Drei Klavierstücke op. 11 is a reinterpretation of Arnold Schoenberg’s 1909 op. 11 Drei Klavierstück; 100 years after the piece was written, Cory Arcangel decided to remake it editing together youtube videos of cats playing the piano.
The work has been realized cutting and pasting roughtly 170 different cat videos.
On his website the artist explains that the choice of making such a work comes from the increasing similarity between the kind of art he likes and youtube content.
Technical Info from the artist’s website:
So, I probably made this video the most backwards and bone headed way
possible, but I am a hacker in the traditional definition of someone who
glues together ugly code and not a programmer. For this project I used
some programs to help me save time in finding the right cats.