ENJOY #ISING BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY!
#ISing Bohemian Rhapsody is a new digital participative project that has brought together over 330 people performing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody from their own homes.
The project's main artistic challenge was how to tackle a work as eclectic as Bohemian Rhapsody, which includes so many different styles and moods. The song was divided into four parts: Intro + Coda, Ballad, Rock and Opera, with the artistic and visual approach adopted for each of these parts reflecting that particular point in the song.
Each participant could choose which of these four parts they wanted to recreate. Once they'd chosen, they had to follow the video tutorial for their particular part, which provided technical guidelines for the recording and instructions on how to deal with the staging and dramaturgy, as well as an audio reference to learn the music.
Using the audio and video recordings sent in by a total of 335 people aged between 16 and 80, a participative choral video has been created that remains faithful to the combination of styles and moods so characteristic of Bohemian Rhapsody. Although all the participants had the chance to see the artistic details of each of the four parts, it wasn't until they watched the video that they could all come together for the very first time and see the result of their work.
Merlí Borrell was in charge of visuals and the video while Oriol Padrós was responsible for producing the audio. This team was completed by Daniel Anglès and Gerard Ibáñez, responsible for the dramaturgy and vocal arrangements, respectively.
This project represents the consolidation of our participative musical work in the digital sphere, after the success of #ISing Viva la Vida and #ISing Hallelujah.