Simultaneous Scarlatti Strangely Soothing

This post isn’t just for classical folks. I think it appeals to all WTJU listeners.

Harpsichordist Antoine Souchav mixed together recordings of all 555 sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757). If you’re into classical, ambient, remixes, experimental, and/or contemporary music, check out this track.

Yes, it begins with a mass of sound, but as the track continues, something interesting happens. Not all the sonatas are the same length. So gradually the texture thins until only one harpsichord is heard to finish the work.

From chaos to order, from white noise to simple tonality. It’s a genius concept.

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