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(Irish Independent)   Leading scientist thrown out of classical music concert by audience after trying to crowd-surf during "Hallelujah Chorus" for the first time since the 18th Century   (independent.ie) divider line 60
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2014-06-21 07:58:13 PM  
Dude needs to get a Handel on himself.
 
2014-06-21 08:00:35 PM  
He'll be Bach
 
2014-06-21 08:06:52 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: He'll be Bach


Hopefully he won't try to roll over Beethoven.
 
2014-06-21 08:10:11 PM  
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2014-06-21 08:10:45 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Dude needs to get a Handel on himself.


Nice.
 
2014-06-21 08:11:44 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: He'll be Bach

Hopefully he won't try to roll over Beethoven.


He wouldn't have the Brahms
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-06-21 08:14:36 PM  
When it comes to classical, my favorite movement is #2.
 
2014-06-21 08:57:21 PM  
No concerts for him. I'm putting him on the Liszt.
 
2014-06-21 09:28:33 PM  
Apparently he thought he was in a Cage match, which isn't tolerated in Britten.  He's lucky he didn't Baroque anything while he was Messiaen around, or else he'd have to go into Haydn.
 
2014-06-21 09:35:36 PM  
This reminds me of a story that my junior high band teacher told me. She was in the audience at our local high school when the orchestra and choirs performed the Hallelujah Chorus for a Christmas concert. This is in rural, nowhere Arizona in the 80s, and we had lots of workers from Oklahoma and Arkansas living here who were helping construct the power plants.

So the Hallelujah Chorus starts and everybody stands up, and my band director is sitting next to two Ma Joad-types. They ask her why everybody is standing, and she says, "Well, it's tradition to stand during the Hallelujah Chorus," and one of them replies, "Well, we ain't from here."
 
2014-06-21 10:15:26 PM  
It's a shame really.  He never got the chance to take his Bic, flick it and shout "Freebird"!
 
2014-06-21 11:14:43 PM  

Prey4reign: It's a shame really.  He never got the chance to take his Bic, flick it and shout "Freebird

Firebird"!

FTFY
 
2014-06-21 11:28:14 PM  

Forty-Two: Prey4reign: It's a shame really.  He never got the chance to take his Bic, flick it and shout "FreebirdFirebird"!

FTFY


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2014-06-21 11:42:36 PM  
Richard Feynman is alive!
 
2014-06-21 11:45:03 PM  
Moshing is still okay though, right?
 
2014-06-21 11:45:57 PM  
I want to be that scientist
 
2014-06-21 11:47:51 PM  
Funny, doing this is on my bucket Liszt.
 
2014-06-21 11:52:50 PM  
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2014-06-21 11:53:30 PM  
I was on the good doctor's side until I read his comments, which made him sound like a tool.  I guess I'll never know if he really is, or if the reporter just made him look that way.

/reporters can do that
 
2014-06-22 12:04:15 AM  
Ireland.

It's the place where the limit will always be found and crossed on any "no limit" situation.

Ireland is a good place.
 
2014-06-22 12:24:08 AM  
It's perfectly ok to disbelieve, just don't be a dick about it.
 
2014-06-22 12:25:22 AM  
The real question is why would anybody leave Stanford to be a visiting professor in Bristol of all the shiatholes in the academic universe. Uppsala, École Polytechnique or the Sorbonne sure, Oxbridge maybe but Bristol?
 
2014-06-22 12:27:14 AM  
ftfa:   Dr Glowacki defended his actions and accused both Morris and his fellow audience members of hypocrisy in only approving of the right sort of "free" behaviour.

"Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis," the expert in non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics, who is a visiting scientist at Stanford University, said.

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2014-06-22 12:30:03 AM  
That's glowacky.
 
2014-06-22 12:38:05 AM  
Reminds me of the time that I tried to start a slow clap at a funeral.
 
2014-06-22 12:39:47 AM  

433: When it comes to classical, my favorite movement is #2.


quite frankly that movement is shait
 
2014-06-22 12:48:39 AM  
OscarTamerz:

The real question is why would anybody leave Stanford to be a visiting professor in Bristol of all the shiatholes in the academic universe. Uppsala, École Polytechnique or the Sorbonne sure, Oxbridge maybe but Bristol?


Money.

And anywhere in Western Europe is atleast slightly more interesting than Palo Alto (unless you are a startup venture guy).
 
2014-06-22 12:50:11 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: This reminds me of a story that my junior high band teacher told me. She was in the audience at our local high school when the orchestra and choirs performed the Hallelujah Chorus for a Christmas concert. This is in rural, nowhere Arizona in the 80s, and we had lots of workers from Oklahoma and Arkansas living here who were helping construct the power plants.

So the Hallelujah Chorus starts and everybody stands up, and my band director is sitting next to two Ma Joad-types. They ask her why everybody is standing, and she says, "Well, it's tradition to stand during the Hallelujah Chorus," and one of them replies, "Well, we ain't from here."


csb
 
2014-06-22 12:55:35 AM  
I bet Feynman would have crowd surfed.
 
2014-06-22 12:57:45 AM  
Is it time to call for justice, Soprano-style?
 
2014-06-22 01:03:20 AM  
I always wear Black Tie to Philadelphia Orchestra performances. I think it shows proper respect to the Musicians. It annoys me that people show up in casual clothes.

