1350. Back to square one

Brianna was excited. She had recently graduated from the city’s Academy of Music and Dance. It was a three year course, and Brianna played the piano. Now she needed to find a job; perhaps attract a few pupils. It would grow from there.

Brianna placed an advertisement in the local weekly paper. She would give a one hour concert in the Community Hall, and it was free. Works would be played by Liszt, Scriabin, and Handel. Brianna would then hand out little business cards she had printed off on her computer.

No one came. She played to an empty hall. A man wandered in at some stage, but it was probably a mistake. He was playing music on his mobile – without headphones. He left, mumbling something about “a racket”.

Oh well, thought Brianna, it’s back to square one.

14 thoughts on “1350. Back to square one

  1. umashankar

    The pendulum of human growth has traversed the maximum point in the arch and has begun retracing its journey in reverse. Mobile phones are the perfect catalyst to the process. Back to point zero, then.

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  2. Andrew

    Perhaps she would have a better turn out if she had gone for Chopin rather than Scriabin. With Liszt the danger is playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order.

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