Saturday, January 06, 2007

Complaints Choirs: complaining brings people together in harmony

Complaints Choir brings harmony out of conflictLong lines at the bank. Broken parking meters. Expanding prices, shrinking paychecks. Loud cell phone conversations in the movie theatre. No toilet paper in public restrooms.

There's nothing like the small, daily indignities of human existence that can make comrades of us all.

At least that’s the premise behind Complaints Choirs Worldwide. The inspiration of two Finnish artists who recognized that kvetching is a universal phenomenon, Complaints Choirs Worldwide was created to provide people with a musical outlet for complaining and to bring them together to sing about it.

You can listen to the Helsinki Complaints Choir online (with English subtitles).