Friday, June 16, 2006


Sorry -- I'm late reporting the news again. Last month witnessed a chord shift, the next one occurs in 2008... what's this about? John Cage's composition As Slow As Possible, a 75 minute piece, elongated to 639 years. Why 639 years? Because when this performance began, that's how long ago it was that the 12 tone (western) musical scale was first hardwired into a musical instrument.

Listen to the current tone and an NPR feature. Read a a review of the performance, and the Wikipedia entry.

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