Monday, January 26, 2009

Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman In A Memorex Moment At The Inauguration

Any audio person looking at the performance of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero and Anthony McGill at the presidential inauguration last week was probably thinking, "How is this performance so clean? Where's the wind noise and leakage?"

Well now the truth has come out.  Fearful of what the cold could do to their instruments, the quartet pre-recorded their performance a few days before and played along with the mikes muted during the inauguration.

You can't blame them for doing it, since such bitter cold can wreak havoc on acoustic stringed instruments (and not to mention the fingers of the performers), but it sure is a disappointment that such fine players had their own Milli Vanilli moment.

1 comment:

Larry Jones said...

They should have just hired a DJ.

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