Recently I went with my family to the National Gallery in London, and saw Stubb's life-size portrait of the rearing racehorse Whistlejacket. An amazing picture. Anyway, back at work I was discussing the picture with a colleague, who said that Stubbs had painted galloping horses really accurately even though photography hadn't been invented when he was alive. He went on to say that a chap called Muybridge had done the first stop-motion photographs of animals in motion, and then said that Philip Glass had written some music inspired by the life of Muybridge. So I ended up listening to some Philip Glass that I'd not have heard if I hadn't mentioned the portrait of Whistlejacket. Anyone else got to hear unfamiliar music because of a chance meeting or series of events?