Archive for June, 2014

“AVE MARIA” (Bach/Gounod) King Britt & Pia Ercole

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Red Hot + Bach

29 Original Bach Reinventions

1 Interactive iPad App


Rob Moose and Chris Thile, Dustin O’Halloran, Mia Doi Todd, Shara Worden, Paul de Jong, Julianna Barwick, Kronos Quartet, Victor Axelrod, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Daniel Hope, Ron Carter and Gary Bartz, King Britt feat. Pia Ercole, Om’Mas Keith, Francesco Tristano and Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Max Richter, Pieter Nooten, Jherek Bischoff, Stephane Wrembel, amiina, Prefuse 73, Burnt Friedman, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Stuart Bogie and Grey McMurray, Cameron Carpenter, Gabriel Kahane

Over the past 25 years Red Hot has changed the way people think about great composers such as Cole Porter, Tom Jobim and Fela Kuti, as well as raised money and awareness to fight AIDS around the world. Now, Red Hot has joined forces with the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and Sony Masterworks to pay tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time—J.S. Bach.

The idea for the project was simple, explore the way Bach’s music has influenced modern musicians and allow audiences to adjust their view of classical music by seeing Bach through the lens of many other genres. These recordings re-think Bach, much in the way that artists have perpetually reinterpreted Shakespeare by adding contemporary touches while remaining true to the integrity and beauty of the original. This approach is true to the way current indie rock and serious musicians are studying, performing and composing new music that transcends labels such as “classical” or “rock.”
The iPad App allows users to listen and interact with Bach’s music in a totally new and immersive way.

  • The “Play” section allows you to hear great Bach recordings while you create abstract drawings inspired by the music.
  • The “Perform” section let’s you interact and transform the music based on different layers and instruments.
  • You can also “Discover” an illustrated life of Bach, the Kronos Quartet performing in Edison’s original recording studio onto wax cylinder and more!