Longest piece of classical music changes chords today

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I have one question... why is this a thing?
 
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I have one question... why is this a thing?
partly because people will ask that question
 
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Used to get something similar on the TV when the station went off air.
 
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I have one question... why is this a thing?
That happens with excess funding...
 
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I am curious as to how this can be meaningfully described as classical.
As to music, well, I guess you can bend the definition a bit to meet the composition.
 
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Has anyone listened to it sped up?

It could be music for the Gods(if it is any good)

Don't they have lifespans that span the ages?
 
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Has anyone listened to it sped up?

It could be music for the Gods(if it is any good)

Don't they have lifespans that span the ages?
here is a 30 minute realization, Sep 5 was the 15th chord change

 
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Not bad.As the Dear Leader says "It is what it is"
 
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Played backwards you can here "Paul is dead" but very slowly............
 
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Perhaps I am insensitive to the contemporary musical aesthetic, or maybe it just needs to be sped up a bit more (which I doubt), but this evokes nothing more musical (to my possibly dysfunctional ear) than the cacophony of a late fall, late Sunday afternoon traffic jam on the New York State Thruway somewhere just north of the Harriman (exit 16) toll barrier (southbound).

http://www.thruway.ny.gov/oursystem/harriman/index.html
https://turnpikeinfo.com/view-exit.php?state=new-york&road_name=new-york-state-thruway&key=16_toll
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/text/twytextcameras.cgi?region=MHI87
http://empirestateroads.com/week/week41.html


--diogenesNY
 
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i saw John Cage speak shortly before he died and he commented on how much he liked the traffic noise from his NYC apartment
 
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Manhattan traffic noise, very differentiated by neighborhood as it happens, has a very distinct, and in my opinion pleasant and alive quality (or rather qualities?) that I both enjoyed and miss greatly. The City never lets you forget that it is a very _living_ entity.

--diogenesNY
 
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Manhattan traffic noise, very differentiated by neighborhood as it happens, has a very distinct, and in my opinion pleasant and alive quality (or rather qualities?) that I both enjoyed and miss greatly. The City never lets you forget that it is a very _living_ entity.

--diogenesNY
I spent all of 2 hours passing through Manhattan arriving in at JFK back in the 70s but enough for a chapter in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas had he needed the material.(bit of an exaggeration ,but maybe a page or two)

I saw its bad side. Leaving the States by way of Boston I stayed longer but it was similarly shocking.
 
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Perhaps I am insensitive to the contemporary musical aesthetic...
Seems unfair to judge the piece without listening to the whole thing. Come back in the 27th century and we'll talk.
 
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Played backwards you can here "Paul is dead" but very slowly............
and John has a headache.
 
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here is a 30 minute realization, Sep 5 was the 15th chord change
At 28:50 to 29:00, I hear the distinct influence of Doug Ingle's organ from Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
 
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the d# a# e chord held since 2013 will change today to g# e. The next chord change is February 5, 2022. The piece will end in 620 years on Sep 5, 2640

https://www.aslsp.org/de/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slow_as_Possible
Would I be right to think that the melody in that progression is carried on the two highest notes of the two chords?

Iow does the melody in this instance go from E to E?

Is that how the human ear works normally?

Do the lower notes in chords mainly provide ambient sound and harmony/discord?
 
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Would I be right to think that the melody in that progression is carried on the two highest notes of the two chords?

Iow does the melody in this instance go from E to E?

Is that how the human ear works normally?

Do the lower notes in chords mainly provide ambient sound and harmony/discord?
The notes get held over, so the sound is always this clustery chord thing. The e's are an octave apart. There is not a traditional melody / harmony separation in this piece, its just ambient sound
 
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There is not a traditional melody / harmony separation
"John Cage could sure write a snappy little tune" said no-one ever.
 
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"John Cage could sure write a snappy little tune" said no-one ever.
Well Brian Eno is a fan and I am a fan** of Brian Eno.

According to him
" John Cage made you realize that there wasn’t a thing called noise, it was just music you hadn’t appreciated. "

**not a knowledgable fan but I loved Talking Heads
 
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Here’s a fairly listenable example of Cage’s music:
 
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