Visualizing Classical Music as a Roller Coaster Ride

An ingenious promotional video for the Zurich Chamber Orchestra transforms the musical notes played by the first violinist 

This ingenious promotional video for the Zurich Chamber Orchestra transforms the musical notes played by the first violinist in a symphony by Ferdinand Ries into a roller coaster track in real time.

The video was created by the production studio Virtual Republic. On their Vimeo page, they explain, "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." Below is an interesting video about the making of the animation, which traces the forms of actual roller coaster tracks. For more information about the process, see Virtual Republic's Vimeo page. 


Stills from the video above

For more work by Virtual Republic, visit http://www.virtualrepublic.org/. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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