New video shows Bach’s ‘Air on the G string’ performed on actual G-strings

9 December 2015, 16:48

Popular YouTuber Andrew Huang has revealed his latest creation, and it’s an all too literal interpretation of one of Baroque music’s best-loved adagio movements.

With the use of a contact microphone, several items of underwear and a variety of elastic tensions, the YouTuber plays the bass and melody line of Bach’s famous Air.

The YouTuber said, “Underwear can produce a surprising amount of bass,” and claims his underwear has a range of four octaves. See how he gets on below:

Huang has over 270,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, and it seems he’s a big fan of radical interpretations of Bach. An earlier video has featured this work, played on air horns.

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