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  1. SubscriberPianoman1
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    Do people not realise how significant today (September 5th) is?
    For the first time since 2013, a note in the world’s slowest piece of music is going to change: John Cage’s ASLAP (As Slow As Possible) begun in 2001 with a 17 month rest followed in 2003 by the first chord (A, C, F sharp). Today at 8.35 the 15th chord change will occur (E, G sharp). This has been played continuously at a church in Halberstadt, Germany. It is due to finish in 2071!
    Comments???
    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slow_a…
  2. SubscriberPianoman1
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    As Mahler said of Bruckner: “Part simpleton, part God.”
    Is this piece iconoclastic tosh or inspirational?
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    @pianoman1 said
    As Mahler said of Bruckner: “Part simpleton, part God.”
    Is this piece iconoclastic tosh or inspirational?
    Inspirational.
    To a Banzai Tree. 🌳

    😊

    Seriously though, that's pretty cool and forward thinking. Future generations may even dance to it in 4/4 time. πŸ˜‰
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    @wolfe63 said
    Inspirational.
    To a Banzai Tree. 🌳

    😊

    Seriously though, that's pretty cool and forward thinking. Future generations may even dance to it in 4/4 time. πŸ˜‰
    Aliens think factories are musical instruments. The people arriving and leaving are the rhythm of the tune (or words to that effect). David Byrne, Talking Heads.
  5. SubscriberPianoman1
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    It’s a bit of a cop-out to start with a rest lasting 17 months.......
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    @pianoman1 said
    Do people not realise how significant today (September 5th) is?
    For the first time since 2013, a note in the world’s slowest piece of music is going to change: John Cage’s ASLAP (As Slow As Possible) begun in 2001 with a 17 month rest followed in 2003 by the first chord (A, C, F sharp). Today at 8.35 the 15th chord change will occur (E, G sharp). This has been played conti ...[text shortened]... Halberstadt, Germany. It is due to finish in 2071!
    Comments???
    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slow_a…
    I hate church music
    just what does this mean?
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @pianoman1 said

    Comments???
    Hum a few bars and we'll give it a try.
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    @Pianoman1

    If it were played quickly, would one recognize a melody ?
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    21 Sep '20 08:26
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    I'm sure Cage is being cageyπŸ™‚ He knows what it sounds like all together. But I'm also sure the full piece will be played at full speed in 71. Assuming our civilization is still intact by then. Only 51 years away.
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    @pianoman1 said
    It is due to finish in 2071!
    You do Cage an injustice!
    Due to finish in 2640

    https://universes.art/en/specials/john-cage-organ-project-halberstadt#:~:text=The%20longest%20music%20piece%20in,means%20until%20the%20year%202640!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slow_as_Possible
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    Don't rush it.
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    @moonbus said
    @Pianoman1

    If it were played quickly, would one recognize a melody ?
    you can hear it here in a rushed Version (just over four minutes):

    YouTube
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