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60+ recordings of Satie's Gymnopedie One played simultaneously (cookingwithsound.com)
54 points by iamben on Feb 5, 2016 | hide | past | favorite | 17 comments

This is really interesting, although I found it difficult to listen to, as I have spent a lot of time listening to the original. If I try to mentally block this from being connected with Satie's Gymnopedie, I enjoyed it much more.

That's not true for all classical remixes. William Orbit's version of Barber's Adagio for Strings is one of my favourite dance tracks.[0] (although not the Tiesto remix).

If you like Satie's Gymnopedies, then I also recommend his Gnossienes[1] and Faure's Pavane.[2]

[0] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIbIHxKh9bk

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYH5xh6gd0c

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tQ36TFvNoM (this recording played by Faure. Many modern recordings are at a slower tempo, such as this short orchestral version from the Berliner Philhamoniker conducted by Simon Rattle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhiVuIRw4tM)

I like Brian Eno's Discreet Music [1], which provides three slowed-down variations on Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major (the first one rather amusingly named Fullness of Wind), eventually reaching tempos where you can hardly discern the original melody.

Max Richter also brilliantly "recomposed" Vivaldi a few years ago, turning his Four Seasons into something like a modern work.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discreet_Music

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Richter#Recomposed_by_Max_...

Nordic ambient music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlSQekQSkBY (Rautavaara - Violin Concerto)

This reminds me of one of the greatest pieces of ambient music of all time --- Justin Bieber's _U Smile_. It's old hat now, but just in case someone hasn't heard it...


14x slowdown of Swede Mason's "Jeremy Clarkson Beatbox" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY9u0LxIWJk) makes for some epic dark ambient.


I'm only a little way into this but I could swear this is the Planescape soundtrack.


That reminds me of 'Truman Sleeps' from the Truman Show played, again, very slowly. It's a bit creepy... but I like to listen to it when I'm studying.


That was very cool. Thanks for sharing. I wonder how people even thought to do something like this? It seems that it's at least a scene now based on the suggested videos.

Most of these videos I believe were created with Paulstretch, an open source audio time stretching application specifically optimized for creating nice ambient textures for very long stretches.

Paul Nasca gives a brief overview of the algorithm here: http://www.paulnasca.com/algorithms-created-by-me#TOC-PaulSt...

Wow, I can't believe how lovely this is.

I opened and played this while opening this second and started to read


Work strangely well.

AFAIK might work well with any HN story

Artist's webpage: http://www.heyexit.com/

Wonderful, I've got to listen to this when I've got more time.

How did mankind survive before SoundCloud? Experiments like this music would probably have been a hard sell in those dark ages (except when you're John Cage).

Putting a link to an MP3 on a website is not that hard.

Stands up surprisingly well as a piece of music in its own right.

Reminds me of Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack. Fascinating audio texture.

This is incredibly beautiful.

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