The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (exc.) Benjamin Britten Download 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (exc.)' on iTunes
29 December 2014, 13:20
Music, but played molto, molto largo. Here's the proof that music is spectacular and awe-inspiring in slow motion.
To gain a new perspective on musical instruments, nothing beats a high-speed camera. And for your enjoyment and fascination we have gifs and videos.
A violin G-string does an impression of a skipping rope. Disclaimer: the photographer has detuned the string to give it a more impressive oscillation.
The ride - a staple of the jazz rhythm section at 1,000 frames per second.
A440 meets water in its static state. Pretty drops ensue.
The changing shape of a ‘glass harp’ as it absorbs and refracts the pressure of a sliding finger.
The vibrations of Bach solo suite, complete with a puff of rosin dust. Lovely.
A load of piano keys at the same time. Proof that cluster chords sometimes look better than they sound (but please don't tell Eric Whitacre we said that).
Pretty good huh? Here are the full videos. Enjoy!