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November 29, 2006 3:11 PM   Subscribe

Nutcracker suite played entirely on bicycle parts [via createdigitalmusic].
posted by subtle-t (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, this is my first fpp, hi.
posted by subtle-t at 3:12 PM on November 29, 2006


Delightful! You're off to a wonderful start, subtle-t.
posted by Quietgal at 3:59 PM on November 29, 2006


although, um, it's just an excerpt from "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies", not the whole Nutcracker Suite.
posted by Quietgal at 4:03 PM on November 29, 2006


Yeah, the whole thing would've been awesome!
posted by TwoWordReview at 4:39 PM on November 29, 2006


can a fixie do THAT? ha!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:39 PM on November 29, 2006


Very impressive. I love the dance of the sugar plum faries. . . mostly because of this bizzarro version by some highschool band.

the bike version is perfect - I love the brake squeek at the end!
posted by isopraxis at 6:46 PM on November 29, 2006


nope, fixie can't shift
posted by craven_morhead at 7:15 PM on November 29, 2006


Very cute. This is my favourite part of the ballet score!
posted by phoenixc at 8:01 PM on November 29, 2006


I'm so glad this wasn't the whole suite, which I find tedious in the extreme, and gladder still that it was done so well. Very nice work!
posted by bunglin jones at 8:32 PM on November 29, 2006


This is charming. Classical music played on non-equal-temperament tuned percussion instruments. Just the kick in the pants stodgy old classical music could use!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:40 PM on November 29, 2006


Nice first post, subtle-t!
Frank Zappa was another musician who wrote compositions for bicycles. Here's a workable YouTube link to part 1 of the performance.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:44 PM on November 29, 2006


madamj: you beat me to it, and I think these guys are not fair that they don't cite his prior work. Acting all original when Frank was onto this back in the early 60s, sheesh.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:05 PM on November 29, 2006


you could at least give props to the forum in which you discovered this link.
posted by jmgorman at 11:18 PM on November 29, 2006


Oh, and let's not forget Richard Lerman's Travelon Gamelon.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:04 AM on November 30, 2006


Here's an all animal orchestra performing the Dance of the Sugar plum Furry. It identifies each "singer" as they perform: http://www.switchzoo.com/activities/sugar_plum_furry.htm
posted by After the Jump at 7:10 AM on November 30, 2006


although, um, it's just an excerpt from "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies", not the whole Nutcracker Suite

Since we're getting all accurate and whatnot, it is in fact the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, singular.

I'm so glad this wasn't the whole suite, which I find tedious in the extreme,

Normally, maybe - but would you say the same if it were all performed on bicycle parts? What if it were performed by bicycle and other parts plus an irreverent big band?

And as for "classical" music for bicycles, how could we not be citing the master, Peter Schickele? (Previously)
posted by soyjoy at 9:24 AM on November 30, 2006


Awesome! As were the supplemental links. Thanks, gang!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 9:50 AM on November 30, 2006


Wonderful!
posted by puddinghead at 1:24 PM on December 1, 2006


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