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American organ music

Post by tzsolti » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:10 pm

I'm searching for John Cage's Souvenir sheet music (for organ). Does anyone has it?

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Re: American organ music

Post by ahinton » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:20 pm

tzsolti wrote:I'm searching for John Cage's Souvenir sheet music (for organ). Does anyone has it?

thanks,
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Now let me think - when was it that John Cage died?...

(...yes - still here...)

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Re: American organ music

Post by Timtin » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:43 pm

ahinton wrote:
Now let me think - when was it that John Cage died?
As a mark of respect, there was, presumably, a 4'33" period of silence when it happened!

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Re: American organ music

Post by rob » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:21 pm

Timtin wrote:
ahinton wrote:
Now let me think - when was it that John Cage died?
As a mark of respect, there was, presumably, a 4'33" period of silence when it happened!
But performed on an ill-prepared piano...

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Re: American organ music

Post by fredbucket » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:48 am

rob wrote:
Timtin wrote:
ahinton wrote:Now let me think - when was it that John Cage died?
As a mark of respect, there was, presumably, a 4'33" period of silence when it happened!
But performed on an ill-prepared piano...
I wonder if anyone recorded it for posterity...

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Re: American organ music

Post by rob » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:04 am

fredbucket wrote:
rob wrote:
Timtin wrote:
ahinton wrote:Now let me think - when was it that John Cage died?
As a mark of respect, there was, presumably, a 4'33" period of silence when it happened!
But performed on an ill-prepared piano...
I wonder if anyone recorded it for posterity...
No, that would be contrary to the philosophy behind the piece which relies on the immediacy of the moment. SSSSSSHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh.......

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Re: American organ music

Post by Timtin » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:18 am

rob wrote:
fredbucket wrote:
rob wrote:
Timtin wrote:
ahinton wrote:Now let me think - when was it that John Cage died?
As a mark of respect, there was, presumably, a 4'33" period of silence when it happened!
But performed on an ill-prepared piano...
I wonder if anyone recorded it for posterity...
No, that would be contrary to the philosophy behind the piece which relies on the immediacy of the moment. SSSSSSHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh.......
Shame - otherwise one could lock oneself in a fridge-freezer at freezing point.
Then, if it was set to cool down at 1deg/sec, by listening to Cage's masterpiece
right through, at the exact moment it ended, one would know that absolute zero
had been reached! (Come to think of it, the same effect would result without the
fridge-freezer being needed.)

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Re: American organ music

Post by fredbucket » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:56 pm

Timtin wrote:Shame - otherwise one could lock oneself in a fridge-freezer at freezing point.
Then, if it was set to cool down at 1deg/sec, by listening to Cage's masterpiece
right through, at the exact moment it ended, one would know that absolute zero
had been reached! (Come to think of it, the same effect would result without the
fridge-freezer being needed.)
Not quite, Tim. You'd be 0.15K out. Absolute zero is -273.15K.

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Re: American organ music

Post by Timtin » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:59 pm

A recent composition of mine is called 9'06", consisting of 9 minutes and 6 seconds of silence,
scored for two orchestras not playing identical non-existent music.
The critics were full of praise, rightly claiming that it was twice as good as Cage's half-baked effort.

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Re: American organ music

Post by rob » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:39 pm

fredbucket wrote:
Timtin wrote:Shame - otherwise one could lock oneself in a fridge-freezer at freezing point.
Then, if it was set to cool down at 1deg/sec, by listening to Cage's masterpiece
right through, at the exact moment it ended, one would know that absolute zero
had been reached! (Come to think of it, the same effect would result without the
fridge-freezer being needed.)
Not quite, Tim. You'd be 0.15K out. Absolute zero is -273.15K.

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Fred
Whoops Fred: −273.15°C (Celsius) = −459.67°F (Fahrenheit) = 0K (Kelvin)
Is the 'degree' symbol not used for Kelvin?

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