11/18/2013 02:07 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2013

Flash Mob Of Musicians Surprises Everyone At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

If you happened to be walking around New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and caught sight of a group of musicians sprawled out on the floor of Charles Engelhard Court, playing their instruments to the ceiling, then pat yourself on the back because you just witnessed a flash mob.

According to a tweet from the Met, the unconventional (and significantly quieter) version of a flashmob was the work of Alarm Will Sound, a 20-person band that performed a haunting rendition of Aphex Twin's "Cliffs" this Monday afternoon. The group -- once called "the Seal Team Six of new music" by New York Magazine -- is currently participating in a yearlong residency at the institute, so hopefully this impromptu concert will be the first of many.

You can watch footage from the flash mob above, courtesy of Gothamist's Jon Reznick. Let us know your thoughts on the musical intervention at the Met in the comments.