Thursday, February 21, 2008

Music Animation - Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor

This is a really neat YouTube video that was embedded on the Facebook wall of my friend, Jay Regennitter. (Jay, by the way, is another organist friend who I met singing with the Compline Choir at Chapel of the Cross before he left for bigger and better things.)

The Music Animation Machine is pretty neat - you can actually "see" the music as it's being played. From their FAQ:
Music moves, and can be understood just by listening. But a conventional musical score stands still, and can be understood only after years of training. The Music Animation Machine bridges this gap, with a score that moves -- and can be understood just by watching.
You can read more by clicking here.

It looks like a DVD is available that contains the video embedded below, plus others, with music from Scarlatti, Byrd, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and others.

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