International Strange Music Day

Really there is such a day and should you need to know it’s today. So all of you lovely people gather up your instruments, it’s time to make strange music.

Here’s the official info from daysoftheyear.com

International Strange Music Day was created by Patrick Grant, a New York City musician. The premise is simple: to get people to play and listen to types of music they have never experienced before. The ‘strange’ part can mean either unfamiliar or bizarre – the choice is entirely yours. Patrick believes broadening people’s musical spectrums can also change the way we look at other aspects of life – his mantra is ‘listening without prejudice’. This growing movement has concerts, a record label and strong support from summer schools, where it is appreciated as a great way to stimulate young minds. Have you ever wanted to combine a tight Wonder Woman costume, a frozen turkey drumstick and an inflatable wildebeest into a percussion concert? International Strange Music Day gives you the perfect excuse. What you do with these items once the music stops, of course, is your business…

 

Strangely enough I would expect this to be celebrated in Glastonbury but here it’s been one of the few days where I haven’t heard any buskers or even just anyone attempting to be musical.

Strange indeed…

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