Friday, February 24, 2012

A World in Two Chords

Two friends sent me this ear-opening video made by Erik Carlson, so I thought I'd share it here. In this sequence of the two opening E-flat-major chords of Beethoven's "Erioca" Symphony from 1929 to 2011, we get a chronological history of recorded music. Through this magnifying glass we hear variations in tempo, length, pitch, articulation, stress, resonance, and many musical factors that don't really have names.

1 comment:

Ricky Rynearson said...

This is great- Fantastic review of the last hundred years.