Changing the tradition: The new orchestra

I came across a posting that I just had to mention here. It shows how orchestras are incorporating new technologies and moving toward the future. The link is
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2009/03/09/orchestra-innovation/

In there, three examples are mentioned:

  1. A concert by the Hamburg Philharmonic, where the musicians were dispersed across Hamburg and connected to each other through cameras and monitors.
    The video of the concert can be found at
    http://www.philharmoniker-event.de (click on “Ansehen” to watch it).
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  2. Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreno Youth Orchestra (from Venezuela). Incredible world-class orchestra. More information can be found here:
    http://www.ted.com/speakers/the_teresa_carreno_youth_orchestra.html


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  3. Finally, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, which is connecting classical (and not so classical) musicians from across the world.
    http://www.youtube.com/symphony

It is really nice to see how people are bringing the old and the new together and creating incredible forms of musical art. What is especially striking to me is that instead of using technology to isolate people (one playing along with his or her own computer), in these examples, technology is used to bring people together to express their music.

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About paulomusic

I'm a musician at heart with a passion for playing and for musical instruments. I used to play the oboe professionally for many years but stopped when I started a PhD in educational psychology. Now, I want to bring the music back to my life and also share some ideas about it.
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