We need to develop a taxonomy of the superfluous motions that accompany the performance of music. Pianists, trumpeters, violinists, flautists, and so forth all have their individual frillishes. For starters, I've observed:

Quite a menagerie. And then there are those mysterians who twitch to the asynchronous tapping of an inner rhythm section, apparently without connection to the piece that they're playing ...

(see also BuechnerMagic (27 Oct 2000), SevenManes (9 Feb 2001), PianoRecital (22 Apr 2002), ...)

TopicHumor - TopicArt - 2003-04-30

(correlates: WebbWiggins, WutheringHeights, ForUs, ...)