Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Afterlife of a Fart

Five years ago, Loz Blain was in the habit of recording the sound of his farts to send to his brother, Shonky. One of them was so unique that he turned it into a song that went viral called the Fart Symphony. It was the biggest video on YouTube for one day, and then just petered out  ...or did it? The song found an extended afterlife in music education.
The Fart Symphony was used in music composition classes at Berkeley College of Music in the US, largest independent college of contemporary music in the world.

Loz says he's pleased to see that his fart has resonated with other musicians and students around the world.

It also became a talking point for students at Auckland's Royal Oak Intermediate who had been studying body percussion and how different parts of the body, such as one's voice, can be used to make sound.
Kids love it, and the composition adds spice to what could be a boring music class. (via Metafiter)

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