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    Orchestra fail...

    Came across this on twitter... not sure if it's real of fake, but it's certainly... um... interesting

    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Orchestra fail...

    Holy crap...

    Who decided to slaughter elephants in the recording room?

    Edit:

    Yes, this is real.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth_Sinfonia

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    Re: Orchestra fail...

    Aha, thanks! I am now able to found some other great tunes by the Portsmouth Sinfonia... great stuff!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Orchestra fail...

    I see an opportunity for a new sample library. It only needs a catchy name.
    Theo

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    Re: Orchestra fail...

    From the makers of GPO

    A Library of sounds that have never attempted to be recorded before now....


    Symphonic Nightmares

    Sounds from the Slaughter House


    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin View Post
    Aha, thanks! I am now able to found some other great tunes by the Portsmouth Sinfonia... great stuff!
    I almost peed my self laughing when I heard their take on dance of the sugarplum fairies. So... horrible. Probably would give most conductors a stroke.

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    Re: Orchestra fail...

    Geesh, guys...

    That was my elementary band playing "Also Sprach Zarathustra". Have a little sympathy.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    I don't understand what all the laughs are about. I thought they were rather good, actually. Now excuse me while I go and remove the macaroni cheese from my ears.

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    Fantastic! I've seen this before. What dynamic expression and rich timbre. Imagine the excitement of hearing such an unpredictable performance live-- it would keep you on your toes. I like the time-varying cluster chords--a nice dissonant touch that goes with the thumping bass drum.

    One of my profs (Andrew Schloss , a music professor/computer engineer who plays Bell Labs experimental instrument called the Radiodrum) may enjoy this sort of thing as he's interested in odd sound textures (then again he may just think that it's an un-inspired abomination).
    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." – Henry Thoreau


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    Re: Orchestra fail...

    If that was real, the music teacher should be fired for dragging the students through such a bad musical experience.

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