Saturday, 22 November 2008

The internet is a truly inspiring and wonderful tool

A short while back, whilst doing my weekly (sometimes daily) Youtube video crawl, I discovered something totally OSSUM. But as I continued to dig (click), the story behind this ossumness made my discovery even sweeter.

Whilst searching for Barbershop vidoes I discovered these guys who are video recording individual parts of Acapella pieces and then multi-track editing it all into single split screen videos. But when Simon Rylander, from Sweden (Youtube username - FineyLeee) had trouble singing the top parts in one particular piece what did he do??
Give up?


He did what any innovative internet user would do; he found a man called Nick Brown(nbro085)on the otherside of the world in New Zealand who also made multi-track barbershop videos! They recorded their parts and collaborated to create this piece:

They didn't stop there, these two internet Barbershop singers collaborated again, this time with two others, paving the way for the first ever Internet Barbershop Quartet who have never actually met or sang together in person. It's a truly inspiring example of how the power of the internet and our increasingly connected world can be harnessed for positivity and creativity; I LOVE IT!

Below are the two singers that joined Nick and Simon for this world exclusive:

Brandon Staggs, from the USA (bhsnerd)

Josh Chevalier, from Canada (bordonthestreet)

Here is the piece sang by all four individuals:

Tenor: Nick Brown, from New Zealand (nbro085)
Lead: Simon Rylander, from Sweden (FineyLeee)
Bari: Brandon Staggs, from the USA (bhsnerd)
Bass: Josh Chevalier, from Canada (bordonthestreet)
(See Simon's description notes for details on how this was achieved.)

Gentlemen, I salute you and I hope this four-part collaboration wasn't the last!
ps. Simon's Scarborough fair is simply spellbinding - check it out

- Mr. Devo


Blogger miss mei said...

omg omg omg omg omg
you even TOLD me about this and i'm still sitting here like omg omg omg omg omg

24 November 2008 at 19:06  
Blogger Jermaine said...

Nice post
- jermaine

27 November 2008 at 06:59  

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