The Turn - Fredo Viola
December 12, 2008 9:35 PM   Subscribe

The Turn is the latest creation from multi-media singer/artist Fredo Viola. Using multi-track recordings of his voice in rich harmony, coupled with unusual video vignettes, The Turn [flash] offers a dozen performances of Viola's interesting integration of voice and visual artistry. His first album was just released this week on iTunes and includes works like The Sad Song.
posted by netbros (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
These are quite interesting. I like the flash interface, but it does make it hard to point toward a particular song. For example, lately I've been collecting versions of Silent Night. Viola has one, which I like. You can hear it by dragging one of the smaller dark green squares through the circle. Not a light green square. Not the big dark green square. And no, not that smaller dark green square, the other one.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:41 PM on December 12, 2008

Here's a direct link to Silent Night tlf.
posted by netbros at 10:43 PM on December 12, 2008

Thanks netbros. I should have poked around a little more on his website before complaining about the flash interface.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:14 PM on December 12, 2008

The interface is annoying, but once you get past it, yeah, it's pretty good.
posted by eclectist at 11:17 PM on December 12, 2008

A pointless aside, but... 455 matches for flash interface across comments ...and almost none of them have ever been positive.

Which is probably why they haven't implemented my idea for a new whiz-bang flash interface for Metafilter.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:35 PM on December 12, 2008

I don't mean to cheapen this in any way, but parts of the The Sad Song remind me of bits of Take on Me by A-Ha.
posted by mandal at 3:43 AM on December 13, 2008

I'll get me coat.
posted by mandal at 3:43 AM on December 13, 2008

pretty nice. it's no sung tongs, tho.
posted by es_de_bah at 8:00 AM on December 13, 2008

It rather detracts from the The Sad Song that the lyrics sound like "Body wrap, body wrap, body wrap...".
posted by raygirvan at 9:47 AM on December 13, 2008

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