Sunday, 7 December 2008

Frondens Virga





I have a new game. Take a video of medieval music/plainchant of some variety, and open it on several pages at once (three identical videos handily provided above). Then start each track with roughly eight second pauses between them. The effect is magical: oddly like birdsong in spring, with random yet harmonious echoes and chimes.

6 comments:

fiosachd said...

Tha an t-aoibhneas 's an t-aighear 's a' cheòl am falach dhomhsa le 'sgàilean 's le bròn.

Bo said...

Thanks for your comment. Is it a quotation? I don't recongise it if so. But it's beautiful. 'For me, the beauty and the pleasure and the music are hidden with a veil and with sorrow', for non-Gaelic speaking readers.

fiosachd said...

My pleasure. Not a quotation, but something composed of parts borrowed in an earnest effort on the part of a Gàidhlig-learner to regain access to The Expvlsion of the Blatant Beast. I was aiming for “The joy and the gladness in the melody are hidden for me with shadows and with sorrow.”

Bo said...

No problem: if you send me your google account email I'll add you on the behind the scenes list.

Bo said...

Either leave the email address as a comment on here or send it to expvlsion@yahoo.co.uk.

Fionnlaech said...

This reminds me of layered cello. Zoe Keating is the best I know of, here's an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy8diVKJ3Mg

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