Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

The Traditional Mountfield Cutters tour for free

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchov...)
Submitted: 2022-10-18
Recorded: 2022-10-14
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: sekaci1.mp3

We all are looking forward to the regular musical performance by The Traditional Mountfield Cutters in the courtyard every month from spring to autumn. Usually the musicians start a little after 8 in a number of 6 members dressed in appropriate black and green overalls. Three mowers are equipped with string mowers and three rakes are equipped with rakes and clippings bags for grass. Unfortunately, the concert doesn't last long, because the lawn, which they professionally shave in an instant, measures no more than 25 square meters. If one guy with a scythe took over the job, it would also be done as well in 10 minutes. However, we would be deprived of a deep artistic experience and, in addition, the enjoyment of the smell of burnt gasoline, which rises up after the band leaves and slightly irritates the noses of the satisfied spectators in the windows. In addition, it warms up that the performance is completely free.. Somebody would object that destroying the poor lawn and preventing the growth of harmful flowers probably has some carbon footprint, but Mountfield, or Stihl will pay some emission allowances and everything will be fine.