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    639-Year-Long Organ Piece

    And they thought Mahler rambled on too much?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060105...y_060105161213

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    Re: 639-Year-Long Organ Piece

    I love Cage, that's hilarious Even more insane than Satie's Vexations.

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    Re: 639-Year-Long Organ Piece

    I wonder if he's using quantize?

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    Good thing it wasn't a flute piece.

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    Re: 639-Year-Long Organ Piece

    I guess the Ring of the Nibelung will have to take a back seat now as "longest ever". How many generations does that entail? Just think...it'll be half a millenium before we can even think about the coda.
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    I'm not sure I can hold it that long!! I may have to go to the restroom before intermission!!!!





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    The law of averages pretty much predicts that there will be an interruption in the continuity of this performance at some point (possibly do to a power outage, or perhaps deliberate sabotage). The question is, will they pick up where it left off, or start over??

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    Re: 639-Year-Long Organ Piece

    Yeah, you'd think Cage's ASLSP organ piece immediately. I don't think he had intentionally made it to last that long though... *shrugs*

    It'd be much harder on a piano wouldn't it?
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    The only serious meaning of news like that is IMHO, the 1st of April announcement...

    The article that seems to be serious, and you understand is crazy only because of the absurdity of the content. More funny if it let you doubt for a while "may be it's true..." and finally "oh, no...it's a joke...;-)"

    But if it's really true, it's not funny. It's only stupid. The same energy and resources should be used for something useful instead of insane celebration of provocatory insanity. I can imagine J.Cage laughing in the sky observing the passive execution of his smart intellectual jokes...

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    Re: 639-Year-Long Organ Piece

    Quote Originally Posted by Cataclysm
    Yeah, you'd think Cage's ASLSP organ piece immediately. I don't think he had intentionally made it to last that long though... *shrugs*

    It'd be much harder on a piano wouldn't it?
    Actually, the piece was originally, er, "written" for piano:

    http://www.john-cage.halberstadt.de/new/index.php?l=e

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