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Title: John Cage musical work changes chord for first time in seven years
Post by: 2tec on 2020-09-07 16:25:35
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Fans have flocked to a church in Germany to hear a chord change in a musical composition that lasts for 639 years. It is the first change in the piece, As Slow As Possible, in seven years. The work is by the avant-garde American composer, John Cage. It began 19 years ago with a pause lasting nearly 18 months. The change of chord took place on the specially built organ on which the composition is being performed. The Saint Burchardi Church in the city of Halberstadt started playing the music in 2001 and the last note change took place in 2013....
~ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54041568
Title: Re: John Cage musical work changes chord for first time in seven years
Post by: includemeout on 2020-10-14 11:45:04
Such quirkiness unavoidably raises some questions:

1 - How can this be even remotely newsworthy?
2 - In times of pandemic, dozens of people flocking to a space as closed as a medieval church? Really?
3 - Is it me or is the largest chuck of attendants made up mostly of pensioners who are quite probably National Thrust membership holders (or the equivalent to that in Germany)? :D
Title: Re: John Cage musical work changes chord for first time in seven years
Post by: ojdo on 2020-10-14 14:59:29
Sliiightly related: it's the musical equivalent of the (in?)famours Pitch drop experiment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_drop_experiment), which creates roughly one observation per decade.
Title: Re: John Cage musical work changes chord for first time in seven years
Post by: includemeout on 2020-10-14 16:21:55
Sliiightly related: it's the musical equivalent of the (in?)famours Pitch drop experiment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_drop_experiment), which creates roughly one observation per decade.
 
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I say, not something not necessarily useful, that is! :D
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