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Offline birba

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Bolero flash mob
« on: April 16, 2012, 06:44:27 PM »
I LOVE these mob things!

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 07:02:02 PM »
my fav flash mob to date! thanks for that, i already shared it w a buddy of mine. i think the success of this one and the charm of the video is how into the music everyone got,  i try to think of how an 'american' public would have responded, sadly my gut tells me probably not nearly as happy, perhaps indifferent or annoyed...

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 08:31:21 PM »
how an 'american' public would have responded, sadly my gut tells me probably not nearly as happy, perhaps indifferent or annoyed...

I loved it!  Thanks and it's the first time I've heard of the term "flash mob."  I thought a mob was going to go nuts when I saw the title. 

Enrique, why do you think Americans would be indifferent or annoyed with such spontaneous performances?  I've seen a lot of different performances in public areas in Las Vegas and San Francisco and people enjoy it.  They're not orchestral like this one.  Sometimes they're lone performers or a small group and people enjoy it.  Remember when Michael Jackson died and people got together and moonwalked and danced to his music?  It was so cool!  I thought some of it happened in the States. 

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 09:05:59 PM »
They managed to carry in Timpani and a concert harp!  At the end is that a conductors podium?  In the beginning the conductor wasn't standing on a podium. 

 8)

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 10:02:23 PM »
... why do you think Americans would be indifferent or annoyed with such spontaneous performances?  I've seen a lot of different performances in public areas in Las Vegas and San Francisco and people enjoy it.  They're not orchestral like this one.  Sometimes they're lone performers or a small group and people enjoy it.  Remember when Michael Jackson died and people got together and moonwalked and danced to his music?  It was so cool!  I thought some of it happened in the States.  
well it might be different depending on where in the country it happened but generally americans are notorious for being obsessed with work (i.e there's a citable source out there somewhere showing how little vacation and how much more work hours they put in vs others in the world, couple this with the surveys and studies showing that the scandanavian countries are consistently listed as the 'happiest' in the world , generally of course, and i am just constantly seeing this general increase all over the place in a sense of narcissistic entitlement including one of time ).

i can just see the high probability of the event unfolding in my eyes where no doubt the musicians would be cited for some stupid city ordinance violation and people upset over the crowd slowing them down, or just not caring enough because they'd miss the train, etc etc. i just see the people in the coppenhagen station smiling and enjoying the spontaneity of it all, vs the frowns i would no doubt see on folks peturbed at the distraction and deviation from their 'plan' for themselves at that moment (again there's no doubt sane people who would enjoy it and roll with it but i just see the 'culture' over here as generally less tolerant of such classy fun).

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 10:34:26 PM »
That was great!!

Now do one with Mahler's 8th  ;D
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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 10:40:24 PM »
I see your point, Enrique.  People in Las Vegas would more than likely enjoy a spectacle like this than people in many other cities as it's such an entertainment city and if they're on the Strip, they're there to have fun. Though San Franciscans on Fisherman's Wharf would probably enjoy something like this, too, as it's a very cultural city and there are lots of tourists there as well.  I guess it would depend on where this happened but I would hope Americans would have a blast with it.  I still like to think the best of my countrymen.   :)

Austin:  Perhaps you can find one for Mahler's 8th and post it here.

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 10:50:30 PM »
Mahler's 8th is called "Symphony of a thousand" for a reason, I highly doubt there is a flashmob of this one  ;D
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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 11:39:55 PM »
I found this ...





Can someone tell me the name of the piece? 

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 02:13:51 AM »
I found this ...



Great idea.  The choir is quite camoflouged into the crowd.  

Translation here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Fortuna


One of the middle movements of Carmina Burana is of a goose being roasted.  Would have been
fitting for what looks to be a food court in the background.
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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 02:28:10 AM »
One of the middle movements of Carmina Burana is of a goose being roasted.  Would have been
fitting for what looks to be a food court in the background.

 :(  Do you know the name of the piece the orchestra is playing in the 5th Avenue flash mob post above?

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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 03:03:54 AM »
you changed links  :D

Beethoven Symphony 3, 3rd movement, Scherzo.
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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 03:43:41 AM »
How did they manage to get the harp, podium, and the timpani there?

Now I would wanna see Scriabins poem of fire!!!
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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 03:45:02 AM »
you changed links  :D

 :-[  a little bird told me to do that ....and thanks for naming the piece.


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Re: Bolero flash mob
«Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 12:54:09 AM »
First time I heard of this word too!  But they're pretty cool!!