Author Topic: John Cage going for Top of the Pops 2640  (Read 331 times)

icehaven

  • Marmalade's reared it's head in every course
John Cage going for Top of the Pops 2640
« on: September 06, 2020, 10:59:05 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/05/slowly-does-it-chord-changes-in-639-year-long-organ-piece

Quote
Hundreds of fans have attended a special kind of musical happening at a church in Germany: a chord change in an organ piece that is supposed to last for an entirety of 639 years.

The performance of the Organ/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible) composition began in September 2001 at the St Burchardi church in the eastern town of Halberstadt and is supposed to end in 2640 — if all goes well

Don't worry if you missed it though, it's only 18 months until the next chord change. This must be the fast bit.


The Mollusk

  • The answer my friend is blowing in the mind
Re: John Cage going for Top of the Pops 2640
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 12:50:59 PM »
Giving Sunn O))) a run slow and practically undetectable crawl for their money.

Famous Mortimer

  • War - it's fantastic!
    • International Syndicate of Cult Film Critics
Re: John Cage going for Top of the Pops 2640
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 02:17:46 PM »
This stirred the memory of Longplayer, the composition designed to last a thousand years, which I used to have on round the house all the time when I lived on my own. Last time I checked, about 5 years ago, the site must have been down for maintenance, but I assumed it was done forever and thought no more of it. Checked again this morning and it's still going strong, so that's nice.

https://longplayer.org/

buttgammon

  • How thick is wall?
Re: John Cage going for Top of the Pops 2640
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 09:12:57 PM »
Just putting this here in case anyone is interested, but Cage was obsessed with mushrooms, and there's a beautiful-looking book coming out that looks at his interest in fungi, including some of his writings on mycology.

Tags: