I pride myself on being one of the only people in the universe who has not seen 2012’s viral music video, PSY’s “Gangnam Style“. But when the Violin Channel’s Facebook page shared a video clip of “Gangnam Style” set to the “Sacrificial Dance” from Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, I couldn’t resist watching it. Stravinsky’s music actually lines up pretty well with Gangnam’s goofy choreography. You can check out “Gangnam Style: Stravinsky” by Richard Atkinson below. I hope you’ll laugh as hard as I did.
- Gangnam Style (onerarebird.typepad.com)
- Stravinsky and the modernism that still stirs | Sarah Bakewell (guardian.co.uk)
- Top Five Classical Memes, Hashtags and Videos in 2012 (wqxr.org)
- After More than a Billion Views, an Infographic Looks at Gangnam Style’s Social Reach (geardiary.com)