Friday, July 17, 2009

Symphony by Daniel Garcia

There has been a LOT of buzz about this one. If you've been following magic for any length of time, then you know exactly who Daniel Garcia is. One of his best known effects is Greed which we encourage everyone to check out if they haven't already.

Anyway, he is actually in the middle of filming the next three volumes of his Daniel Garcia Project series of DVD's. On each DVD, he is going to put around 10 new creations that he's used consistently in his own day-to-day routines.

But I digress.....

Since these new volumes will not come out until roughly Christmas time (if all goes as planned), Daniel has decided to take FIVE of the effects and release them on this separate DVD: Symphony.

SYMPHONY contains five simple, powerful effects that are as visual as magic gets. Each is completely impromptu - no crazy gimmicks are required - and can be performed at a moment's notice.

Containing full instruction on VOID, VISA, JACOB'S LADDER, .44, and TIMELINE 2.0. Shot on location in Las Vegas, Nevada, with multiple street performances. Each effect was hand selected by Daniel for practicality, simplicity, and visual nature.

SYMPHONY contains tricks involving everything from rubberbands to credit cards to bills to playing cards - over 1.5 hours of detailed instruction by the man himself.


For the first time, Daniel outlines the full version of VOID - one phase of which was previously published in Magic Magazine - an impromptu method for performing the classic MISLED effect by Timothy Wenk (as performed by David Copperfield).

An ordinary drinking straw penetrates and melts visually through a dollar bill in a three phase routine that will leave your audience speechless.


Visual. Instant. Static. Attraction. You cause the magnetic strip on two borrowed credit cards to polarize themselves, being drawn together and repelled apart as if a magnetic field was present. Three phases of staticy goodness.


Daniel's take on the classic Mystery Card plot. A card with an odd back is removed from your pocket as the 'prediction'. You have the spectator sign it across the back and it is placed securely into the card box - which is then held by the spectator.

You spread another deck and have a card selected. You ask the spectator if it matches the prediction in the case - but they find it has vanished. You tell them to turn over the card in their hand and it is the original signed prediction. A piece that Daniel performs on a daily basis. Super simple. Incredibly powerful.


A visual transposition of two packets of four cards (as chosen by spectators). An effect that can be performed spur of the moment.Four Aces held by a spectator transpose with the Jacks in your hand... twice. Each move is taught in unparalleled detail.


An effect inspired by Dan Harlan's 'Traveling Cash' routine. A rubberband is stretched around the fingers of a spectator. A bill is folded over the top strand of the band.

With a subtle flick it penetrates directly through, leaving it wrapped around the second strand. Another pull and it penetrates directly through. All can be examined.

Make sure to pick up your copy right here:

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