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Twtrsymphony Makes its Debut!

The Sensible Flutist: Twtrsymphony Makes its Debut!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Twtrsymphony Makes its Debut!

For the past few months, I have been quietly working recording my parts to contribute to Twtrsymphony, a new concept orchestra that had its start on twitter. Composer and music director Chip Michael has undertaken this huge project and we now have a finished product to show the world that this is possible.

I'm proud to say that my input on a twitter chat one night was a driving factor behind this project. I remember the conversation and my surprise and excitement when I woke up the next morning to be followed by @twtrsymphony. The idea took off and with a lot of social media leveraging, musicians were rounded up, music was written and distributed and we began the work. For most of us, the experience of recording a part to a click track was new. Add to that Chip's characteristic complex meters, and it became even more interesting.

The quality of the musicianship on this debut track is high, and I love it. I love that a collective of musicians, of varying backgrounds and levels (and different recording equipment), have been able to virtually come together and create in spite of locale. As an advocate of community based music, the online community is no exception. This has the potential to be a forum for other composers to have their works played by a symphony that capitalizes on the contacts made in the social media realm.

Twtrsymphony is taking steps to infuse the social media world with an orchestra that is not only connected through the common goal of producing a high quality musical performance, but is also connected through the  personal and professional worlds that intersect on twitter. Even though we're not sitting on a stage together, we musicians are still connected by the power of word and through the power of our online presence.

Without further ado, here is the video of the first movement of Symphony No. 2, The Hawk Goes Hunting:



Also, you can download the track at Twtrsymphony's Instant Encore page here. The download code is HawkGoesHunting.

Stay tuned for the release of Movement 2, Birds of Paradise!






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1 Comments:

At July 23, 2012 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Luke Corradine said...

awesome and ground breaking. from the video snippets it looks like the orchestra members were literally scattered all around the world. well done!

 

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