Do you need something silly?


Video courtesy R. A. Wilson, manualist

Mr R.A. Wilson, the re-knowned Manualist, kindly played the 1812 Overture at our request for us to use as on-hold music which you will hear should we ever need to transfer your telephone call or discover a fact for you. We present this video to show you how he achieves his amazing performance.

Manualism is the little-known art of playing music by squeezing air through the hands. Because the sound produced has a distinctly flatulent tone, such music is usually presented as a form of musical comedy or parody. The musical performer is called manualist, who may perform a cappella or with instrumental accompaniment.
Playing recognizable tunes by squeezing the hands together is extremely difficult, and it takes many years of practice to master the art. Some manualists practice for as much as 30 years before finally reaching a presentable level of proficiency. In 2006, only a handful of manualists perform publicly. Source: Wikipedia.org

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