A 639-year-long piece by John Cage

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Re: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage

Post by diegobueno » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:13 am

It's certainly an expression of optimism to undertake a project like that: optimism that the building and the organ will continue to exist, that it will remain in the hands of the people overseeing the project, that there will continue to be people overseeing the project, or that there will continue to be people interested in John Cage for the next 600 years, or even people interested in any type of music that we create today. Even the existence of human life 600 years from now, or even 100 years from now, seems wildly optimistic.

Whatever the aesthetic merits of Cage's piece, these people are putting their faith in the continuance of art and humanity, and I can only hope that the project goes to completion.
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Re: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage

Post by Danny » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:59 pm

Does anyone have a recording of this work? :lol: :lol:

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Re: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage

Post by maestrob » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:22 pm

Danny wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Does anyone have a recording of this work? :lol: :lol:
:D Not yet!

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Re: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage

Post by slofstra » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:55 am

It's too late in the game for me to start on this one. Wish you would have posted this back in the 1950s and I might have had a chance at catching the first tenth of this.
I wonder what the thinking was here. I personally believe that all highly abstract conceptions of music should be limited in length to about, oh, 4 minutes and 33 seconds.

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