African Slider Guiro - Ghana Shaker
I took a midi file of Beethoven's 32 Variations in C minor WoO.80 (1806) and mapped the notes to a soundfont comprised of exotic percussion samples. Though the pitches are no longer Beethoven's, the rhythms, dynamics and phrasing are still his. Still "classical music"? Either way - I thought this came out pretty good...or at least fascinating. (Visuals by Malinowsky MAM Player.)
and arranged it for "junkyard percussion". These are sounds recorded from pots, pans, powertools, and stuff you might find in a junkyard....the nature of these variation pieces lend themselves well to rhythmic transformations, I think. By the way, these variations were originally dedicated to Countess Maria Anna Hortensia von Hatzfeld. Somehow "The Hatzfeld Variations" has a nice ring to it.
These "arrangements" were alot of fun to create - I just hope this won't be known as the post where the Daily Beethoven "jumped the shark".