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WWII Tweeted "live"

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by 2bluesfan, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. 2bluesfan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    I have only just discovered this:
    https://twitter.com/RealTimeWWII

    For someone like me, who was foolish enough to choose not to study history at school, this stuff is fascinating.
  2. Tex Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Yep, I don't think key events can be distilled further than twitter's 140 characters. A real test of messaging and discipline for the people putting it together.

    Einsturzende Neubauten put together a really interesting interpretation of WWI.



    From their website:

    “This is an example of a Wikipedia supported composition,” smiles Bargeld. “I did a mathematical calculation. saying each beat is one day, we're doing it in 4/4, at 120 beats per minute, and each instrument is one of the powers involved. We tried it in 60 bpm it is true – that was 26 minutes long, which was quite annoying. We could have sped it up to 160 bpm and it would have been comical. So 120, it’s a good medium decision. We had 20 different pipes to represent all the different nations and the duration of their involvement. It starts from beat 1, Serbia, Austria, Germany, and tak tak tak tak, whoever comes in joins this big party of the First World War run until the start of armistice.


    “It's a statistical piece of music,” declares Bargeld, “a statistical piece of dance music in fact, because if you hear that, you want to move around to it.”
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  3. 2bluesfan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    That is quite interesting.
    I can't imagine what search terms you put into Google to find that.
  4. Tex Ken Catchpole (46)

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    You just need some friends with fringe tastes in music and film!
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