Today is International Strange Music Day
Now before you start saying “whaaaat?”, read on. This day was created by New York musician Patrick Grant. The premise of the day is simple: to get people to play and listen to types of music they have never experienced before. The strange part can mean either unfamiliar or bizarre; the choice is entirely yours.
Grant believes that broadening people’s musical spectrums can also change the way we look at other aspects of life; his mantra is ‘listening without prejudice’. This growing movement has concerts, a record label and strong support from summer schools, where it is appreciated as a great way to stimulate young minds.
Have you, for example, ever wanted to combine a tight Wonder Woman costume, a frozen turkey drumstick, and an inflatable wildebeest into a percussion concert? International Strange Music Day gives you the perfect excuse. What you do with these items once the music stops, of course, is your business… :-O