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 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)


I stumbled accross this on You tube ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3weR1m13xQ

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Ha! That's hilarious!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

I know .... i was laughing whilst watching it the first part sounds like someone has got bad wind . Its possily the worst performance i have ever seen !!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Found another one


This is Avatar ( i think)

Im not at all having a go at the musicians ... they are brave to do this ... but they all seem to be playing different tunes !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr6ypZ6zyl4

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Thank you, I enjoyed that immensely.

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

It's not good, but I have heard much much worse...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

It sounds to me like these videos have a major, MAJOR phasing problem with the sound recording, which, of course, is not the fault of the orchestra at all.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

It sounds to me like these videos have a major, MAJOR phasing problem with the sound recording, which, of course, is not the fault of the orchestra at all.


That, and an obviously 'acousticly challenged' room, no strings, lot's of nuanced counterpoint in the Horner-piece and probably less then acceptable rehearsal time.

You all are quite the characters laughing at them. Cheep.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I don't get what's so funny about it.

Obviously, the sound quality of the recording makes it shoddier than what it is.

Otherwise, I think it's a pretty decent performance by a small, perhaps unprofessional orchestra for what is very difficult music to play properly.

Kudos for giving it a go, I say, and with obvious dedication!

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 3:32 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Even with the bad acoustics and recording those performances are cringeworthy; having played in a small orchestra, if you can't make it through a piece in rehearsals, you don't perform it on stage. It is 'brave' to take on music above your level, but when we played what for us amateurs was considered challenging music (Nostradamus by Schwarz for instance), we would rehearse it for the great part of the year aside from our regular program until we got it down to sounding acceptable. Some pieces we never ended up playing because it just didn't work.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Even with the bad acoustics and recording those performances are cringeworthy..

Even so, no need to deride them for it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I would never criticise or laugh at something like this. Amateurs who clearly have a passion for what they do is something I always respect ... at least since I grew up.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

I am not deriding them for it , they are more brave than i am ...

I found it amusing and sorry if i come accross as ' nasty ' some people need to chill ...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   musicpaladin2007   (Member)

It's not funny. No one else here is laughing.

There is not enough appreciation in modern society for the arts, classical and film music. These guys need all the encouragement they can get. Maybe this is the best they can play, but they don't need some jackass on a forum laughing at them.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

If there was no laughter in this world , it would be a sad place .


This is the board where certain people deride composers ( zimmer et al ) then on the other hand says you should not deride people when it was clear that the post was not deriding the musicians but the performance .

Take a chill pill.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   richuk   (Member)

Found another one


This is Avatar ( i think)

Im not at all having a go at the musicians ... they are brave to do this ... but they all seem to be playing different tunes !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr6ypZ6zyl4


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I'd say that was pretty good actually.

Horner uses loads of counterpoints, which doesn't sound as effective with a small ensemble. I don't think it's the skill of the performers, as much as fault of the orchestration.

 
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