måndag 14 juni 2010

Ett experiment - läs!

Här är en text som jag fick av min man på mailen idag, han hade fått den av sin mamma! Kolla på filmen längst ned!

Washington DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. He
played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx 2
thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to
work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician
playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then
hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

the violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in
the till and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at
his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A3 year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly, as
the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed
hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time.
This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent,
without exception, forced them to move on.

45 minutes:

The musician played. Only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while.
About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace.
He collected $32.

1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one
applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best
musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever
written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before
Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This actually happened. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro
station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social
experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. The
questions raised: in a common place environment at an inappropriate
hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we
recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best
musicians in the world playing some of the finest music ever written,
with one of the most beautiful instruments .....

How many other things are we missing?

Here's a short video of the event,
take a look for yourself, one woman does reconize him.


2 kommentarer:

tusse sa...

sanslöst att den enda som stannar är den som tidigare har betalat dyrt för att lyssna.

manotanten sa...

tänkvärt... är det bara kontexten som får oss att uppfatta skönhet... kan nog många gånger vara så... hur köpta är vi då?