Isolate the musical notes of the first violin playing the fourth movement of Ferdinand Ries’ second symphony. Then create a visualization that gives the most untrained ear an idea of the sweeping undulations and dynamic energy of the German composer’s piece. What you get is this smart, real-time look at the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (Zürcher Kammer Orchester) in the shape of a roller coaster:

“The camera starts by showing a close-up of the score, then focuses on the notes of the first violin turning the staves into the winding rail tracks of the rollercoaster. The notes and bars were exactly synchronised with the progression in the animation so that the typical movements of a rollercoaster ride match the dramatic composition of the music.”

(h/t Julia Schrenkler)


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an amazing ride!

This is so verrrrry cool. I'd like to see the Moody Blues "Ride My See-Saw or Springsteen's "Born To Run" (because the song lyrics include the words The Amusement Park) done in this way.

I was wondering if this is an app?  Can anyone sync any music to this style with a simple computer program? If so, please tune us in and turn us all  on it.  This is defintely a hit.

The greatest roller coaster ride ever

Awesome creative piece of work.

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