Friday, May 05, 2006

639 year long performance

The concert CSO will present on Sunday will be the longest this year, with Johannes Brahms' Nanie and Mahler's Symphony No. 1. However, it will be a blink of an eye compared to a performance that is in progress currently and will continue for the next 639 years of a piece by John Cage.
"In fact, you have about six more centuries to hear developments in the work being performed, a version of a composition by John Cage called "As Slow as Possible." A group of musicians and town boosters has given the title a ridiculously extreme interpretation, by stretching the performance to 639 years."

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