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For some reason, I am drawn to spontaneous music.  As a kid, playing in a string quartet, we did this all the time..., but that predated everyone with a smart phone.  I may have one or two Kodachrome snap shots of that history.  Today, everyone has a movie camera in their smart phone.  The multiplier-effect to share a moving example that occurred yesterday or last year in a distant location to move people on the other side of the globe is an incredible and powerful thing of Art and Beauty. 

 

What is spontaneous music?  Anything that comes together in a public place, even if staged - it's spontaneous unexpected art for the observer/listener.

 

Share here in this "Music Games" topic what moves YOU.

 

I'll start with what popped today in my player:

 

 

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Sometimes, the venue's acoustics are incredible.  Today's is from the Berklee School of Music, and their Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, in the Prudential Center.  I love to see the reaction of the people, seeing something spontaneous, and wonderful - true art.  Worth investing the 4:22 of time, and if you can send it through your listening rig (not laptop speakers)…, much better.

 

 

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I like this guy's "can do attitude" and talent.  He's got guts to do what he does for a living, I think.  Be patient, he puts on a little set-up in the first couple minutes, then really sets things up, and cranks this one out.  The cameras mounted on his guitar assemble a great perspective.  Jamming really begins around 3:00, but honestly, I loved the entire 9 minutes.

 

 

 

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Will one of the nation's greatest violinists be noticed in a D.C. Metro stop during rush hour? Joshua Bell experimented for a story in The Washington Post:

 

The rush & self-absorption of commuters,  in this instance in the Washington, D.C. Metro.  Not too many years ago I cruised in from the out-lying regions to the heart of the Capitol. Stepping off at various stations to walk to my destination Metro buskers were not unusual in the sheltered underground station entrances or at the above ground entrances. Planning for unexpected delays by generously padding the commute time allowed for lingering to listen , a cordial chat & appreciation. In this video, the heads-down commuters rush past Joshua Bell, good enough sport to stage the experiment.

 

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What a wonderful idea to reinvigorate the concept of the "Shopping Mall."  Music, live, spontaneous music.  Amazon could not compete with this "experience-based" value proposition.  Love seeing the little children in awe (first few minutes) of the First Violinist, as he calls out the hit-and-run flash mob.

 

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On ‎04‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 12:27 PM, Charlie said:

I got to see this group live back in the day; the crowd went nuts for this somewhat odd but kickazz tune.....

 

 

I really like this this song!  It was cool back in the 70's when they made it.  I am surprised no one has done a remake on it.  I think someone could do a good remake without the yodeling.......grin

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3 hours ago, Dadvw said:

I really like this this song!  It was cool back in the 70's when they made it.  I am surprised no one has done a remake on it.  I think someone could do a good remake without the yodeling.......grin

Gary Hoey covered Hocus Pocus on his 1993 release Animal Instinct, and it's instrumental so NO YODELING!

 

 

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57 minutes ago, zumbini said:

Gary Hoey covered Hocus Pocus on his 1993 release Animal Instinct, and it's instrumental so NO YODELING!

 

 

That was a pretty good remake on that song Dom, and I like the guitar in there in place of the yodeling! I wish he would have stayed more true to the length and original notes of the song for full effect.........grin.  Thanks for the post Mr. Carverpedia and other things considered.........grin 

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