He's one of classical music’s most important composers - and on the eve of his 80th birthday, we got to ask him what he thinks about the state of classical music in 2016.
In a blatant health and safety sidestep, trombonist and probable maniac Valentin Guérin has done what we’ve all dreamed would one day happen - turned his trombone into an awesome flamethrower.
He’s given it an excellent name, too
It’s called the Pyro-Trombone, and it is quite a sight to behold.
Safety is important, though
As stated on Guérin’s website: “The Pyro-Trombone was developed with the help of pyrotechnicians, it meets the standards for outdoor performances.”
Here’s an entire piece dedicated to this majestic creation:
So basically: FLAMETHROWER TROMBONE. YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.
Guérin also does really weird things like this
Nessun Dorma in a tractor. Because reasons.