Interestingly, research has shown Beethoven has had the opposite effect...
This has been tried in several European towns, and it actually does work. Put some classical music on outside speakers, and all the hoodlums, drug dealers, homeless bums and adolescent punks crawl to some other place immediately.
City council does this in Rotorua, and in Waitakere City, where I live.
Prelude and Fugue for Yutes? Anyway it could be worse-consider what Slim Whitman does to Martians.
Wow. Interesting concept. I’ll have to stash this for future reference.
To be an inheritor, don't you have to accept the inheritance?
Bach as pest-repellent -- he must be spinning in his grave. *\8^(
I’ve heard this works on “urban yutes” if you play classical or C&W.
My biggest complaint is that when I hear something I like, nobody on staff knows what is playing.
This might work in reverse for birds. A number of years ago they were trying to get rid of birds. Nothing worked. Then they put on rock music and the birds left.
Staying recently in a South Yorkshire town called Rotherhamdescribed in one guidebook as murky, an inadequate word for the placeI was interested to read in the local newspaper how the proprietors of some stores are preventing hooligans from gathering outside to intimidate and rob customers. They play Bach over loudspeakers, and this disperses the youths in short order; they flee the way Count Dracula fled before holy water, garlic flowers, and crucifixes. The proprietors had previously tried a high-pitched noise generator whose mosquito-like whine only those younger than 20 could detect. This method, too, proved effective, but the owners abandoned it out of fear that it might damage the youths hearing and infringe upon their human rights, leading to claims for compensation.
There is surely something deeply emblematic about the use of one of the great glories of Western civilization, the music of Bach, to prevent the young inheritors of that civilization from committing crimes. The barbarians are well and truly within the gates ...
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Pretty much the same reaction that the left had at the appearance of Sarah Palin.
Dalrymple BTT. What is being rejected is structure, both in musical taste and in the society that generates it, in both cases under the fallacious premise that raw emotion is somehow more genuine than the refined sort. The “structure is stricture” dogma has had a death-grip on art for quite some time now.