YouTube Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up

Submitted by: lolcat 7 years ago

The culmination of YouTube"s collaboration with composer Tan Dun is finally here!
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Female 4
I hope that everyone knows that this group of people actually performed a concert together at Carnegie Hall. YouTube flew them in and they worked for 3 days a put on a huge performance. It was really quite amazing. This was just a collection of the audition tapes. They all had to play the same music for the audition at a certain tempo. So I`m sure actually putting the music together in the video wasn`t terrible difficult. Although time consuming I`m sure.
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Male 588
I admit, things like this are probably hard to organize (unless you are Google, like in this case) and all, but it wasn`t worth all the hype around it. Video with people dancing at some train station was much more awesome, IMO. Also, I couldn`t hear any good tune there, sounded more like a number of random parts of different songs were mashed up together.
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Female 26
hahaha! i love the stormtrooper!

it was pretty good, not nearly as good as if you were in a concert hall with an orchestra that had practiced together and tuned their instruments to each other, but pretty damn good considering that they weren`t together!

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Female 15,763
I really don`t think the saw sounds good... it`s interesting and all, but I... just think it sucks.

>_>

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Male 914
a serious question to fellow iab members...

why is it that every time i see videos like this posted and HEAVILY promoted to youtube, my first reaction is to always avoid it by all means??

am i alone in thinking this??

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Male 3,310
That kind of smashup really makes the role of conductor look like trash. I`ve always wondered, because these musicians know their parts and know the score, WTF is the conductor really doing other than some self-centered masturbation. This type of collaboration being pulled off finally answers the question. The conductor is doing some kind of self-centered masturbation.
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Male 338
not not bad.
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Male 216
near the beginning i thought they were starting oh canada.
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Male 347
It`s an interesting concept, but why use so many unconventional instruments (bowed saw, melodica, brake rotors, saucepans, etc.)? I was waiting for the Theremin, Tesla Coil and Floppy Drive to make an entrance.

Unfortunately the thing doesn`t really gel--many instruments were a little out of tune with each other, as the instrumentalists couldn`t hear each other to help pull the tuning in.

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Female 1,264
I liked it. I`m unsure about the first part, but from the middle on it`s quite good. :D
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Female 4,028
Not bad.
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Male 243
it really has no flow... and im always up for a good classic
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Male 95
@TopperHey:

Trust me, the randomness is Tan Dun`s style. I saw an opera composed by him once and was weird as all get-out.

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Male 26
That was a brilliant piece of work. I don`t see how anybody could see otherwise, unless they know nothing more than hiphop and stupid video games. We really do need more musical collaborations like this floating around.
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Male 1,064
doesn`t get good until later on, bout a little after 3
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Male 901
that sucked

sorry to be negative, what a waste of time though.....

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Male 1,929
Ooo thats a lot of people playing instruments. Nice to see they eventually managed to make a tune with it. Pity it was only 77 seconds long and for some reason they had 3 and a half minutes of randomness first.
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Female 60
Heheh, I love the way you can still bring the world together with music.

Oh, and of course youtube. :P

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Male 37
woah! thats amazing!! that would be cool to be apart of
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Male 219
...insane
how long did it take to make this?!
haha stormtrooper
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Female 1,148
It`s amazing how many people post themselves on you tube playing instruments.
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Male 95
Link: YouTube Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up [Rate Link] - The culmination of YouTube`s collaboration with composer Tan Dun is finally here!
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