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Published on March 20th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Weird music video: A symphony of turntables

What if a bunch of DJs got together to form a symphony orchestra-like outfit? That’s exactly what happened with The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra.

Thirty DJs assembled for Japan’s LP Record Day to create and perform a piece just for turntables. Digital Trends reports:

The consortium of record manipulators scratched, spliced, and remixed violinist Nathan Milstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s rendition of Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, which was the first 12″ LP ever issued, back in 1948. All of the DJ’s transmogrified the 70-year-old record into modern magic using mixers, and the Technics SL-1200 series turntable, Technic’s legendary analog player line the company discontinued in 2010. To the delight of the DJ community, Technics revived the iconic brand in 2016 with the limited-edition SL-1200GAE and SL-1200G turntables.

Let’s take a look and listen.

 




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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