Think Outside the Beatbox

15 Nov

Sooooooooooo, remember that time I said I would post every day and then went 4 days without posting? Yeah, sorry about that. And to all both of you reading this that were SO heartbroken when I disappeared for the better part of a week, I apologize profusely. I’m back. For now. No promises made.

Last week, there was a group of saxophonists from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland here in Austin. They are doing an exchange with UT, and the Bel Cuore Quartet is going to Finland in March. (I have been concocting a plan to weasel my way into going. Become really, really famous and get invited as a solo artist? Become a contortionist so I can fit in a suitcase? Give one of the members of the BCQ an awfully contagious disease? Stay tuned.) The Finlandians (yeah, that’s right) played an incredible concert and they were so much fun to hang out with. I love Europeans.

The alto player in the group showed us videos of his brother – Felix Zenger – who is a really well-known beatboxer in Finland. You absolutely have to check this out – it’s fantastic. (It’s also a really well-done video, which is appreciated.)

Will I post tomorrow? No one knows.

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