Sunday, January 11, 2009

YouTube Symphony

If you haven't heard about this thing, Peter Matthews sums it up nicely over at Feast of Music:

Here's the deal: composer Tan Dun has written a crowd-pleasing piece for orchestra called the Internet Symphony No. 1 "Eroica", which he says was inspired by random street and garage sounds that reminded him of Beethoven's 3rd symphony (which he quotes in the piece.) But, instead of just having some professional orchestra perform the work, he's offered it up to the public via the Internet, which he sees as an opportunity to recapture Beethoven's loose, primal energy.


As such, musicians are invited to upload a video of their performance of Dun's piece on their preferred instrument, or any other object ("from the erhu to wine glasses") that are in the same range and pitch; parts are available for download online.

I'm putting my money on some good fingerstyle guitarists getting in there.

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