Notes on Music
2:36 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

John Cage: As Slow As Possible

            Twentieth-century composer John Cage broke many music traditions, not the least of which was to designate his 1987 composition for organ, ASLAP, to be played as slowly as possible, hence the title’s acronym (As SLow aS Possible).

 

John Cage, seen here in a moment of levity, is the composer of one the world's most ambitious pieces of music.
John Cage, seen here in a moment of levity, is the composer of one the world's most ambitious pieces of music.

A performance of the piece was begun in 2001 in Halberstade, Germany, and is scheduled to last 639 years, ending in 2640!

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