NICK EICHER, HOST: We remain months away from normal—with COVID policy keeping us apart—disconnecting us from important parts of culture like museums and musicians.
But a creative mind from France saw an opportunity to put those two things together: Camille Thomas plays classic works on cello in and on top of deserted museums around Paris. Then she posts the videos of the performances on the Internet.
AUDIO: [Sound of cello, French woman speaking]
Beauty is an essential food—she says—much more than just entertainment like Netflix.
That is no doubt true and so Thomas seeks to symbolize the loneliness of musicians without the public, and of museums without visitors.
And in her way, Thomas is silencing the silence.
It’s The World and Everything in It.