Yeethoven: Watch an orchestra mash up Beethoven and Kanye West
The concert took place at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday (April 16)
Getty Luke Morgan Britton, 18th April 2016 A special event in Los Angeles on Saturday (April 16) saw an orchestra mash up Kanye West's 'Yeezus' album with the work of classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
The 'Yeethoven' concert took place at the Aratani Theatre, with the Young Musicians Foundation offering up classical renditions of Kanye tracks.
The Independent reports that arranger Stephen Feigenbaum compared the two artists by their use of form. "The piece we just heard by Beethoven has this ending that’s really disjointed relative to the rest of the piece," he reportedly said. "It’s very chaotic most of the time and then at the end it’s suddenly very jubilant and almost ecstatic…it’s so over the top relative to what’s happened before it. And Kanye does the same thing with 'New Slaves'."
Listen to the full audio from the concert below and see fan-shot footage.
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Meanwhile, Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Coachella over the weekend, joining A$AP Rocky on stage during the latter rapper's set. The pair teamed up to perform 'Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1' from 'The Life Of Pablo'.
West was also filmed facing off against Tyler, The Creator in a foot race.