For those of you that didn’t know, the European Commission is now in the art business, using taxpayers money to fund various culture projects to promote “greater intercultural dialogue” and various other abstract goals.

Of the projects chosen for funding in 2010, surely the most bizarre is the European Joysticks Orchestra (pictured), which received €56,107 to compose new works, host concerts and train teachers in the “art” of creating music using the computer device.

Click here to read my article dealing with this strange issue on Contrepoints.

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