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Date: 04/16/09 03:02 PM

22 Responses to YouTube Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up

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    lolcat Male 18-29
    95 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Link: YouTube Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up - The culmination of YouTube`s collaboration with composer Tan Dun is finally here!
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    It`s amazing how many people post themselves on you tube playing instruments.
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    Tachiinii Male 13-17
    219 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    how long did it take to make this?!
    haha stormtrooper
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    Nick7714 Male 18-29
    37 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    woah! thats amazing!! that would be cool to be apart of
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    Hunny-Sempai Female 13-17
    61 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    Heheh, I love the way you can still bring the world together with music.

    Oh, and of course youtube. :P

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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    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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    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    that sucked

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

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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    April 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    doesn`t get good until later on, bout a little after 3
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    Number3 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    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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    lolcat Male 18-29
    95 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    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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    mcmonkeyman Male 13-17
    243 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    it really has no flow... and im always up for a good classic
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    Not bad.
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    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    I liked it. I`m unsure about the first part, but from the middle on it`s quite good. :D
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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
    347 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    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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    chaitanya Male 40-49
    216 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    near the beginning i thought they were starting oh canada.
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    Veggieman Male 13-17
    338 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    not not bad.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3271 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    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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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
    916 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15784 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    I really don`t think the saw sounds good... it`s interesting and all, but I... just think it sucks.


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    kinkyduck Female 18-29
    26 posts
    April 17, 2009 at 7:02 am
    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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    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    April 17, 2009 at 9:03 am
    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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    clarinetnerd Female 13-17
    4 posts
    April 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    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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