph Vaughan WilliamsViolin – Mariko Senju
A7 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Composed By – John Williams
A8 Violin Concerto No. 1: Moderato; Allegro Moderato
Composed By – Sergei ProkofievViolin – Mariko Senju
B1 Tristan Und Isolde: Liebestod
Composed By – Richard Wagner
B2 The Planets: Mars, The Bringer Of War; Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
Composed By – Gustav Holst
B3 Symphony No. 9: "Ode To Joy"
Alto Vocals – Birgit GreinerBaritone Vocals – Riccardo LombardiChorus – Linz State Theater ChorusConductor – Ernst DunshirnSoprano Vocals – Linda Roark-StrummerTenor Vocals – William Ingle
B4 Firebird Suite: Finale
Composed By – Igor Stravinsky


  • Arranged By – Isao Tomita*
  • Art Direction – Neal Pozner
  • Artwork By [Cover] – Marty Luko
  • Conductor – Isao Tomita*
  • Orchestra – The Plasma Symphony Orchestra
  • Photography – Nick Sangiamo, Toshimasa Miura
  • Remix – Isao Tomita*


South Korean variant. Non-gatefold cover. Includes transparent plastic Seoul Records inner sleeve, and much of the back cover text is written in Korean characters.

On September 8, 1984, Isao Tomita presented a live, outdoor concert on the shore of the Danube River in Linz, Austria, for an audience of 80,000 people. The concert was called The Mind of the Universe, and through his interpretations of classical music, Mr. Tomita was attempting to describe the 15-billion-year history of the universe.

He employed 13 channels of sound, including one from a helicopter 1,500 feet above the river, multi-channels on either side of the river and on a ship that also carried the violinist, shakuhachi player and a chorus of 100 Austrian singers. Special lighting, lasers, fireworks and other visual effects enhanced the sound presentation. Tomita's "stage", where he controlled the sound, was a specially constructed pyramid suspended from a crane near the river.

"The Mind Of The Universe" was the first in a series of concerts called "Ars Electronica". It was recorded live by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF).

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ARL1-5461 Isao Tomita* Live At Linz, 1984 (The Mind Of The Universe) ‎(LP, Gat) RCA, RCA Red Seal ARL1-5461 US 1985
RL85461 Tomita Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe ‎(LP, Gat) RCA Red Seal RL85461 Italy 1985
RCD1-5461 Tomita Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe ‎(CD) RCA Red Seal RCD1-5461 US 1985
RCCD-1049, RCD1-5461 Tomita Mind Of The Universe Highlights ‎(CD, Album) RCA, RCA Red Seal RCCD-1049, RCD1-5461 Japan 1985
RCL-8418 Tomita Mind Of The Universe Highlights ‎(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal RCL-8418 Japan 1985

Isao Tomita - Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe listening: where to download for free?

You can currently download the Isao Tomita - Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe album for free in mp3, flac formats at It is also possible to buy "Isao Tomita - Live At Linz, 1984 - The Mind Of The Universe" on Amazon, Discogs as listen or rent it on Spotify, Apple Music.