Ben Folds: Crafting a Hilarious Song in 10 Minutes with Crowd and National Symphony Orchestra

Bythu lita

Jan 19, 2024

Renowned songwriter Ben Folds showcased his incredible talent in a spontaneous performance at the Kennedy Center, where he crafted a humorous song in just 10 minutes.

With input from the audience and the National Symphony Orchestra, Folds received a unique song brief: to compose an upbeat tune in A minor incorporating the phrase “These new spaces are all designed to be flexible” from the event’s program. The result was a testament to Folds’ comedic prowess and musical knowledge as he directed the orchestra, delivering witty instructions and creating an entertaining and surprisingly beautiful composition, titled “Fragile.”

This live demonstration highlighted Folds’ ability to captivate audiences worldwide with impromptu creations.

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