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Fun Fact October 16, 2020.

16 October 2020


A musical fun fact today.  We all love our music.  It’s a universal language that nearly everyone understands.  Many of us have gone to concerts and enjoy live performances.  The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage’s “Organ2/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible) started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in the year 2640. The “performance” is being played one chord at a time on an organ specifically built for the task.  It only has six pipes and the instrument itself is enclosed in a Plexiglas box. The last time the note changed was earlier this year on September 5th.  The current chord will be played for 2,527 days or until February 5, 2022.