Bach's Art of Fugue played on beer bottles is strangely hypnotic

21 July 2017, 12:30

Beanzo - The Art of Fugue (J.S. Bach)

This guy can play the entire first movement of J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue on glass bottles.


By Maddy Shaw Roberts

This talented bottle-blower managed to play the entire first movement of J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue on an array of wine and beer bottles.

In what he describes as a ‘bottle-licious rendition’, YouTube user Beanzo uses 26 glass bottles to recreate The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 1, by J.S. Bach. 

Bach’s incomplete work, which he wrote for no specified instrumentation in the last decade of his life, consists of 14 fugues and four canons. The composer based his work on one simple theme, which each fugue and canon employs in some variation.

Thankfully, Beanzo has promised on his channel to recreate the rest of the fugues, adding visual variations. In fact, you can already watch Contrapunctus 2 here.

If you enjoyed this bottle-blowing bonanza, watch this amazing performance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ by The Bottle Boys.

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