VIDEO: Yellow Springs street music
- Published: August 15, 2011
Yellow Springs passersby were treated to an accordion exchange Friday afternoon, Aug. 12, just next to the Emporium. Playing were local resident artist, musician and computer programmer Ben Hemendinger (read a profile on Ben and his accordion by Diane Chiddister), and Birkásné Sej Edit, one of several artists here on a cultural exchange from Budapest, Hungary through Wright State University.
It was a treat to hear a genuine Hungarian play Brahms’s ‘Hungarian Dances,’ in the varying, lilting rhythms that are part of that folk idiom. Because English was not a common denominator, communication remained at the musical level, which everyone seemed to understand.