Today, November 3 2013, is the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, and they'll be streamed live from Pier 36 in New York City at 6 p.m. EST. The live stream is embedded below in this blog post.
I was invited to nominate ten of the most innovative music videos of 2013. Two of my favorites made the final cut and are up for votes: "Endless Fantasy" by chiptune hackers Anamanaguchi, above [vote for it here] was one.
- CDZA's "European Odyssey" (a multinational musical experiment, in ...
- CDZA ("Collective Cadenza") launches: one-take, medley-driven ...
- CDZA: "Aces of Bass" (video)
- CDZA: The history of wooing women (music video)
- An Abridged History of Western Music in 16 Genres (cdza music ...
- ZUCKERBERG: The Musical! (a Facebook opera by CDZA)
For this week's CDZA musical experiment video, Joe Sabia and the Collective Cadenza musicians teamed up with children to explore one way to "teach the classics to students today"—have them sing their favorite contemporary pop music lyrics to the tune of classical compositions. In this video, young Alyssa Lower and Aiden Medina perform:
Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik meets LMFAO's Party Rock
Offenbach's "Can Can" meets Gaga's Bad Romance
Beethoven's Fur Elise meets Adel's Rolling in the Deep
Grieg's Peer Gynt Overture meets Carly Rae Jepson's Call Me Maybe
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony meets Katy Perry's "Wide Awake"
Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy meets One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful
Haydn's Surprise Symphony meets Justin Bieber's Baby
John William's Jurassic Park Theme meets Psy's Gangnam Style
Spoiler alert: it's pretty adorable.
Money was sent to Wingspan Arts, a non-profit that aims to expose diverse and young groups of people to the arts.