TIL that there is a John Cage piece being performed in Germany that will last 639 years: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slo

Definitely adding that to my “obscure places to visit” list.

“The piece started with a 17-month rest on September 5, 2001, which would have been Cage's 89th birthday. The first sound appeared on February 5, 2003.”

I’m so glad things like this exist.

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@Floppy Oooh! I remember reading about this when it started! (Back when I was, y'know, young and attractive and happy..) - isn't it sumfink to do with the Long Now foundation? Like, those folks who leftpad the year, as in "18th April 02019"?

@ej I don’t think it’s the same people, but the idea is of course very similar. Apparently you can go listen to Longplayer in London, I need to go do that sometime. I guess I’ve got a while though :)

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