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DPic [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
14 years ago3,597 views

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/calling-all-musicians-join-youtubes.html

YouTube is offering musicians around the globe the opportunity to join a symphony orchestra via video through the world's first collaborative online orchestra. This is a chance to perform alongside world-renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, learn from composer Tan Dun and many members of the London Symphony Orchestra, and consult with pianist Lang Lang. All video entries will be combined into the first-ever collaborative virtual performance, and people around the world will select their favorites to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall in April 2009.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Moar links:
http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=qwTiF0HMrog

http://www.youtube.com/symphony

Zim [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This looks very nice, I want to try to do it in piano. I'm not professional, but it will be great anyway.
Is anybody here going to try it too? With what instrument?

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This is great! It makes me want to play flute again ([put at-character here]Zim, I may upload something).

Here are some cool parts:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uWkC7Aqztbo&ftm=22#t=4m53s famous!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3tsDu7XT0M#t=1m33s nice, famous but in low quality :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yt8PBY6FMQ&fmt=22 nice start ;)

[2nd link updated – Tony]

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Prescript:Not sure about syntax...hope it works out...

This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ1RgUf2YlA
has http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRuHRSG_dfM
been http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPy0kd6dEOM
done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMWl_5NujBw
before. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxsL5kDg8JQ

Urls not found by me, but by tweakers.net:user:uid0

[Syntax corrected ;-) – Tony]

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]David Mulder
I don't want either to troll the thread or to defend Youtube, but I don't think those "Canon Rock" projects feature orchestras: they're remixes of the same part played by several musicians. I think a monophonic ensemble playing in unison without any polyphonic passage is... not an orchestra ;)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I used to play clarinet a few years ago, I passed it on to my cousin when she started to learn. Don't think she plays any more so I'll see if I can get it back :)

Above 7 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Jerome: Dunno, never heard about canon rock before, I simply tried to share what tweakers.net:user:uid0 shared in dutch. Kind of guess you're right literally taken, but in essence its the same thing... more or less.

One thing I don't get is why there isn't any sheet music for the piano. I don't know anything about playing in an orchestra (I just play piano solo for myself), but as far as I know one still needs the sheet music...

Adam Lasnik [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

Hey Zim, looks like we might be competitors! :P

I am considering dusting off my piano-fingers and having a go at this.

I actually found this YT Symphony Orchestra idea pretty darn inspiring, so even if I wimp out, I am very excited to see how it turns out. My dad was once a quite accomplished French Horn player and still plays in a local band, so I've forwarded him the info, too.

Anyone else here thinking about sending in an audition "tape"?

Shawna Cerise [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

This is a pretty darn awesome opportunity!
I wonder if young adults can go for it too; either way i'm sending in a video =)

percussionn =)

how bout you guys?

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Adam Lasnik
I'll probably send an audition video, for the flute part, once in holiday... and I may post it on this thread if I'm not too ashamed of the result :)

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