Donning a spiffy white apron and blue ribbon, a super cute Hatsune Miku takes to the stage as “Alice” in OSTER project’s new all-Vocaloid musical, Alice in Musicland.
OSTER project, the Vocaloid music producer best known for her hit songs “Koisuru VOC@LOID,” “Miracle Painting,” and “trick and treat,” has released a new, 11-minute animated musical performance on Nico Nico Douga, titled Alice in Musicland. On her Twitter, OSTER project says, “I love Disney! I’ve always wanted to make music like that at some point.” Alice in Musicland features Hatsune Miku as Alice, from Lewis Carrol’s 1865 novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In the musical, Alice travels through Musicland, narrating the story and singing catchy duets with Len (the White Rabbit), Kaito (the Catepillar), Rin (the Mad Hatter), Luka (the Cheshire Cat), and Meiko (the Queen of Hearts). The ending credits feature a full Vocaloid arrangement of the theme from the 1951 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland.
As a music producer, OSTER project is known for her jazz-pop style that is often difficult to fit into a single genre, but, as many may not know, she is also a multimedia artist and has worked on illustration and video production. She puts her multiple talents to use in a 2.5D staged rendition of the final track from her album, Cinnamon Philosophy, featuring artwork by illustrator Yおじ. The two have previously worked together on a number of music videos, but this is the first to bring Yおじ’s delightful characters to life.
This short musical highlights the potential of Vocaloid to inspire artists to reach new creative heights. It’s baffling the amount of hard work that must have gone into the musical’s conception: from notating parts, to writing lyrics, to programming the Vocaloids and orchestrating it in Eastwest/Quantum Leap’s Symphonic Orchestra software, and finally choreographing/programming the performance. (You go, girl!) Furthermore, OSTER project has graciously posted a complete Off-Vocal mp3 of Alice in Musicland to the Niconi Commons. If you wish to purchase Cinnamon Philosophy, you can do so here, and check out OSTER project’s website for the latest updates from the artist.
You can watch the complete, original video here: