Technics has assembled the world's first ever turntable orchestra to mark Japan's national Record Day, which celebrates the moment vinyl LPs were first introduced to the country in 1968, four years before the audio company unveiled its iconic SL-1200 turntable.
The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra is comprised of 30 mixing masters, with several DMC World Champions involved— namely Qbert, Kentaro, Izoh, Mr.Switch, Rena and Swamp. The idea being the entourage reconstruct classical music via records, and advanced DJ techniques.
It's thought this is the first time ever an orchestra has featured only decks and mixers, and comes just two months after Technics unveiled its new $20,000 turntable, the SL1000R, and $10,000 SP-10R model. The music used to develop the combined overture included Rossini's 'Girls of the Aged', Vivaldi's 'Spring', and Nathan Milstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor', the first 12" ever released, first sold in 1948. Here's the final score...
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