A Little Girl Donates Some Coins to a Street Musician...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by othefool, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. othefool


    Feb 25, 2004
    Chico, CA
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Obviously a setup, but very cool nonetheless.

    Really nice to see Beethoven being played outdoors in the daylight by people wearing regular clothes - kinda de-mystifying the classical music experience in a good way.
  3. Definitely worth my click and 5 minutes! Thanks for sharing.
  4. BassChap


    May 17, 2013
    Beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers, BassChap
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I loved it - thanks!
  6. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
  7. remainthesame


    Sep 24, 2008
    glad im not the only one. im having a hard time seeing my screen as im typing this :bawl:
  8. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    Yeah, that was awesome. Great performance of a great piece of music.
  9. While I think the term "flash mob" has lost its original meaning, it'd be great if more orchestras did this sort of thing from time to time.

    If they did, it would be a great reminder to people that the arts are a much needed part of our lives and thus in turn support them by buying tickets and seeking out performances with less prodding required.

    I wonder whose daughter the little girl is, the bass player's or the conductor's, or?

    Thanks for posting OP.
  10. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    Outstanding! Very touching, too.

    Kind of reminds me of this Pixar short, which is good for a smile:

  11. jazzbill


    Jun 4, 2010
    Richardson, TX
    Some are. See the USAF band at the Smithsonian :
  12. othefool


    Feb 25, 2004
    Chico, CA
    Powerful works of art bring tears to my eyes.

    I am a man.

    There, I said it.

    The expressions of joy by the children in the audience were as real as life gets.

    My 2c
  13. skychief

    skychief Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Wish I were there.

    That kinda stuff never happens 'round here. *sigh*
  14. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Yes they were!

    Thanks for posting--I love these things.
  15. Jsn

    Jsn upright citizen

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I'd like it more if it weren't an ad for a bank.

    You know, the bank whose logo keeps showing up in the frame. The fourth-largest bank in Spain, which also happens to own Lloyds Banks International. The one that financed the manufacture of cluster bombs and is trying hard to repair its reputation.

    None of which detracts from the beauty of the music, of course. But it does demonstrate that in the era of the "viral" video, we sometimes have to dig a little deeper to discern exactly what we're being sold.
  16. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Torrance, CA
    Just BURST my bubble while you're at it! But, okay, thanks, for the education. Sigh. Wouldn't it be nice if folks just did this because they love to make music?
  17. Yeah the first time I heard this I though the same as JSN. No mics? They got cathedral reverb on the vocals outdoors? ... hmm. Ok tell me whose marketing department came up with this viral ad ploy.... yep a bank.

    It would have been more effective for me if they set up a couple of good condensors and recorded a live performance.
  18. othefool


    Feb 25, 2004
    Chico, CA
    I did see some comments re: it being funded by a bank, perhaps even for a commercial? And this makes sense, if you consider the production value of the video. It is not a spontaneous moment captured by an iPhone, after all.

    But the bank gave money to a producer, who is an artist, to create this moment. And hired all the artists to make the scene. It seems as if the audience in genuine, although the girl on the light post is a little over the top :)

    But isn't this a continuation of the tradition if musicians and artists having benefactors? This has long been the case, and kings and emperors have a history of being at lest as unpleasant as contemporary banks are.

    Despite this connection, artists have always found ways to rise above, and even subvert, their charges.

    And, at least it didn't end with everyone in the orchestra taking a swig of Dr Pepper.
  19. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013