11 April 2007

TO THE MUSICIANS at IES San Antonio

AN EXPERIMENT:
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF ONE OF THE BEST VIOLINISTS IN THE WORLD DECIDES TO PLAY HIS VIOLIN IN THE UNDERGROUND STATION (como un anónimo músico callejero)?

Will anybody stop to listen to him?, Will he get a lot of money?, Will everybody ignore him? What's your opinion?
The Washington Post, an important American newspaper, proposed this experiment to Joshua Bell and.... This is what happened, watch:

7 comments:

Carolina Ramos said...

Oooohh!!! What pretty!! The Joshua Bell's music is wonderful!, I didn't know him! But now, I think that he is fantastic, I'm absolutely impressed by him!
The experiment shows that music has less importance in the world than it would have.
In my opinion this situation is really sad, because classical music is unknown by most of people.
The pop, rock, metal or techno music, are very funny and rhythmic, but the classical music is very calm, soft and beautiful for our ears.
Finally, the solution that I propose is to celebrate more free concerts or TV programmes about this type of music.

Benjamin said...

What do you think about make an experiment in our IES?
Pay attention:
We could play classic music using sound system of our school.
The idea is make this five minutes before classes start. We could try with different kind of music from several nationalities in San Antonio.
Do you think this could improve the puntuality?
Please, answer this suggestion in my blog.

Chari said...

Caro, your English is getting better and better, I'm really happy you can express your opinion so fluently. I agree with you. We're always rushing and we don't seem to have time to enjoy a real masterpiece! Good suggestion, the one you propose.

Carolina Ramos said...

Oh! The Benjamín's suggestion is fantastic!, In my opinion it's a very good idea, because it's a form by which we could listen to music, we could be more calm and we would be more lively in the classes.
To try it would be wonderful.
Too, I think that it is a form to have more musical culture.
I'm very happy because I see that our school every day is more modern, with the last technologies!

Chari said...

Caro, why don't you copy and paste your comment in Benjamín's blog?, I'm sure he'll like it. His blog is: http://diariodeunprofesornovato.blogspot.com/

rosario said...

I also think this would be a great idea. Perhaps every goup could choose a different piece of classical music every week(probably with the help of the music teacher),so that students would get accustomed to listen to classical music and would get to know it

Luis Clemente said...

In my opinion the music is the ticket that has been used during the whole history for "help" of music form, to all the public acts and privedos.

Unfortunately, today we are not in this situation. There is mistake of musical culture of understand of musical education, there is few of musical acts and especially few action in the streets, exempting(exceptuando, I don't know how can say it) ,the street musicians ( músicos de calle o callejeros) and to the musical bands when, they go in procession.

This situation must change fomenting the musical education in the colleges, where the first musical roots are begun.

FOR: Benjamin: This one is a good idea to help to the education of the music.

Though it(he,she) exists difficulties to listen to her well due to the low volume and the class of music (I want of cir that it should put classic music indeed)