Via YouTube, I came across this little gem. Who would have thought that you could create a beautiful fugue from a Britney Spears song?
Fugues are one of my favorite musical forms. There’s something magical (and something mathematical) about the way it sounds when a theme counterpoints itself. Anyway – here it is, the Danny Pi video “How to Write a Fugue”, featuring the “Oops, I did it again fugue”, from a theme by Britney Spears.
Now that you’ve heard the “Oops I did it again” fugue, here’s a better example of the form, by the great master himself, Johann Sebastian Bach. A little slice of musical perfection to brighten your day. The video is a bit heavy on clever tricks (it’s the “Wedge Fugue”, so naturally, they use a bunch of wedge effects), but the music is stunning.