"Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn't resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.
I was directly inspired here by Kutiman's Thru–You project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tprMEs–zfQA
Thankyou to everyone who has responded to Somebody That I Used To Know via YouTube. It's truly amazing! All audio and video in Somebodies is from the YouTube user videos featured, each of them a cover or parody of Somebody That I Used To Know. No extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering, pitch–shifting and time–stretching to make the music.
A full list of links to the original videos is available here:
I avoided using any existing remixes of the song, or any covers from tv talent shows.
As comprehensive and extensive as I tried to be with my downloading of source videos, I know there are many clips that I missed.
I used Ableton Live for audio stretching, pitch–shifting and the initial video editing, and Adobe's After Effects to put the final video together.
Big thanks to Travis Banko for assistance with downloading source videos, and to James Bryans for After Effects tutelage.
Thankyou to Barry for being Barry, and guiding us all. Thanks to you for listening.
Gotye (Wouter De Backer)
1). Remixed version by Wally (13:45, 04 August 2012) "Gotye – Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra", published on 12 Aug 2012 by gotyemusic.
2). Original version by Wally: "Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)", uploaded by gotyemusic on 5 Jul 2011.
"What you are about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited together to create ThruYou. In other words – what you see is what you hear. Check out the credits for each video – you might find yourself.."
(Ophir Kutiel, http://www.kutiman.com/)
1). Ophir Kutiel (Kutiman), ThruYOU Project, "Kutiman–Thru–you – 01 – Mother of All Funk Chords", uploaded on 7 Mar 2009.
2). Ophir Kutiel (Kutiman), ThruYOU Project, "Kutiman–Thru–you – 08 – About ", uploaded by kutiman on 7 Mar 2009.
3). website design by Baconoppenheim [http://www.bnop.co/projects/thru–you/], 2009.
"A DJ is somebody who exemplifies 'authoring by selection,' they are an example of how anti–montage aesthetics of continuity cuts across culture and is not limited to the creation of computer still and moving images and spaces. DJ?s art is measured by their ability to seamlessly go from one track to another. A great DJ is thus a compositor and anti–montage artist par excellence. They are able to create a perfect temporal transition from very different musical layers; in real time, in front of the dancing crowd."
(Hariri & Hariri, The Digital House, project, 1988)