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#2011141 - 01/08/13 11:40 AM A brilliant percussion 'instrument'
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http://www.videoman.gr/38710

Even if the title is in Greek I think you'll get it! laugh I found it quite funny and thought of sharing! wink
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#2011164 - 01/08/13 12:24 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Nikolas]
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LMAO!

Judging by how red he was before it started, I'm guessing that wasn't the first take.
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#2011174 - 01/08/13 12:43 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Nikolas]
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I wonder how many practice time they got on the performance instrument
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#2011194 - 01/08/13 01:18 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Nikolas]
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More gross than amusing, to me.
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#2011202 - 01/08/13 01:49 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: BruceD]
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Originally Posted By: BruceD
More gross than amusing, to me.


You mean "gros", n'est-ce pas?

I like it! But those ain't Greeks, more likely All-Blacks! "Maori style".

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#2011224 - 01/08/13 02:37 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Nikolas]
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Fantastic! There's music everywhere. We just have to find it.
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#2011256 - 01/08/13 03:40 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Ralph]
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Fantastic! There's music everywhere. We just have to find it.


... although there are some places I'd rather not go looking, thank you!
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#2011272 - 01/08/13 03:57 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: landorrano]
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Originally Posted By: landorrano
Originally Posted By: BruceD
More gross than amusing, to me.


You mean "gros", n'est-ce pas?

I like it! But those ain't Greeks, more likely All-Blacks! "Maori style".



Lol, nice.. I guess my year of french payed off after all.

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#2011285 - 01/08/13 04:22 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: BruceD]
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Originally Posted By: Ralph
Fantastic! There's music everywhere. We just have to find it.


... although there are some places I'd rather not go looking, thank you!


Aaaaaahhhh, but sometimes it finds you. We merely need to listen.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j27UIdYJZ0o
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#2011400 - 01/08/13 07:16 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Nikolas]
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Have a look at Anna Meredith's HandsFree, composed for the young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and performed at the BBC Proms last year on 4th August. Over 100 kids in a virtuosic display of choreographed body percussion at the Royal Albert Hall, London: http://youtu.be/_BcdnUZlv1M.

Just brilliant!

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#2011596 - 01/09/13 08:06 AM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Nikolas]
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Just found the full-length version of that performance of Meredith's HandsFree, complete with a humming interlude that sounds oddly reminiscent of Ligeti's Lux aeterna (used in the film 2001 - A Space Odyssey): http://youtu.be/Xo97ztKpplw

Enjoy! grin

P.S. Not sure the link works... But you can still access it by clicking on the original link in my previous post, then scrolling down on the right side to where this video is. (A less formal pre-Proms performance: http://youtu.be/vyXkFqEmNlo )

While you're there, also have a look at the NYO's hilarious performance of Edgard Varèse's Tuning Up wink http://youtu.be/z0z19ZVBybM

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#2012760 - 01/11/13 12:27 PM Re: A brilliant percussion 'instrument' [Re: Nikolas]
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The rhythm played is so macarena-like.

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