In Bb 2.0 was a music and spoken word project utilising online music collaboration. The idea was conceived by Darren Solomon and developed using video contributions from people all over the world.
Further detail from the inception of the project can be found in this Wired article from 2009 when the project was new.
As the article outlined, "Darren has taken a single note – B Flat – and subscribed no tempo or rhythm, he is just asking for other musicians, singers or spoken word artists to contribute one to two minutes of noise in that key. And, with a simply designed layout has created a YouTube mixing desk".
"Individuals have uploaded their contributions to YouTube which Darren then adds to the website set up for the project and from there the fun begins. By playing the multiple YouTube videos, rather than a cacophony of random noise, you get a strange ambient, electronic and soothing sounds from a mixing desk right in your browser. You can then stop certain instruments, or raise and lower the YouTube clip volume settings to get your own unique mix in B Flat".
As a keyboardist and studio composer, I thought the outcome of this project was pretty cool. Check out Darren Solomon's website and the In Bb 2.0 project.
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