Chris' Linkjockey blog links to unique, fantastic sites on the web that you haven't seen before.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What if one of the world's greatest violin virtuosos played for spare change?

Pearls Before Breakfast -

In a social experiment, one of the world's greatest violinists, Joshua Bell, played his multimillion-dollar Stradivarius, incognito, outside a busy subway stop in Washington DC during the morning rush. Would people notice his virtuosic performances? Would they crowd around and cause a scene? Would he make any money as a busker?

The Washington Post had the original idea for this experiment. This fascinating article features some hidden-video footage and answers some questions, but poses even more about why people reacted to the Josh Bell's performance the way that they did.

No comments: