Will playing the violin while skydiving nude become a new trend?
I sure hope not!
As long as women do it too I'm ok with this.
I would only do it with a very cheap instrument.
Been there, done that. Got so cold I actually had a decent vibrato. :)
Do you use shoulder rests?
I don't need that kind of stunt: I'm already a violist..
He sure plays in high positions
I'd just leave that one for the professionals.
What's the best rosin for that altitude?
"He described falling from 15,000 feet as very exhilarating " understatement of the century! Good for him, the crazy nut!
I've jumped out of a plane from 15,000 ft. I can't imagine doing that naked or playing violin.
So bl**dy cold I doubt one would shock anyone on arrival!
Brass monkeys come to mind. I can't think why ;)
The Strad article refers to him as a violist: does this matter?
Of course it matters... I'm amazed he managed to open the parachute.
I don't see how he could get tuned quickly enough without gear pegs...
No matter HOW popular it becomes, I'm NOT going to try it. And that's a promise!
And The Lark Ascending on a viola? Would sound like an albatross descending!
okay, we have argued for a long time to go restless, not mindless.
Is this the solution for anyone who has body-image issues? Going naked? I rather hope not! ;-)
Jumping off a perfectly good airplane isn't very smart to begin with, then playing a crappy instrument in the nude just tops it off IMO! Not likely to become trendy... I hope. ??
The next thing new posters will ask: "if i started violin when i was 15 and am in Suzuki 4 can i play vivaldi skydiving naked for my Julliard audition and become a professional?"
I thought it would be fun to have a super-silly weekend vote about the matter:
He should have done this with a naked sky-diving orchestra accompanying him. Otherwise, he really would sound exposed.
any ego he would have gained by playing the violin jumping from a plane, he lost in the cold