Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hatted Finns and a Human Orchestra

It's past midnight, and I'm looking at this....
....from the Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland. Here's the link:  Old Finnish People with Things on Their Heads.

Have you seen the Jane Campion movie Bright Star? It happened to be playing on the TV at a friend's house tonight, to my utter delight. This "human orchestra" piece (based on Mozart Serenade No. 10 in B flat major) is plucked from that movie. If you have sufficient techie skills, I recommend turning on the "human orchestra" first, then listen to it while perusing the elderly oddly hatted Finns:


  1. When I first heard The Swingle Singers doing Beethoven, back in the 60's, I was enthralled. Nowadays not quite so much, but it's still an achievement.

    1. Yeah, I'm not as much of a fan anymore either. Loved them for a long time, though! Their Christmas stuff is still worth listening to.

  2. lovely piece. going to ck out Netflix and see if they stream the movie.

  3. That was a real treatT. and I just loved the hatted Finns! Loved there expressions as if they always went around clothed like that. perhaps they do.:-)