nviado por lvbandmore em 13/02/2011
I 0:03 II 9:04 III 18:46 IV 37:22 V 51:40
Arrangement by Ed Chang using Synthfont.
Visuals from Stephen Malinowski's MAM Player
Original MIDI sequences from Peter Smith
Original composition by Ludwig van Beethoven
V. Agnus Dei
The Gloria in this video is from an incomplete midi file (last 8 minutes missing), so it's only the first half of the Gloria. I made a NEW video of the COMPLETE Gloria movement here:
(Thx to thegoddescomposer)
Boilerplate: As an electric guitarist, I "hear" guitar and drums better than orchestral/choral groups, so these helped me to follow the different melodic and harmonic turns that Beethoven used in these frankly still-revolutionary works. Weird syncopations and awkward double-stops and trills on violin sound even more exciting and shocking in today's musical vernacular IMHO, and when you add 'Chad Wackerman-style' drums doubling the bass melodies it gets pretty close to fusion/technical metal - tho the most complex metal you'll ever hear.
Of course these are generated from MIDI sequences and triggered soundfonts (samples) so there's a little bit of a "suspension of disbelief" necessary. However if you like Squarepusher, Meshuggah, Alec Empire, Merzbow, or even Nine Inch Nails, then the "oddness" might not require much of a leap - I quite like the "gunny-glitchy" parts myself and decided not to fix them. There were many things I could have done to make these more "real" (for example alternating dynamics on up/down strokes for fast passages, and modifying sustain envelopes on long notes, etc...) but I'll leave that to some one with more patience than I....
About the visuals: YT-er Smalin has been making visual scores of classical music for a few years now and when he made a "home-use" software version I was all over it. The only problem was that in it's current version it doesn't support soundfonts and does not render to video. Nonetheless I LOVE these visual representations and they are the closest approximation to what I see in my mind's eye when listening to instrumental music. I ended up rendering the audio on Synthfont, screencasting the MAM Player with CamStudio, and syncing them up in WMM. Obviously just one step above recording these on a cellphone, but that's what it is for now. Smalin will hopefully release a new version of the MAM Player with rendering options in the coming year(s)...
I'm happy to answer any questions about these in the comments.
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