Wednesday 19 March 2014

Oil Drum Cello

I don't know about you, but I find this little film about a youth orchestra who play on home-made instruments, recycled from rubbish, intensely moving. A powerful demonstration of the transforming power of music - and a reminder of how immensely privileged we are who have music on tap and the money to buy  instruments... Incidentally, this orchestra has just been booked to support Metallica!


  1. Tears in my eyes... How wonderful.

  2. I remained dry-eyed, and have just used the word 'wow' in my own post on the other channel but....yes, a cocktail of emotions are stimulated by this short vid, the two most arresting being - the transcendentally rewarding experience of making music and, by way of a corrective, the egression of that experience from a backdrop of poverty. In short, humbling.