Bach in Antarctica: audiovisual edition

February 13, 2011

Today we reprise an old favourite: Bach in Antarctica.

Inspired by the delightful absurdity of this concept album, I here provide my own variation on the theme. The video below is of the Prelude to Bach’s Suite for solo cello No.1, BWV 1007 and the audio link underneath it plays Adélie penguin calls. To experience my “mash-up”, which I call Suite for solo cello with penguins, one need simply play both simultaneously. The combination is dynamite. For best results, you may wish to turn the volume up for Bach and down for the penguins — but not all the way down, surely.

Bach (courtesy Mischa Maisky):

Penguins (courtesy Jungle Walk):

5 Responses to “Bach in Antarctica: audiovisual edition”

  1. Janet Says:

    Where is that room? I want to go there.


  2. cburrell Says:

    Not in Antarctica. Somewhere in Italy, no doubt. Kathy?

  3. Janet Says:

    I can assure you that if I had any notion that it was in Antarctica I would not have expressed a desire to go there.


  4. Adam Hincks Says:

    Thanks for the video—you’ve launched me on a Cello Suite listening programme. They’re wonderful videos. (FYI, I’m listening to most of them sans penguin calls.)

  5. cburrell Says:

    You have made my day, Adam, despite your telling lack of affection for penguins. Thank you.

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