For a couple of years in college (yes, I wrote years), I was a psychology major. This is the type of experiment that interested me. Unfortunately, the psych department at SWT wasn’t quite what I was looking for so I changed majors (again). Anywho, this article about Joshua Bell playing as a street performer in L’Enfant Plaza in Washington DC is very interesting.
The experiment was sponsored by The Washington Post and was to see if classical music played by a professional violinist outside of a music hall would be as appreciated as if you were to pay $100 a ticket for the same (or less, even) performance. You never know what kind of beauty you pass in your daily lives. Take a moment and look (or listen)!
Thanks to Connie and her brother Ski for the article!