I went to a concert on campus last Saturday

It was quite nice and I enjoyed myself. Unfortunately, it was no LA Philharmonic.

Multiple people who attended the L.A. Phil concert on Friday reported hearing a woman making a moaning noise during the symphony’s second movement.

One attendee, composer and music producer Magnus Fiennes, described the sound on Twitter as that of a person having a “loud and full body orgasm.”

An alleged audio recording of the moment — where someone can be heard crying out during a quiet beat in the music — was making the rounds on social media. Attendees who spoke to The Times said that the clip was similar to what they’d heard.

Future audience expectations in LA are going to be hard to match.


  1. Silentbob says

    I remain curious as to what a half body orgasm sounds like.
    Enquiring minds want to know. :-/

  2. wzrd1 says

    Silentbob, much, much quieter. Control is still maintained.
    I’ve never managed such mastery with my music, I’ve only managed to achieve that with a fine meal.
    The only downside there is, one can eventually end up having a double body orgasm.

  3. rblackadar says

    Often before performances, an announcement is made for the audience to silence all cellphones. I’m trying to imagine, should copycat disruptions become a thing, what the announcement will be then.

  4. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    Orchestras around the world are missing a trick if they don’t advertise all future Tchaikovsky-related concerts as “Tchaikovsky: So Good, He’s Still Bringing Us To Climax.”

  5. lumipuna says

    I once read an erotic scifi short story (in Finnish) about a deaf woman whose malfunctioning cochlear implant turned out to produce orgasms as a side effect when transmitting specific sound frequencies. As it happened, she became a big fan of classical music. Perhaps life imitates fiction here?

  6. JimB says

    Blown by Philip Jose Farmer would be the scifi long story then. I don’t remember why or how our hero got injected with something, but for the next few hours every once in a while he would just have a fall on the floor 10 minute moaning orgasm. And this is happening while he was trying to get away from the bad guys.

    And seriously, the above was the tamest part of the novel. It’s a wild read.