Last year, Kentaro Sato (Ken-P) submitted his composition "Wings of Dreams" which was selected as one of the top winners in the GPO Orchestration Competition.
Ken-P's prize was to have his work performed in concert by the Moravian Philharmonic orchestra and broadcast live, and then to have the work professionally recorded with the orchestra. The performance was a success and was broadcast over the internet and a video and recording was made.
DPDan decided to take the video and work his magic. Ken-P recently posted the MIDI file on the GPO forum and DPDan has taken the Midi file and synchronized it to the video of the live performance of Ken-P's GPO competition piece. What you see is a real orchestra playing and what you hear is a synchronized MIDI-mock-up using GPO. An amazing job!
You should watch this video for several reasons: 1) it is an incredibly beautiful work Ken-P has composed, 2) the mock-up and synchronization DPDan did is incredible, and 3) to my knowledge, nothing like this has been done before.
Here is a link to the Windows Media video: (It's a 26 MB file and worth seeing).
*NOTE*Please download the quicktime movie totally before you try to play it.Here is a link to the free download of the most recent Quicktime 7 for MAC: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/mac.htmlDPDan created a conductor track in DP in order to sync the midi file to the video. Here are some Digital Performer screenshots showing DPDan's digital workspace:
Here is the Quicktime 7 download for Windows: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html
I really like Ken-P's inspiring music and I hope you enjoy it too. Thank you Ken-P for such a beautiful composition and thank you Dan for doing this unique synchronization.
Please take some time to experience what Ken-P and DPDan has done.