YouTube Symphony Mashup

Google’s YouTube Symphony plays live at Carnegie Hall this evening under Michael Tilson Thomas. Head to YouTube at 7:30 ET to watch the concert.

The “Global Mashup” is ready for your viewing pleasure right now. This part of the YouTube Symphony project is a video performance of Tan Dun’s “Eroica” (composed for this project) spliced together from the audition videos.

Offhand I heard homages to (obviously) Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony, Wagner’s Valkyrie yodels, and… Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein? Did I hear that right?

More about the YouTube Symphony, which began life as one of those personal projects Google famously encourages their employess to explore during 20% of their workweek:

Meet the YouTube Symphony

YouTube Symphony: The Latest Thing to Do About Classical Music