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Car doors, violin bows, burning tyres and a mangled
euphonium fly over the crowd in the DDSO's premier
of the year at the Rimsky-Carsakov Speedway.
"Start your engines... START. YOUR. BATON!" The music and
the demolition begins, the orchestral players each in their
own car with chauffeur,
their instruments amplified just
enough to be heard over the roaring engines. All repertoire
considered, including opera - one of the finest sights at a
DDSO concert is a hysteric, unamplified opera singer.
One player's car goes kaput - they must cease playing. And
another, and another... until all that's left is a single viola
a 3-wheeled hatchback, hobbling along all the way to the
of Mahler 3. Whose idea was that one, guys?!?!!
The DDSO also perform the other way. Here the players
themselves and no-one plays at the start. Only when their
is kaput do they pick up their instrument and begin to play
their part. A projection on the player's helmet visor
adapted for wind players) shows the conductor and bar
number, letting them know where to join in when their car
Finally, when the last car has died, the sound of a full
orchestra playing Nessun Dorma or the Blue Danube Waltz
emerges from the smoking aftermath.
||1812 Overture would be a natural, as would Ride of the
||Do we get extra points for taking out the opera singer first?
||For some reason this reminds me on noise canceling headphones, that momentarily permit external momentary sounds to give the impression of something you want to hear like pachebels canon.
V(room) vr(o)om (v)room...
||//Nessun Dorma// Nissan, shirley?
||haha, good one [MaxwellBuchanan]. and don't call me
||// don't call me surely! //
||Sp. "Don't call me shirley !"
// for taking out the opera singer first? //
||"The opera ain't over 'till the fat lady gets hit by friendly fire ... "
||[+] A Fhloston Paradise. Close to one of my favourite cinematic imaginings.