February 22, 2010

Public Music

Remember Joshua Bell's 2007 morning rush hour experiment? The concert violinist played great classical works on his violin in the middle of a L'Enfant Metro Station during Friday morning rush hour--trying to determine if people would notice. In a Pulitzer prize-winning article for the Washington Post we discover that only a handful of people regarded him with more than a passing glance, and only a few people actually stopped to listen.

Mark the difference in this glorious video from Valencia. In a local market, clerks suddenly burst into song, and shoppers are surprised when their clerks start singing opera. This video makes me incredibly happy. That's all I have to say.

1 comment:

  1. Melina8:30 PM

    I miss Europe. And having opera tickets.