Composer appears naked at his premiere

This may seem a little retro, but Australian composer Andrew Batt-Rawden, 31, thought his new string quartet might seem cool if he turned up naked on stage.

Fullfrontal report here.

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Photo: James Brickwood

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  • John Borstlap says:

    It seems that while exploring identity, he found that the emperor had no clothes on….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7lej1-PlTk

    ….so a real demonstration would make the point clearer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5voHf-H1R4Q

  • Cyril Blair says:

    The idiocy is painful.

  • Robert Roy says:

    If only only Haydn, Beethoven and Barton had thought to do that then, perhaps, their quartets would have gained some credibility.

    Oh, hang on…

  • Robert Roy says:

    Sorry, Bartok.

    Maybe I should put some clothes on!

  • Sixtus says:

    I’m going to assume that’s a full size violin in the picture. Wonder how big his hands are . . .

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