Wednesday, January 23, 2008

When I was your age, they were playing an augmented g minor triad

This is old news, but a conversation tonight reminded me of it. A new performance of John Cage's As Slow As Possible, slated to last for the next 635 years was kicked off in Halberstadt, Germany on the 5th of February, 2003. The last note change was on May 5, 2006, and the next is scheduled for July 5, 2008, but the piece then picks up its tempo, because the subsequent note change will occur on November 5, 2008. Wikipedia has a schedule. The piece is being played on an organ, for obvious reasons.

2 comments:

J said...

If only they could round up that man with the octopus beard...

ariane said...

i like this idea, and the octopus too.