April 10th, 2007


День бульдозеристки (Gibson Stradicaster)

Джошуа Белл НЕ РАД и НЕ ДОВОЛЕН:

Признанный лучшим из ныне живущих в США скрипачей 39-летний Джошуа Белл (Joshua Bell) смог заработать, играя в подземном переходе метро в Вашингтоне, только 32 доллара и 17 центов.

Он вышел из метро на станции L'Enfant Plaza и встал у стены, сразу за мусорным баком.

...станционная чистильщица обуви на станции сочла, что его исполнение было слишком громким.

Здесь подсчитали баблёров и есть видеозапись сейшена.

Bell always performs on the same instrument, and he ruled out using another for this gig. Called the Gibson ex Huberman, it was handcrafted in 1713 by Antonio Stradivari...

On Friday, January 12, the people waiting in the lottery line looking for a long shot would get a lucky break—a free, close-up ticket to a concert by one of the world's most famous musicians—but only if they were of a mind to take note.

"At a music hall, I'll get upset if someone coughs or if someone's cellphone goes off. But here, my expectations quickly diminished. I started to appreciate any acknowledgment, even a slight glance up. I was oddly grateful when someone threw in a dollar instead of change." This is from a man whose talents can command $1,000 a minute.

I have no sense that I need to be accepted. I'm already accepted.

Watching the video weeks later, Bell finds himself mystified by one thing only. He understands why he's not drawing a crowd, in the rush of a morning workday. But: "I'm surprised at the number of people who don't pay attention at all, as if I'm invisible. Because, you know what? I'm makin' a lot of noise!"

She hates to say anything positive about these damned musicians, but: "He was pretty good, that guy. It was the first time I didn't call the police."

Enter the Bulldoozer woman:

When it was over, Furukawa introduced herself to Bell, and tossed in a twenty.

"Actually," Bell said with a laugh, "that's not so bad, considering. That's 40 bucks an hour. I could make an okay living doing this, and I wouldn't have to pay an agent."

Теоретики этого дела всегда говорили, что отличной музыкальной подготовки и дорогого инвентаря недостаточно, чтобы быть хорошим сейшенёром.

mšf _tsukasa
  • Current Music
    Andrew Manze
  • Tags