05 Dec 2006

Choirs of Complaint

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It started in Birmingham.

The Birmingham Complaints Choir invited people to collect complaints and to sing them out loud together with fellow complainers. The lyrics were written by the Choir. The music was composed by Mike Hurley.

8:53 video


The Finns must have more to complain about. Their choir is larger and noticeably more talented.


Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen collected the pet peeves concerning the human condition of people in Helsinki and then composed this choral work around the list of complaints. Music composed by Esko Grundström.

At least, we don’t have all those sauna problems.

8:28 video


Apparently, similar complaint choirs performed in Hamburg & St. Petersburg, but videos do not seem to be available on the web.

Hat tip to Neil Gaiman.


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