Got a complaint? Join a Choir

Via Neil Gaiman – This is absolutely brilliant. I really love this. Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen created a performance piece called “Complaint Choir” which gave Finnish people a chance to complain about anything and everything. Complaints were gathered and turned into a choral piece. The results are below:

Check out some of the lyrics:

You can’t get rich by working
And love doesn’t last forever
In the public sauna they never ask
If it’s ok to throw water on the stove

Old forests are cut down and turned into toilet paper
And still all the toilets are out of paper

We always lose to Sweden in hockey and Eurovision
Christmas season always starts earlier every year
Why do people never agree with me?

Anyone found the complete lyrics to the above piece?

There also seems to be a Birmingham Complaints Choir.

I wonder could there be one for Ireland? Lots and lots of people complaining here. A fringe festival might sponsor such a thing.

Anyone want to string together some lyrics?

5 Responses to “Got a complaint? Join a Choir”

  1. Andrew says:

    God, I’m so sick of complaint choirs.

  2. Oliver says:

    Hi, just wanted to tell that there is a new web-site at which you can nominate a city, which desperately needs a complaints choir, there are also information on choirs from other cities.

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  4. Pauline Goggin says:

    Has a choir been formed?