Have you got your camera ready?


If any further proof is needed that classical music has finally and completely lost its marbles it is this lavish resource on the official Elbphilharmonie concert hall website identifying the '11 best selfie spots in and around the Elbphilharmonie'. These best selfie spots include inside the auditorium - see below. The Elbphilharmonie asks 'Have you got your camera ready?' On An Overgrown Path asks what happened to the art of listening?


New Overgrown Path posts are available via RSS/email by entering your email address in the right-hand sidebar. Any copyrighted material is included for critical analysis, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).

Comments

JMW said…
Seriously? Words fail.
Pliable said…
Yes John; very seriously, and words fail me too very seriously.

Is this really what classical music needs to do to reach its coveted new audience? If so it's definitely time for me to move on.
Pliable said…
After viewing the results of this search I have decided it is almost certainly time to move on - https://twitter.com/search?q=elbphilharmonie%20selfie&src=typd
JMW said…
I followed the link and again, words fail. I suppose it was only a matter of time before a dog selfies at the Elb would appear. Drink and snack photos cannot be far behind. What was on the program, I wonder...

Ostensibly one attends to hear great music brought to life by great musicians, a trip to the concert hall is now being marketed as another opportunity for the fungus of extreme self-obsession that grows from the poisonous spores emitted by social media.

Recent popular posts

Where has all the musical adventurousness gone?

Why is the classical music industry anti-vax?

Virtue signalling does not sell concert tickets

Music from Osho's free-love playlist

Classical music must woke up and smell the coffee

Mystery of politically incorrect London Philharmonic violinist

As a Wagner conductor he has no equal

What the composer found in his orgone box

How classical music slipped a disc

Scott Ross and the paradox of genius