Today’s Friday find is a trip down a musical roller coaster. This dramatic visualization was an promotional video for the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and follows the first violin through the opening of the fourth movement to Ferdinand Ries 2nd Symphony.
The orchestra described the video as follows:
Visualization of the 1st violin of the 2nd symphony, 4th movement by Ferdinand Ries in the shape of a rollercoaster. The camera starts by showing a close-up of the score, then focuses on the notes of the first violin turning the staves into the winding rail tracks of the rollercoaster. The notes and bars were exactly synchronised with the progression in the animation so that the typical movements of a rollercoaster ride match the dramatic composition of the music.
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