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    Interesting Dept: Beds in the Concert Hall: Good Idea?

    In Gizmodo:
    A mattress company in Tel Aviv decided to fill up a concert hall with 144 beds complete with pillows and blankets, giving music lovers the most comfortable way possible to listen to a classical music concert.

    But this could backfire. We were just at classical music concert not long ago where the audience was sitting in traditional straight-back seats, and this one guy was snoring so loudly they just about had to stop the show. And that was a really exciting concert with spectacular performances by world-class virtuosos.

    What would happen if they played Mahler? This bed/classical concert idea could easily erupt into a snorefest, unless all those zzz's could be written into the music as some sort of audience-participation performance-art piece.
    I thought about the idea for the listening room... on second thought, the musicians on this forum write such exciting music and we may need to populate it with trampolines instead

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    The La-Z-Boy is your best bet, Gary. An extremely versatile piece of furniture!

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    After playing endless Christmas concerts for the past few weeks, I feel like I could use a bed on stage.

    (Old musician's joke: "I dreamed I was playing Handel's Messiah, and when I woke up, I was.")
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    Re: Interesting Dept: Beds in the Concert Hall: Good Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by danpowers
    After playing endless Christmas concerts for the past few weeks, I feel like I could use a bed on stage.

    (Old musician's joke: "I dreamed I was playing Handel's Messiah, and when I woke up, I was.")
    You must be a trumpet player only 200 measures more of rests before you get to play that note, the high one at that.

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    Re: Interesting Dept: Beds in the Concert Hall: Good Idea?

    Reminds me -
    Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.---James Stephens
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    this brings a new meaning to "stage positioning" for the necessity of artificial reverb

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    I have never been able to listen to Mahler without falling asleep.

    In fact I avoid symphonies altogether. I've realized that I have much too short of an attention span.
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    Re: Interesting Dept: Beds in the Concert Hall: Good Idea?

    Stravinsky used to say "I generally fall asleep while listening to Schubert. But when I wake up, I'm in Heaven!"

    RP

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    Re: Interesting Dept: Beds in the Concert Hall: Good Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    we may need to populate it with trampolines instead
    Trampolines, now thats a great idea. I'm having a visual of that and can't seem to get it out of head.

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    sleep? who sleeps? let's keep it healthy!

    Let's get physical

    Conductor Aerobics, strings on Pilates balls, Tae Bo percussionist, horns kick boxing and the aforementioned trampolines reserved for the woodwinds!
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