the joshua bell experiment

also known as the video that goes with the below chat. only one person recognizes him. he made $32.17….

playing on a $3.5M Strad…

playing Bach’s “Chaconne”, Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, Ponce’s “Estrellia”, a work by Massenet, one of Bach’s gavottes, and a repeat of the “Chaconne”.

watch this and read the previous two posts (and the full story at the Washington Post)…and reach your own conclusions about our culture. whichever side you end up on (our society is unable to recognize true beauty / it was rush hour, people had deadlines and places to be) it is a fascinating issue that is worth thinking about.