By Sean Fenlon on December 18, 2008
This is a BRILLIANT idea!
A game changer for me…
Whoever is the Vision of the FIRST Internet Symphony is absolutely brilliant.
“Symphony” is a term from the Ancient Greeks and means “sounding together.”
Also, “Symphony” is a term from the Ancient Greeks and means “social networking” ;-)
You?ve solved the problem I?ve been struggling with for years ? LIVE Internet music ensemble performance.
It?s simple? un-bundle time from the equation.
It?s so simple, yet I always found TRUE real-time to be the barrier.
There is still a time ?tether? and it?s a constant. A live conductor (and silent audio track).
Simple, yet brilliant.
One MAJOR friggin flaw, though?
The composition chosen for this project was composed by Tan Dun.
The choice is a big mistake compared to choosing Mozart Jupiter Symphony or Beethoven’s 5th (or 9th) as the “FIRST” Internet Symphony (“Eroica” in the sub-title was obviously borrowed from Beethoven’s 3rd). I suspect you are a brilliant composer, Mr. Dun, but compared to Wolfgang and Ludwig, you suck. :-S
If it WERE Mozart or Beethoven, I would certainly be tempted to pull out the old bassoon and give it a run. ;-)
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