Thursday 31 March 2011

YouTube mashup by Kutiman: My Favorite Color

Sample a series of YouTube videos and put them together as a musical collage. What do you end up with? Something oddly new and original. Is this art? Is this music? Whatever it is, it is unique and well done. It's hard to believe that each individual musical clip can be taken out of its original source then put together with a variety of unrelated bits to arrive at a working whole. Did sampling allow for the changing of tempo and pitch? Could all of these fit together untouched?

Achieving something like orchestral jazz, Kutiman manages to make a cohesive whole of surprising ingenuity.

Wikipedia: Kutiman
Ophir Kutiel (born 1982), professionally known as Kutiman, is a musician, composer, producer and animator from Israel. He is best known for creating the online music video project ThruYOU, as well as his self-titled album and collaboration with many artists including Maroon 5.

In 2009 Kutiman released "ThruYOU," an online music video project mixed from samples of YouTube videos which has received more than 10 million views. Time Magazine named it one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2009.

THRU YOU - Kutiman


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