I’m still working through a fascinating Washington Post article from this past Sunday. Back in January, the Post tried a test…they took a world-renowned violinist, had him enter the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station posing as a street performer, toss some coins into his (Stradivarius) case, and play some of the world’s finest music for about 45 minutes. And secretly videotaped the passers-by. Who mostly ignored him. A really well-thought out piece of journalism, discussing beauty and it’s context, perception, and expectation.
thanks to Susan Crawford for the link!