Meet the Babywearing ensemble, a group where everyone – conductor included – comes wearing a baby in wraps.
Yes, it’s a commercial gimmick – ‘The project is the brainchild of Diana Rosenfield, founder of wrap selling site Wrap Your Baby,’ we’re told – but in an age of advanced equality in the orchestral workplace it has definite possibilities.
The drawbacks? Since you can’t play above pianissimo to avoid harming those delicate baby ears, the ensemble has to stay pretty small.
The pluses? You get to blame baby for fluffed notes.
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