Thanks Mister Webb for sharing this with me this morning!

Sounds like many a youth ensemble I’ve been in/facilitated, however adults are playing:

“The Portsmouth Sinfonia was an orchestra founded by a group of students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England, in 1970. The Sinfonia had an unusual entrance requirement, in that players had to either be non-musicians, or if a musician, play an instrument that was entirely new to them. Among the founding members was one of their teachers, English composer Gavin Bryars. The orchestra started as a one-off, tongue-in-cheek performance art ensemble but became a cultural phenomenon over the following ten years, with concerts, record albums, a film and a hit single. They last performed publicly in 1979.”
Read more Here.

Darth Vader isn’t scary anymore…

1 thought on “Doss!

  1. Ian Sergeant says:

    Why is Darth Vader riding a unicylce? – I remember hearing about the Portsmouth orchestra – one of those great moments of music and culture. Thanks for reminding me Bobbie

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