Some like to insist that DJs are not musicians in the purest sense of the term. No matter your stance, there’s no denying that an abundance of skill goes into scratching, mixing, transitioning, and song selections.
Here, we’re in turn introduced to the world’s first turntable orchestra, the Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra. Comprised of a number of past world DJ champions, the group recently unleashed a performance of Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E Minor, which was the first LP released back in 1948.
Solely making use of turntables and mixers, the Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra “creates a whole new music experience, reconstructing classical music by playing vinyl records with a variety of musical techniques,” the video’s description explains.
Press play above to see them in action, then be sure to leave us your thoughts on the world’s first turntable orchestra.
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