in honor of the piano that's newly arrived in my life...
a couple weeks ago a chord was struck in a church in halberstadt, germany, in the perhaps best described as leisurely performance of john cage's "organ2/ASLSP" (As SLow aS Possible).
the piece was originally written to span 20 minutes on the piano but has been re-interpreted for the organ and stretched to last instead 639 years. The particular organ on which organ2/ASLSP is being played was built in 1361 and was the first with a 12 note fingering system (a quite important development in modern music...)
this lucky chord - A, C and F#, will have the pleasure of ringing out for a few years, aided in this by weights administered to the organ specially for this project.
keep your ears open for the next notes, two Es, scheduled for may 5th.