Thursday, August 20, 2009

In B flat

In B flat is a collaborative music and spoken word project that utilizes YouTube videos tiled side by side. You can play them all at once or set them in motion individually. Very interesting. And soothing.  

According to the authors,

"In Bb 2.0  is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from users.  The videos can be played simultaneously -- the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders."

The instructions for video submissions were as follows:

-Sing or play an instrument, in Bb major. Simple, floating textures work best, with no tempo or groove. Leave lots of silence between phrases.-Record in a quiet environment, with as little background noise as possible.-Wait about 5-10 seconds to start playing.-Total length should be between 1-2 minutes.-Thick chords or low instruments don't work very well.-Record at a low volume to match the other videos.-You can listen to this mix on headphones while you record.-After you upload to YouTube, play your video along with the other videos on this page to make sure the volume matches.
Enjoy!(From Guy )