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Get closer than ever before to your favourite music. Musicians are an enterprising bunch – as video cameras get smaller, performers are attaching GoPros and other recording devices to themselves (and their instruments). The results are quite spectacular – here are a few of our favourites.
Grab the Stradivarius from its case, rosin that bow and launch into a virtuosic duet for violin and piano – it's all part of a regular day for great violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. With a GoPro camera strapped to her head, we see the whole thing from the soloist's point of view. She's playing Jamaican Rumba by Australian composer Arthur Benjamin with her long-time chamber music partner Lambert Orkis – and it's quite a ride.
The Yellow Lounge is all about new perspectives and so is this video. Don’t get dizzy!Posted by Anne-Sophie Mutter on Friday, 8 May 2015
Strapping a GoPro camera to the end of the instrument's slide is a favourite trick for trombonists. Here we get a distinctly brassy view of Schubert's choral masterpiece Mass No. 6 in E flat. Back, forth, back, forth, down for a rest. It's certainly a busy life at the back of this well-dressed ecclesiastical orchestra.
Here's a performer's view of the famous Amsterdam Canal Festival. The youthful crowd making up the Ricciotti Ensemble take to the stage to thunder out a thrilling arrangement of 'Our Day Will Come' by Willem Breuker – complete with dancing, singing and whooping. And in case you're wondering, it's a GoPro camera on top of the cello. Looks like a great night was had by all.