ar·cane (är-kān') adj. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge;

Orchestrated Dilla

Posted in inspiration, iowa, love, music by arcanedufresne on May 23, 2010

So…where do I start? There are so many things here that are in such stark contrast that it makes it hard to completely understand how this came about. When I clicked play, expecting to see an orchestra playing their way through some J. Dilla songs, I got that and more. How did this end up coming from Iowa? Cedar Falls/Waterloo, no less. How can an orchestra rendition of J. Dilla make a bleak, February day in Iowa seem beautiful. Add in the juxtaposition of J. Dilla music being performed for a crowd composed of a great majority of elderly people who can barely walk to their seat, having no idea who this man is and the body of work he has left for us to enjoy, until tonight. The standing ovation. It almost chokes you up a little bit…

Here is a short article that talks a little bit more about how all of this came to be.

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