Sunday, March 29, 2020

Musical Togetherness (Through Electrons)

Flute-lovers! :>)

Soothing music from around the world....... Wow! We can do this!
Amazed at the editing, at the togetherness, at the caring and at the soul of the musicians!

Toronto Symphony Appalachian Spring (video)

Viviana Guzman's Virtual PYO Flute Choir (video)

The Weight (take a load off Fanny) - Robbie Robertson & Friends Around the World
on the song's 50th Anniversary: (video)

Let's get through this together with more love and caring than ever before!
Enjoy the soulfulness.
 Best, Jen
Comments (8)
Blogger LouiseGC said...

Do you have any suggestions on which software or apps are best for recording music together and apart like this please? TIA

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:08:00 AM

Blogger jen said...

Get in touch with Viviana Guzman; she used a video editing software to create the second video. Best, Jen

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:28:00 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

When you get an answer from Viviana, could you post it? We tried using Zoom today with our orchestra and it didn't work that well.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:40:00 AM

Blogger jen said...

Dear Jane,
I know from reading the FLUTElist, where Viviana posted about the experience, that she didn't use the conferencing platform. She instead, provided a click-track with a basic version of the piece on mp3 that the students put into their headphones and filmed themselves playing along with. The "flute choir" was created in post-production using a video-organizing software that allows you to put a visual set of pre-formatted "boxes" on the screen, to highlight different portions of each pre-recorded film.
To my knowledge NONE of these films is done in real time, with every player hearing every other player. They're all recorded separately to a basic click-track accompaniment, and then the film-editor makes all the edits, and equalizes all the various volume levels, and selects the final audio mix in post-production.
For live-time playing along you need not Zoom conferencing, which like all facetime and skype software has LAG in the timing, but perhaps a new platfrom like "JamKazam" which is untried and a bit overloaded right at the moment.
Good luck. Jen

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:49:00 PM

Blogger LouiseGC said...

I have sent a message through her website and will post any reply that I receive. In the meantime I will also check out JamKazam, thanks!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

The local brass quintet tried to get Jamkazam going this week, I heard from my partner, but increased volume of traffic and need for a $50 pre-amp to create better raw sound seem to be the slow downs right now.
Let me know if you get your orchestra working out something viable. :>)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:21:00 PM

Blogger LouiseGC said...

Here is Viviana’s blogpost about her virtual flute choir which she was kind enough to forward to me:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:34:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

thanks Louise for the link!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:24:00 PM


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