October 2013 Archives

I love these surprise orchestras popping up in busy public places.

You know it's recent, because of all the people holding smartphones recording the event. In past decades or centuries, people would have just gathered and enjoyed the music and not had to worry about concentrating on the recording of it. Something is lost when we can't go anywhere without surveilling the whole world. It's also a little spooky to contemplate how many people were in on the video and audio recording of this, and the planning and coordination that had to go into it.

But none of that matters. Beethoven's music wins in the end. Enjoy.



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