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The University of Aesthematics
era group score: 31821
total group score: 122124
total players: 167

Tasks / Portsmouth Sinfonia Revial

Form a band or orchestra for which the only membership requirement is that performers must never have played their chosen instrument before joining the group. Stage a public performance. Audio documentation is required.

1 to 300 players
75 points
Level 4
In the zone of: The University of Aesthematics
Created by Loki

Terms: music, audio, public, lokimadeit, returnoftherevengetwoelectricboogaloo, sound

4 completed :: 9 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


Pre-tired or not
posted by Jellybean of Thark on February 11th, 2008 10:12 AM

Who wants to do this with me?

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posted by Mistress MeiMei on October 8th, 2009 9:41 AM

me me me!!
id totally do it!
you live in sf?

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posted by Tøm on February 11th, 2008 10:53 AM

God yes, this has to get approved!

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posted by Bex. on February 11th, 2008 11:22 AM

Dude, I was in a band with this premis for two years. We made two albums and I got to play bass, mandolin, piano, penny whistle, jaw harp, ude, and do beat box. In front of people. It was both mortifying (and edifying and lots of fun).

They're still going strong.
Check 'em out.

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posted by GYØ Ben on February 19th, 2008 12:17 PM

Ah, brilliant. I am SO up for this.

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posted by Adam on February 19th, 2008 3:29 PM

I dont play any instruments so this should be good

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posted by Tøm on February 19th, 2008 4:09 PM

Ben has played a lot of instruments, we need to find one he hasn't.

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posted by JJason Recognition on February 19th, 2008 7:45 PM

Wait, so multigroup tasks are back? What does this mean for our grouposis?

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posted by GYØ Ben on February 20th, 2008 7:49 AM

I have a feeling nothing is added to your grouposis, as it comes up as the "default" BLUE colour when in your task list.

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posted by GYØ Ben on February 21st, 2008 1:20 AM

Yup, just submitted and unsubmitted, nothing happens to grouposis on multi-group tasks.

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posted by Lincøln on February 21st, 2008 1:32 AM

Yeah, I could have told you that as I have no EquivalenZ in my grouposis even after doing this.

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posted by Bryce on February 21st, 2008 4:07 PM


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posted by GYØ Ben on March 8th, 2008 6:15 AM

Dispatch Challenge!

Who's taking part?

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posted by Tøm on March 8th, 2008 6:26 AM


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posted by teucer on March 8th, 2008 7:35 AM

Oh hells yes.

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posted by Adam on March 8th, 2008 11:56 AM

Dispatch Challenge will be won on this battlefield.

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posted by GYØ Ben on March 22nd, 2008 9:30 AM

or it won't. No submissions at all?

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posted by teucer on March 22nd, 2008 11:12 AM

Some of us in MN0 still intend to complete it, but scheduling it to happen in time for the Dispatch Challenge didn't pan out. We'll be doing it later, though, for sure.

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posted by Tøm on March 22nd, 2008 11:17 AM

Same here, we attempted but it broke up after a period of extreme clumsiness + Ben's various instruments.

We might make a go of it some time this fortnight if no entries were submitted...

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posted by Lincøln on March 22nd, 2008 11:23 AM

I really wanted to do it, as I have no musical skill at all, and who doesn't want to see that? But I was alone and traveling all day yesterday. And that would have made for a very boring completion, me trying to play the harmonica in an airport.
So unless the challenge gets pushed I'm afraid there were no completions.

Which I guess means that we all win!

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posted by JJason Recognition on March 22nd, 2008 11:26 AM

I want to see Lincoln playing the harmonica in an airport...

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posted by Minch on March 29th, 2008 9:48 PM

i can't play any instruments. this is glorious.

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posted by Bryce on March 29th, 2008 9:56 PM

We must all gather in an airport to do this. Twill be fun.

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posted by Lincøln on March 29th, 2008 10:07 PM

I'll bring my harmonica.

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posted by Haberley Mead on April 8th, 2008 12:55 PM

Tell me which airport, I'll do my best to find a set of bagpipes/accordion/something else I've never tried.

Modern Aires orchestra +1
posted by Joshua A. Norton on April 20th, 2008 12:58 AM

I once had an orchestra which was similar to this sort of thing. It sounded of delight and the naturally youthful essesntialism of music as it ought to be. Though different at every session the Modern Aires orchestra always pleased its audience.

Playing in Portsmouth
posted by Cookie on January 14th, 2010 8:10 AM

Are there any players interested in doing this task in Portsmouth? I am aware of a couple of "stages", by the seafront we could invade with our orchestra when it gets warmer.


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