An Amazing Mashup of 100 Years of Whistling in Pop Songs

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/.

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.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus