Homeless Man Writes Hit Symphony… With No Musical Training

Homeless Man Writes Hit Symphony… With No Musical Training

us-philharmonic.jpgA self-trained musician who slept rough on the streets for a decade has been hailed a genius after writing a symphony.

Stuart Sharp, 67, saw a vision of the musical masterpiece in his mind after his baby son Ben died 35 years ago.

He could not read or write music but the tunes were so vivid he was determined to turn the ‘imaginary’ sounds into a symphony in memory of his lost child.

While sleeping outside of the BBC building, he met a jazz musician who offered to help him transcribe the music in his head. 

(Continue reading the story in Daily Mail)

Here’s the link to hear the music – Thanks to merrychild for posting it in the comments!

COMMENTS

  1. The title is quite erroneous (sp?) as he was not homeless when he wrote/recorded the pieces. But it’s a great story, nonetheless, and I’m enjoying the music as I’m typing. Thanks for the link.