Mike Oldfield Hopes For Resurgence of Music By Musicians Not Computers
The veteran composer appeared as part of the sport event's opening ceremony, delivering a part of his iconic 1973 work in a segment which hailed the UK's National Health Service.
Oldfield says he felt a "glow of pride" when director Danny Boyle invited him to be part of the show – and it was a refreshing contrast to the negative energy he received in the punk era. "Hopefully it will inspire some kind of renaissance in instrumental rock music." he says. "Let's throw away all the computer software. You just get a load of software and click a few buttons. You don't have to have the slightest bit of musical talent."
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