TL:DNR Summary -- inaugural meeting of the BRC Philharmonic, 1:00 PM on Tuesday of Burning Man, at the Golden Cafe in the French Quarter.
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For a couple of years I have had a crazy idea that Black Rock City needs a symphony orchestra. Beethoven on the playa? It's a natural fit.
To this end, I'm reaching out to musicians, visionaries, skeptics, organizers, allies, etc. -- anyone who would like to hear classical symphonies on the playa, and/or help with the logistical challenges of assembling an orchestra out of the dust.
If this is you, come to the on-playa meeting of the BRC Philharmonic, at 1:00 PM on Tuesday of Burning Man, at the Golden Cafe in the French Quarter. This is the inaugural meeting of this multi-year project.
There is plenty of musical talent on the playa each year -- the trick will be to get musicians together, with instruments, with a bit of rehearsal beforehand. So, I think a Black Rock City Orchestra boils down to:
- a network of musicians who are also Burners
- a collection of toughened, playa-ready instruments to be loaned to musicians
- regional section leads to organize off-playa rehearsals, and
- a road map to lead us to a performance, three or four years from now.
These are some of the things we'll talk about at the meeting.
I am looking forward to seeing if this will work! I realize that a symphony orchestra on the playa sounds like a crazy idea. But, then I remember that the dude who wrote this -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqQDDWtKPNc -- was deaf.... and anything is possible.
See you on the playa!
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