Friday, December 12, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

YouTube Symphony

Following up on Marissa's previous post, YouTube is arguably the world's largest movie theater. Makes sense, since many users spend hours on YouTube to watch movies or TV shows aired all over the world. Users connect and communicate with one another through YouTube channels creating a virtual community on the web. According to recent BBC News, Beijing Olympics theme composer Tan Dun is using this new medium to handpick musicians to play his Symphony No 1 "Eroica".

YouTube now a place for an online orchestra recruit wants users to submit videos showcasing their musical talent. Users will have until January 28th, 2009 to submit their talent with a final public vote taking place two weeks later. Finally the winners will be flown to New York's Carnegie Hall to play at a three day classical music summit. Dun referred to the internet as an invisible Silk Road joining people across the world and YouTube seems to be the best example of the virtual community that exists today.