High School Students Cover Thriller with 11 Synthesizers, But you won’t believe what they do to the Drummer!


MDD Jessheim has shared this video, capturing a live synth performance of 9 Jessheim High School students, covering Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller.


The performance keeps the original vocals, but everything else is played live on 11 synths, electric drums and congas.

The students use a wide range of synths, listed below, and end the performance by dispatching the drummer in a surprisingly graphic manner.


Performers & Credits:


Amalie Asbjørnsen Fjeld: Behringer Poly D, Roland Jupiter 6

Divine Piinuka Laar Sillim: Korg X50

Fredrik Julseth Jacobsen: Casio CZ-1000, Yamaha SY99

Fredrik Ole August Ødegård: Congas

Ingeborg de Vibe Bunæs: ASM Hydrasynth, Korg MS-20 mini

Iver Graabræk-Dyndahl: Yamaha DTX502 (electric drums)

Krzysztof Pawel Krzyzanowski: Ensoniq SQ-1

Linnea Roset Sunde: Roland Ax-Edge

Nicholas Tobar Sepulveda: Roland Juno 60, Arturia MicroBrute

…with Michael Jackson on vocals (from the original multitrack recording)


Sindre Winge: Video editing

Jan Terje Augestad: Arrangement, synth programming, mixing


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