I know that, technically, orchestras need conductors, but I don’t really get why.ADDED: As long as we're reading New Yorker humor pieces, here's "The Life-Changing Magic of Decluttering in a Post-Apocalyptic World."
Like, if all the musicians are really good at playing their instruments, and they all have the music in front of them, couldn’t they just play it?
Sure, someone needs to tell them when to start and stop, but other than that . . .
They’re not even looking at him!
I bet it annoys them when he’s all, “Play soft, play soft, look at my stick getting very low. Now play loud look at my stick way up here!”
If I were in the orchestra, I’d probably roll my eyes when he did that. Just enough so the audience could be, like, “That guy gets it.”....
January 12, 2017
"Don’t clap too soon, wait till they’re done, don’t clap too soon, wait till they’re done, don’t clap.... "