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PostSubject: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:19 am

John Cage (1912-1992) was an avant garde composer best known for his piece "4'33"," which consisted of four and a half minutes of total silence.  

Another of his  compositions is called "Organ/ASLSP" (As SLow aS Possible).  A project has been undertaken at a church in Germany to see just HOW slowly it can be played.  This sounds like it's straight out of The Onion, but in fact it's from Wikipedia:

The performance commenced in the St. Burchardi church on September 5, 2001, with a pause lasting until February 5, 2003. The first chord was then played until July 5, 2005. The chord consisting of A above middle C, C above middle C and the F♯ above that (A4-C5-F♯5) began sounding on January 5, 2006, and concluded on July 5, 2008. That sonority can be heard on a website devoted to the Halberstadt event.

On July 5, 2008, the weights holding down the organ pedals were shifted resulting in the 6th chord change. Two more organ pipes were added alongside the four already installed and the tone became more complex at 15:33 local time. The bellows provides a constant supply of air to keep the pipes playing.

The last note changed occurred on October 5, 2013. The next change will not occur until 2020.

The performance is scheduled to end on September 5, 2640.
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:20 am

The man is warped. WARPED. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:41 am

yes

This is the note that played from July 5, 2008 to October 5, 2013.

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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:45 am

That was my school's fight song.
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:29 am

It does rather blend with its surroundings...it lacks vitality and vibrance - both the "music" and its host. I'm afraid I'm not impressed with this kind of experimental "composing", though. Anyone can play a chord of notes. . . but that doesn't make it music.

Laughing Your school's fight song! Must've been some LONG games.
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:31 am

Lisa wrote:
It does rather blend with its surroundings...it lacks vitality and vibrance - both the "music" and its host. I'm afraid I'm not impressed with this kind of experimental "composing", though. Anyone can play a chord of notes. . . but that doesn't make it music.

Laughing Your school's fight song! Must've been some LONG games.


Yeah, what she said. HeeHee  Warped, I tell you.  Warped!! Yikes


On a side note, ahem...I like the clever title of this thread. Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Amy wrote:


On a side note, ahem...I like the clever title of this thread. Thumbsup

HeeHee Me, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Rob wrote:
John Cage (1912-1992) was an avant garde composer best known for his piece "4'33"," which consisted of four and a half minutes of total silence.  

Another of his  compositions is called "Organ/ASLSP" (As SLow aS Possible).  A project has been undertaken at a church in Germany to see just HOW slowly it can be played.  This sounds like it's straight out of The Onion, but in fact it's from Wikipedia:

The performance commenced in the St. Burchardi church on September 5, 2001, with a pause lasting until February 5, 2003. The first chord was then played until July 5, 2005. The chord consisting of A above middle C, C above middle C and the F♯ above that (A4-C5-F♯5) began sounding on January 5, 2006, and concluded on July 5, 2008. That sonority can be heard on a website devoted to the Halberstadt event.

On July 5, 2008, the weights holding down the organ pedals were shifted resulting in the 6th chord change. Two more organ pipes were added alongside the four already installed and the tone became more complex at 15:33 local time. The bellows provides a constant supply of air to keep the pipes playing.

The last note changed occurred on October 5, 2013. The next change will not occur until 2020.

The performance is scheduled to end on September 5, 2640.

Rob, have been skipping your medication again?


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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:42 pm

Yes, but that's got nothing to do with it. I wish I had thought of this. It's funny... and a little sad. Just think how many billions of people will be born, live their lives and die by the time the final note is played 626 years from now.
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:41 pm

SNORE! Yawn




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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:48 pm

Rob wrote:
Yes, but that's got nothing to do with it.  I wish I had thought of this.  It's funny... and a little sad.  Just think how many billions of people will be born, live their lives and die by the time the final note is played 626 years from now.

*gasp!* Rob! I HAVE it! You can do the literary equivalent! You could write a short story which is to be read one word at a time, five years apart. yes  greenS  Better make sure there aren't any spelling errors.
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:03 am

I like it! But wait... I could read one letter at a time. That way my devoted followers could spend the next five years trying to figure out what the word would be. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Slow dance, anyone?   Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:22 am

Laughing Perfect! (And if you accidentally release the wrong letter, you could wait two years to release the correction. greenS )
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