Between photographing Lang Lang this week and currently immersed in editing a few month's worth of photos and video for an upcoming multi-faceted project the newspaper is preparing on the Curtis Institute of Music, I guess have I classical music on my mind. Lots of other bloggers post music videos (usually leading into the weekend), but until now, not me. So, here's my first "Friday Video:"
It's a brand new anti-bullying video by Time for Three. Nick Kendall (violin), Ranaan Meyer (double bass), and Zachary DePue (violin) call themselves a "classically trained garage band."
They started playing together for fun while students at Curtis ( I first photographed them playing in Rittenhouse Square the day after 9-11 ).
On the video they're performing "Stronger," their arrangement (with Steve Hackman) of Kanye West’s "Stronger" and Daft Punk’s "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" and "Nightvision." It was directed by cinematographer Brian Lazzaro.
Time for Three says they made it for kids who don't quite fit in because they play an instrument, "kids who every day face challenges to who they are and who they want to be: their dreams, their ambitions, their identity."