An Amazing Mashup of 100 Years of Whistling in Pop Songs

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

The musical geniuses at Collective Cadenza, aka cdza, a team that makes viral videos about music, combined 26 songs spanning almost a century to make this three-minute medley. From Ennio Morricone to Foster the People, this video spans genres, featuring Eric Rivera "on lips," Evan Shinners on piano, and Michael Thurber on bass. The video was directed by Joe Sabia, who talks about his career making viral videos in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here

Subscribe to their YouTube channel here and download the mp3 of "History of Whistling" here. cdza plan to release new video "experiments" every two weeks, featuring Juilliard-trained musicians. Their next video sounds promising -- it's called Zuckerberg: The Musical. Don't miss their first video, A History of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics, below.

 

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For more information about cdza, visit http://www.cdzamusic.com/.

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