/And I refrain from crowd surfing, since a fall from the Tier 1 balcony level would most likely be fatal.
 
2014-06-22 01:04:09 AM  
Self-regulated? How well did that work out for The Who in '79?
 
2014-06-22 01:10:27 AM  

Sliding Carp:


Yep. Just came to say I was reading Discworld just before spotting this article, and for a second, I wasn't sure whether or not I was still in the book.
 
2014-06-22 01:17:43 AM  
Anyone familiar with jasper fforde's "Thursday Next" books?

There was a bit in there with a stage production of "Richard III" done like 'Rocky Horror', with 'audience participation'.

Audience: 'When is the winter of our discontent?'

Actor: 'NOW is the winter of our discontent!'

/and, of course, half the audience was up on stage to help flesh out The Battle of Bosworth Field...
 
2014-06-22 01:19:12 AM  

mrlewish: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x317]


Her name is Petunia, isn't it?
 
2014-06-22 01:46:55 AM  
Was it Hawking?
 
2014-06-22 01:47:55 AM  

mark12A: I always wear Black Tie to Philadelphia Orchestra performances. I think it shows proper respect to the Musicians. It annoys me that people show up in casual clothes.

/And I refrain from crowd surfing, since a fall from the Tier 1 balcony level would most likely be fatal.


Ages ago when this classical music was new, people were about as casual about the concerts as most people are casual about concerts today. You'd have people listening to Chopin playing some mad beats and people shouting "ADAGIO NUMBER FOUR ADAGIO NUMBER FOUR" as all the sweet honeys were worked up into a fervor.

Now you have people being all stuffy and thinking you have to be all proper at concerts. It's lame yo.
 
2014-06-22 01:57:02 AM  
You'd think the conductor would've been grateful for anyone to get that enthusiastic about Handel. I mean, I can't imagine crowd surfing anything but Bach.
 
2014-06-22 02:26:06 AM  

OscarTamerz: The real question is why would anybody leave Stanford to be a visiting professor in Bristol of all the shiatholes in the academic universe. Uppsala, École Polytechnique or the Sorbonne sure, Oxbridge maybe but Bristol?


Cause it doesn't always matter so much the overall reputation of the school so much as your actual colleage you are working with?
 
2014-06-22 02:35:50 AM  

lindalouwho: Was it Hawking?


i lol'ed.
 
2014-06-22 02:46:42 AM  

LincolnLogolas: You'd think the conductor would've been grateful for anyone to get that enthusiastic about Handel. I mean, I can't imagine crowd surfing anything but Bach.


There is something ephemeral about crowdsurfing during the "In Paradisum" part of the Requiem mass. I personally recommend Gabriel Faure's composition. Especially in a packed church.

During my father's funeral.
 
2014-06-22 02:47:38 AM  
God damn it. Why did Neil deGrasse Tyson have to go and do that? You get one hit TV show, and suddenly...this.
 
2014-06-22 02:53:08 AM  
I was in my church's choir for about 20 years, and I loved to sing that song, the bass part.

Course, I can't imagine anyone trying that at my church.. the average age is way too high for such an attempt.
 
2014-06-22 04:26:19 AM  

Deacon Blue: I was on the good doctor's side until I read his comments, which made him sound like a tool.  I guess I'll never know if he really is, or if the reporter just made him look that way.

/reporters can do that


THIS. The conductor's comments are a light-hearted "Hey, a scientist is supposed to test the limits. We're not imposing rules again." Then we get the comments from the crowd-surfer that amounts to: "Everyone was wrong and horrid except for me." Did the reporter set up this contrast? Or is the scientist really a jackass who likes to put down people with the term "bourgeoisie"? A little from column A and a little from column B?
 
2014-06-22 05:48:59 AM  
Classical vigilantes. Never occurred to me that those two words would ever be seen next to each other.
 
2014-06-22 05:59:49 AM  

proteus_b: OscarTamerz: The real question is why would anybody leave Stanford to be a visiting professor in Bristol of all the shiatholes in the academic universe. Uppsala, École Polytechnique or the Sorbonne sure, Oxbridge maybe but Bristol?

Cause it doesn't always matter so much the overall reputation of the school so much as your actual colleage you are working with?


The real question is who would consider Bristol to be a shiathole. Probably somebody talking out of his arse.

/P.S. "the Sorbonne", i.e. Paris IV doesn't even have a science department, so they might not have many openings for experts in non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics
 
2014-06-22 06:36:29 AM  

LincolnLogolas: You'd think the conductor would've been grateful for anyone to get that enthusiastic about Handel. I mean, I can't imagine crowd surfing anything but Bach.


Came here to read this.
 
2014-06-22 06:50:25 AM  

OscarTamerz: The real question is why would anybody leave Stanford to be a visiting professor in Bristol of all the shiatholes in the academic universe. Uppsala, École Polytechnique or the Sorbonne sure, Oxbridge maybe but Bristol?


Because Bristol is his home institution, and Stanford is where he's visiting?
 
2014-06-22 06:56:26 AM  

SirEattonHogg: ftfa:   Dr Glowacki defended his actions and accused both Morris and his fellow audience members of hypocrisy in only approving of the right sort of "free" behaviour.

"Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis," the expert in non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics, who is a visiting scientist at Stanford University, said.


sniffed the expert in non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics...

/ftfy
 
2014-06-22 07:06:10 AM  
I bet this guy would have loved it:
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