19 February 2012

Music journey

If I say cello and violin, you think classical music, right? And you may also think that kind of music is dull. Well, think again - or rather, let me take you through the following listening voyage:

1. To start things off, listen to this guitar & voice version of Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know, which I shared a few weeks ago:

2. Let's then replace the guitar with a cello, but we'll keep voices, including some nifty beatboxing, by Antoniette Costa and Kevin "K.O." Olusola in Void of A Legend:

3. Now, we'll get rid of the voices, and only enjoy the pure sound of two cellos as mastered by the young Croatian pair 2Cellos in passionately playing instrumental versions of well known tunes, such as Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal:

4. And to finish things off, let's replace one cello with a viola, and we'll add two more violins to the mix. That will give you the following musical interpretation of Ástor Piazzolla's Libertango by the Australian-British string quartet Bond:

Feel free to share in the comments other cool music interpretations using the pure sound of classical instruments.