(via Parry Gripp)
The sounds you are hearing are from the Portsmouth Sinfonia.
The Portsmouth Sinfonia was a real orchestra founded by a group of students at Portsmouth School of Art in Portsmouth, England, in 1970 — however, the Sinfonia had an unusual entrance requirement. Players had to be either non-musicians, or if a musician, play an instrument that was entirely new to them. Among the founding members was one of their teachers, English composer Gavin Bryars. The orchestra started as a one-off, tongue-in-cheek performance art ensemble but became a cultural phenomenon over the following ten years, with concerts, record albums, a film and a hit single. They last performed publicly in 1979. [wikipedia]
And because this is shred week at drumFunny …
This song comes thefump.com, aka The Funny Music Project. Taken from their website:
The FuMP is a collaborative effort made up of a core group of comedy musicians. These are Devo Spice, Possible Oscar, Raymond and Scum, Rob Balder, Robert Lund and Spaff.com, Sudden Death, the great Luke Ski, Tom Smith, and Worm Quartet.
Songs are posted regularly and are downloadable for free or for $.99 if you want a higher quality file.