Visualizing Classical Music as a Roller Coaster Ride

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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/. 

Via the Vimeo HD channel

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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