cdza (short for Collective Cadenza) is a group of highly-trained musicians who have a mission statement: "We create musical video experiments." For example, in "An Abridged History of Western Music in 16 Genres," cdza performed "What a Wonderful World" in 16 different genres. Other videos include "History of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics" and "ZUCKERBERG: The Musical!," which tells the tale of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg via the melodies of show tunes and pop songs, like Annie Get Your Gun theme "Anything You Can Do" or the 5th Dimension's "The Age of Aquarius." It's weird, quirky stuff, like the drama and band kids from your high school set loose with a video camera. And cdza have garnered almost 5 million YouTube views. Yowza.
Fuse's Dan Brown recently sat down with cdza for an interview. Well, "interview" probably isn't the right word since it's more of a collaboration. In the video, cdza sings/plays a song explaining their harshest YouTube comments, group initiation ritual and, of all things, M&Ms. Watch and enjoy Fuse's first ever musical interview.
And if that's not enough, we have a second musical interview for you! This one, taken from cdza's webpage, covers the group's formation, how they recruit members and more. Enjoy!