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    concert piece for 100 metronomes

    Not sure I'd call this music as such, but it had a certain engaging quality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8v-uDhcDyg
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    Now that is different.. rather unusual for sure and I am sure alot of wrok top get in synec.
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    I would say somebody had too much time on their hands
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    I am with Mike on this one, interesting but not for me.


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    One would like to hope that they are all "counting" together. But I agree, it seems somewhat useless. How about a concert for ten ripsaws?

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    Ten ripsaws? now that would be an unusual one.


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    Actually, I agree, total b.s. but then again they said the same thing about that famous piece of silence, didn't they?

    The video featured is actually not how the work was intended to be executed. Ligetti stipulates that the ten groups of ten metronomes be placed around the performance venue ... sigh. Whatever ...
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    An Australian performance, at that, some guy, thanks for sharing. I'll think I'll go and move a pile of sand with a pair of tweezers (makes as much sense as watch X metronomes ticking away).
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    But Contra, don't you like music? Besides, I thought you started this thread with "it has a certain engaging quality." Not that moving sand with tweezers couldn't also have a certain engaging quality. I mean, if you're into that type of thing!

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    It engaged itself with me by stealth and deception, I then found out its true, repetative motives. Give me 4'33" anyday.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Give me 4'33" anyday.
    Can't argue with that!

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    Well, what can I say, such a genius to compose this and so well played
    a true representation of some of today's music, unbelievable.

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    ^ Not sure how well it represents today's music, as it was composed in 1962. Although I guess one could argue that in terms of classical music, 1962 wasn't that long ago (relatively speaking.)
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    tick, tick, tick, tick ...

    there, now THERE's my original composition, just waiting for someone to play it for me please, with expression.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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