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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000371.txt from 2003/06

From: "James Hobby" <>
Subj: [kl] Duct tape
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 23:31:23 -0400

(This is not clarinet, but it is musical, and is a bit ... strange.)

I was watching the ARTS network on satellite at about 5 minutes befoe 10P
(CT), waiting for the evening news & weather, and they played the fourth
movement of Beethoven's 5th. (Mehta, combined Berlin Phil & Isreal Phil, in
a concert at Tel Aviv.)

Of course, the cameras cut from section to section. They cut to the
trombone section, and my reaction was, "what was that???" Luckily, they got
a second shot. and it seems very clear that one of the 3rd (I think) bones
had duct tape wrapped around his bell. A couple of inches of brass showing,
then several inches of duct tape, and then back to the regular brass.

Anyone ever seen this or know why someone would do this? A leak, perhaps?
Maybe it makes it the tone darker. <d,r,g> Duct tape is supposed to be good
for everything, but this looked strange! (They run the same tape every 8
hours for several days, so they should show that clip tomorrow at 4AM (CT)
and 10AM (CT) if anyone else has access to the network.)

Just a curiosity ...

Jim Hobby

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