The truth that Hollywood tried to hide!
Today’s monster horn player had to overcome both physical and mental setbacks, most notably a lower jaw overbite and a general tendency to blast uncontrollably at some evening concerts.
Artistic conflicts in the Monster Philharmonic are no different than in any other workplace. Sometimes the players have disagreements.
“The principal horn Frank doesn’t like like the kind of horn I play on,” remarks today’s monster, “but I think it fits in just fine. Frank sounds really good up close but, his tone really doesn’t project like mine.”
Asked about his overbite he says, “I use a specialized mouthpiece with a concave lower rim. It adapts better to my teeth.”
“It really comes in handy those few times a month when I really need it.”