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2017-12-02

ISU Percussion Ensemble

Four minutes and three seconds of practice by members of the Iowa State University Percussion Wind Ensemble recorded BEFORE the actual concert on 26 October, 2016 in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

I love the randomness of each musician going through their lines as they do a last-minute practice session in public. No composer can write this, and I find it gorgeous, especially toward the end when all musicians fall silent to get to the tuning section.

The randomness of beauty; it warms the cockles of my heart!

The video is a slowmo recording of students walking across an intersection near Morrill Hall, without colliding, illustrating a similar level of organized chaos as the one heard in the audio.