Friday, 23 August 2013

LSO - Long-eared Sheep Orchestra

this musical summer

Long-eared Sheep Orchestra 
with random bells (aver vasta)
'Concert in an Alpine Wood'

You cannot see the bells clearly in this photo. There were 40 or 50 performers in the LSO but on my approach many decamped (later to regroup). The music they play is very soothing and like the tinkling of a mountain stream. It is particularly beautiful when played outdoors, in this case on a mountainside, on a summer afternoon. I suspect the LSO would not perform so well in a concert hall.

The current silence is due to the sheep not being able to move. I recall Alfred Brendel saying that silence is a vital ingredient of music too. So . . . all is okay.

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