B Flat 2.0: A Collaborative Project

I’m so inspired by Darren Solomon’s innovative idea to orchestrate existing YouTube videos into a collective work of beauty.  What a fantastic idea.  I find it simply brilliant! (Giving the viewer control over the mix and start time for each piece simply adds to the awe factor.)

The whole thing makes me think: Isn’t this what creative community is supposed to look like?  Made up of varied, quirky and oddly-matched parts, but harmonious when joined together in focus and mission.  Simple in it’s individuality…and breathtaking in it’s complexity.  What a powerful visual of how God intends for us to be woven together into a song that is unique and unlike any other.

…and oh, by the way…if you made plans for the rest of the day, cancel them.  This is just too much fun…ENJOY!


Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from YouTube users.

The videos can be played simultaneously — the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders.

Learn more in the FAQ.

You may also enjoy marker/music, another music, video and spoken word project, produced in collaboration with NSU in South Dakota.


Bringing Music and Art Together

I was delighted to watch these 2 videos that fused Derek Webb’s hauntingly ambient music together with edgyy visual representation from two exceptionally talented artists.  It just simply made my heart happy.

The first is a behind-the-scenes look at Scott Erickson‘s creative process in the making of the “Feedback” paintings:

The second is a speed video of Jeremy Cowart‘s creation of “A Portrait of Christ”:
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/22716246]

Quite honestly, we here at Sacred Muse would love to see more and MORE of this kind of creative collaboration happening within the Body of Christ.

So what about you?  Have you got any cool collaboration ideas runnin’ around in your brain?  Let us know…maybe we can help! (…and if we can’t, maybe we can connect you with the people who can!)