Today's Classical Music Video

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What Does a Conductor Actually Do

We all know what conductors do; they wave their arms. We also believe that the arm-waving is somehow connected to what the orchestra does. The New York Times recently collaborated with the Movement Lab at NYU to see if a closer and more scientific connection could be demonstrated. Alan Gilbert, the conductor of the New York Philharmonic, wore a special suit that allowed his movements to be captured by a computer and presented graphically on a screen. This video is all about that project.

Paul E. Robinson

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