Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein's Dansez Maintenant from the Saddle Cam
At the 2012 CDIO Aachen Danish number one Grand Prix rider Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein premiered a brand new kur to music which would serve as her 2012 Olympic Games' freestyle. Composed and arranged by Slings Music Cast, Dansez Maintenant pleased the Aachen judges and crowds and can now be experienced online from the saddle cam.
The latest video of Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein's new freestyle starts in "film noir" style with black and white footage and a reversed soundtrack of the opening of her kur.
The video clip contains "making of" shots, mostly filmed with the saddle cam. It offers a spectacular view from the rider's position as if you are astride Digby yourself and are riding your own Olympic freestyle! The viewer will notice how tailor-made the music is to the bounce and rhythm of the horse due to 80% of saddle cam footage. The clip further offers studio images and the original sound of the recorded instruments added to the mixed track.
This 6:45 min video clip follows up on Slings' previous project "Who's Anton" for Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven's Don Auriello. For the Swedish freestyle the composer created the first ever proper "dressage music video" virtually in MTV style. Don Auriello's video achieved over 25,000 loads and was played more than 10,000 time in just 15 days, proving its success and the high demand of the dressage audience to see such custom made freestyles in detail.
Slings Music Cast is currently working on the new freestyle for Norwegian Cathrine Rasmussen and her Westfalian gelding Fernandez (by Florestan). Rasmussen already competed at the 2011 CDI-W London and 2012 CDI Falsterbo World Dressage Masters with a preliminary version, but will soon be riding to the final masterpiece at the 2012 Norwegian Dressage Championships.
Check out Dansez Maintenant here or embedded in the top right corner.