Thursday, May 28, 2009

Music Video Thursday: "Vacuum Funk"

Word association - when I say alphorn, what's the first thing that comes to mind?

Yeah, I thought so. Here's Eliana Burki, who's determined to change the way people think about alphorns (volume on this video is a little lower than normal):

This is actually pretty impressive - alphorns have no valves (like a bugle or didgerido), so there's only a certain set of notes that can actually be played on it, which makes it challenging to come up with interesting melody lines, etc. Ms. Burki is known in alphorn circles as an anarchist, what with her ripped jeans and nose piercing. I fear for our youth, with such a corrupting influence.

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