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April 10, 2015 12:12 AM   Subscribe

Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major aux tubes musicaux by French juggling troupe Liason Carbone
posted by a lungful of dragon (11 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Amazing. Just amazing.

This was almost as hard for me to watch as a handbell choir. The level of interwoven precision required just about drives me over the edge. Really fine work. And a wonderful throw and catch near the end.
posted by bryon at 1:09 AM on April 10, 2015

posted by cthuljew at 2:14 AM on April 10, 2015

I got nauseated trying to follow what they were doing. In a good way.
posted by moonmilk at 4:45 AM on April 10, 2015

I was wondering how they were going to pull off the fast part in the end, but they did. Bravo.
posted by gwint at 6:14 AM on April 10, 2015

It's really odd to see the piece really broken up into its constituent parts, as was necessary to do this. Playing this on a keyboard instrument it's about each phrase, getting your fingers in place for the phrase, then the next phrase. Here, it's each individual note and what note is coming next.
posted by notsnot at 6:16 AM on April 10, 2015

Holy shit. Wonderful.
posted by egypturnash at 8:13 AM on April 10, 2015

One of the more incredible things I've seen in a while!
posted by grog at 8:22 AM on April 10, 2015

Yeah. This piece is too easy when simply played on the harpsichord or clavichord. Throw some sticks into it, willya.

Interesting how the rubato style of the old-school French organist still shines through. Or something. Something shines through.
posted by Namlit at 12:43 PM on April 10, 2015

Link to the company website for more info: Les Objects Volants.
posted by Dr Ew at 2:54 PM on April 10, 2015

This is wonderful. I love how one of the musicians/jugglers breaks away to look at the score, turns the page, glances it again before returning to the other performers. Brilliant team work.
posted by seawallrunner at 7:38 PM on April 10, 2015

"All right, we're going to be arpeggiating up and down like crazy sons of bitches, so you've got to be Johnny on the spot with the accidentals, or we're dead."
posted by Rhomboid at 11:41 AM on April 11, 2015

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