Essay about The World 's First Collaborative Online Music Orchestra

757 Words Mar 8th, 2016 4 Pages
This was the world 's first collaborative online orchestra. This extraordinary event took place at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2009. The orchestra is made of 96 musicians and amateur musicians from 30+ countries and territories on six continents. There was also 26 different instruments included in the orchestra. The music that was played came from mozart, Debussy, and many others. The atmosphere of this concert was very formal. The musicians were wearing dresses and suits. The music that was picked was also formal because they were from famous musicians. Carnegie made the atmosphere feel serious. Musicians were there to show off their skills and play the best they could. The crowded always responded at the right times in the music so they must have been a informed audience. The song Tan Dun is a polyphonic piece. It starts off very loud with perfect dramatic cutoffs from the violins. The percussion got me very excited in the beginning with the loud clanks from the pot drums. Also, the pitch starts off very low. A solo trumpet plays a beautiful smooth melody. The tones of the solo had some bends that made the sound wavy. The beginning is mostly free flowing. Towards the end the music turns into a duple beat. It goes really fast into 2s and 4s. The brass plays flowy music with the trumpets. The tempo is also very fast. The dynamics of the violins is perfect. They get really quiet quickly then make their way up to a loud sound. The rhythm is very jumpy and gives you an…

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