Right Notes. Right order. But Different.

There is a legendary clip from the 1971 ‘Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show in 1971’, where the frustrated conductor, André Previn, tells Eric that he’s playing “all the wrong notes.” Morecambe’s response remains one of the top punchlines in comedy.

"I'm playing all the right notes—but not necessarily in the right order."

But this audio clip below, has all the right notes… in the right order… but different.

I first came across the composer and artist Isaac Schankler through a talk about music perception (how listeners can hear and experience different things with the same piece of music). His reworking of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata blows my imagination.

Enjoy listening to this famous piece of music, with the bass a bar late and the melody a bar early.

The smallest adjustment can change everything.

Andy Smithyman