Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
It’s Heathrow Airport and it ain’t new. But it’s joyous and we have to share it.
Speechless, I’d love to do this for someone!
See? Live music DOES make a difference!
Flash mobs are great when they are not commercials for big companies. They are so much better when done for charities, non-profits and atrs & music groups. The Hallelujah Chorus from the shopping mall food court is still one of the best.
I tend to agree with you, but the pleasure I felt watching this video is far greater than my reaction at seeing the logo at the end. For the people who experienced this flash mob, it does not make any difference whether the event is sponsored or not.
As far as advertising goes, I prefer this by far to TV commercials. And whether we like it or not, art groups most often need some form of patronage/sponsoring to be able to organize these events.
This flash mob was of very high quality and brought pleasure to a large number of people. Nothing wrong here, I think.
Geoff – why should the type of organisation being promoted make any difference to the quality of the flash-mob?
Don’t forget the one at Sarasota-Bradenton Airport by the Sarasota Orchestra!! Over 50,000 hits, and worth everyone of them.
Lovely to see Tobias, Clare, and Sara from the Swingles!
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