An Amazing Mashup of 100 Years of Whistling in Pop Songs

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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.

 

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

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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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