I can’t tell if they’re serious. I think they might be. I think they really might believe that the only thing that keeps classical music from overtaking Miley Cyrus in the hearts and minds (and other body parts) of today’s listeners is the twerking. If it works for Miley, surely it can work for Antonín. In their 7 minute documentary about the making of this monstrosity, they actually seem to be trying to turn a three minute excerpt of Dvorak’s New World Symphony into an internet sensation by packaging it along with a video of wiggling butts.
Or maybe this is just a ridiculous publicity stunt to drive attention towards the Belgian B-classic festival.
But either way, I hope this never happens again. Ever.
Warning: Not Safe For Anywhere
Edit: It had 500,000 views yesterday and just doubled that number of views in the past 24 hours. Presented without comment.
Edit2: 2 million and counting. Maybe we should just take some porn and dub some Debussy over the whole thing. Voila. We’ve saved classical music.