Goldberg Variations Variations

Artist, John Menick, has created an album entitled “Goldberg Variations Variations or Music for Insomniacs”. The work simultaneously plays ten different synchronized recordings of of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations BMV 988“. All of the ten recordings are synced at the first note. But, because of the varying tempos of each of the ten different recordings, they quickly fall out of step with each other and dissolve into a beautiful chaos and eventually end with the quiet, final notes of the slowest paced recording of the Variation.

The CD contains all thirty of the Bach’s Variations, including the Aria and Aria da Capo. Below, you can listen to the first track.

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Aria