Web 2.0 meets Music Appreciation 101
Late last year, YouTube issued a musical casting call. The web video titan asked “professional and amateur musicians of all ages, locations and instruments to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra by submitting a video performance of a new piece written for the occasion by the renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun.”
A panel of first-class musicians selected the finalists. And the 90 winners, who come from more than 30 countries, have assembled in New York City to perform together tonight at Carnegie Hall. [How did they get there? Oh yeah. Practice, practice, practice. – Ed.]
That’s cool. But what may be even cooler is that the submissions were mashed-up in to a single video that YouTube also released to today. It’s definitely worth a listen — for five minutes of transcendence and for another reminder of the astonishing possibilities that arise when talent meets technology.
(HT: Brent Sapp)