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   monster  Wednesday Jun 24 12:07 AM

June 24th, 2020: Ashes to Ashes.... Violas to Violas?

I'll just leaf this here

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The Barcelona Opera re-opened this week, presenting a performance by a string quartet. They played to a full (green)house.

It was also livestreamed for humans and the plants will be donated to healthcare workers.

full NPR story here

sexobon  Wednesday Jun 24 12:50 AM

They appear to be well behaved, staying in their seats and not hanging from the balconies.

monster  Wednesday Jun 24 01:22 AM

They were rooted to their seats

Griff  Wednesday Jun 24 07:17 AM

Possibly for acoustics?

Gravdigr  Wednesday Jun 24 04:29 PM

Down in front!

monster  Wednesday Jun 24 06:06 PM

Originally Posted by Griff View Post
Possibly for acoustics?
I'm sure that must have been a factor, as well as somehow it seems like it would feel less lonely playing to an audience of plants than to empty seats. The coverage seems to suggest it was more of an artistic statement/living piece, though

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jun 24 09:15 PM

They all stayed put in their seats because they were a de-vine audience.

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