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    As slow as possible

    I was perusing the internet the other day and came across this site.

    The piece "As slow as possible" by John Cage is being performed on a specially adapted pipe organ, for a length of 639 years! Apparently the change-of chord days are an attraction.


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    Interesting ... the last note change was in 2006 ... wonder when the next change occurs. At least this 'work' will carry John Cage's name well into the future centuries.

    One thing for sure, none of us present today will ever witness this piece ending ... lol
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    Gee, I wonder what chord the piece will end on - a prosaic C-major chord or an augmented 13th chord in F-sharp major?
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

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    sounds to me like you could ver yquickly lose interest in such a stunt!

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    John Cage needs to work for Guiness Book of Records I think, another useless endeavour of mankind.

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    John Cage reposed last year - I doubt if he will be able to work for Guiness Book of World Records.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    It's more like an art 'installation' isn't it. And I never did get the point of those either.

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    Indeed, NEB, which is about as appealling as poll dancing or performance art.

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    We do go through some really strange trends don't we, and there never seems to be anyone around to sound the wakeup call. society is too busy fawning all over the latest fad so as not to look stupid. - A bit like the king's wonderful new suit of clothes....?

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    I remember hearing of one of these art "installations" which was a pile of rubbish (literally). The cleaners accidentally threw it away - the best place for it, some might argue!

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    LOL @ Daniel

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    Daniel - couldn't agree more. LOL

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    I went to that church and heard a little bit of it, it's actually quite interesting. Trying to "hear" the overall work is not the point. A good book to peruse is "Silence", written by Cage.

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    probably about as interesting as watching paint dry - mild curio perhaps but no more than a fleeting curiosity at best.

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    NEB, having just painted a feature wall in my apartment a peace shattering yellow, I resemble that remark!

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