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(LA Times)   Norwegian composer takes recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and slows it down so it lasts 24 hours   (calendarlive.com) divider line 109
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2006-11-27 09:10:17 PM  
Hmmm, so I guess with any cheap looping program available any numbnut with a rudimentary grasp of slowing noise down can be a composer now?
 
2006-11-27 10:49:37 PM  
Note to Norwegian composer: marijuana has the same effect.
 
2006-11-27 10:59:54 PM  
It takes a while, but the cold actually DOES get to you.
 
2006-11-27 11:17:22 PM  
That must be one hell of a long whole note.
 
2006-11-28 01:01:44 AM  
extremecatholic.blogspot.com
Ludwig Van...
 
2006-11-28 01:29:48 AM  
I'm pretty sure you can do that with the Windows Sound Recorder.
 
2006-11-28 01:40:58 AM  
Too bad you can't get good acid nowadays.
 
2006-11-28 06:12:22 AM  
Howie_Feltersnatch wins.
 
2006-11-28 06:15:45 AM  
This is just dumb.

The worst part, is that it's not even original. There's already somebody out there playing the "world's longest composition" or something like that, where they play one note every couple of months or so.
 
2006-11-28 06:19:28 AM  
www.blamonet.com
 
2006-11-28 06:24:18 AM  
That's enough to make anyone gloomy and suicidal.
 
2006-11-28 06:29:49 AM  
This.thread.is.useless.without.a.link.to.said.recording.

/at least an outtake will suffice
 
2006-11-28 06:33:24 AM  
So does that make this man a composer as well, since he can condense the 50 states song into one yelp?

i.tbs.com
 
2006-11-28 06:34:28 AM  
link to said music here

http://break.com/index/stop_motion_piano_and_drums.html


/no html linkie pop, what do you take me for, smart html?
//no html me dumb
 
2006-11-28 06:35:01 AM  
That'd be an awfully big MP3 -- and I'm sure the server would get hammered by Farkers :)
 
2006-11-28 06:36:23 AM  
LesserEvil: This is just dumb.

The worst part, is that it's not even original. There's already somebody out there playing the "world's longest composition" or something like that, where they play one note every couple of months or so.


Agreed, but this is really all postmodernism has to offer.

"The symptom of decline in creative power is the fact that to produce something round and complete the artist now requires to be emancipated from form and proportion. Its most obvious though not its most significant, manifestation is the taste for the gigantic. Here size is not, as in the Gothic and the Pyramid styles, the expression of inward greatness, but the dissimulation of its absence. This swaggering in specious dimensions is common to all nascent Civilizations." - Spengler
 
2006-11-28 06:40:06 AM  
The worst part, is that it's not even original. There's already somebody out there playing the "world's longest composition" or something like that, where they play one note every couple of months or so.

Yup, that would be John Cage's Organ2/ASLSP. They're already on the second chord which is really quite exciting! Only 600 or so years to go!
 
2006-11-28 06:43:52 AM  
So modern composers are as useless as modern artists?
 
2006-11-28 06:47:16 AM  
Actually, this is quite cool. I RTFA, and found the link:

www.notam02.no/9

That takes you to the site that hosts the streaming audio. I've been listening for a while and could see listening to this a lot.

/not chemically enhanced.
//except for coffee.
///big ninth fan.
 
2006-11-28 06:50:15 AM  
The guy who did it isn't really touting it as anything but what it is, so I don't get all the hate. The effect is very, very cool. Sounds very much like Michael Stearns a la Baraka.
 
2006-11-28 06:51:05 AM  
Detroit_Bob: So modern composers are as useless as modern artists?

If the composer is Iannis Xenakis? Yes. If it is Pierre Boulez? No.
 
2006-11-28 06:51:14 AM  
Detroit_Bob: Modern composers? Sorry. Haven't had one of those since Aaron Copland dropped dead in 1990...
 
2006-11-28 06:51:21 AM  
As a musician who can read music, I have to say this is ultimately boring and dumb
 
2006-11-28 06:53:41 AM  
tards... EUROTARDS!
 
2006-11-28 06:56:04 AM  
JB-NoHo: Haven't had one of those since Aaron Copland dropped dead in 1990...

*cough*Philip Glass*cough*
 
2006-11-28 06:56:48 AM  
I really think Mr. Feltersnatch said everything that can possibly be said in this thread. This thread is dead to me.
 
2006-11-28 06:56:54 AM  
anyone notice that the article takes 24 hours to read?

/down with wordy articles!
//cut to the point, I have to keep up with fark.com and actually work!
 
2006-11-28 06:57:48 AM  
prjindigo: EUROTARDS!

great, you have some leotards, we should care why?

/google Eurotard if you have no idea where I was coming from
 
2006-11-28 06:59:29 AM  
Yup, that's dull. Well, it's alright, in a kind of Brian Eno "Music for Boring People With" kind of way. He's using one hell of a time-stretcher though, total lack of ugly sonic artifacts and soforth, quite impressive technologically. Wish I had one, but I'd use it for fitting drumloops to time in me music, nothing so culturally weighty. Sorry, I meant boring.
 
2006-11-28 07:00:05 AM  
WhyteRaven74: *cough*Philip Glass*cough*

*cough*NOT*cough*

And I'm listening the the MP3 of the thing right now and... what's the farking point? Beethoven got it so right the first time around with the 9th -- one of the greatest pieces of music ever written -- and the slowed down version sounds like nothing so much as the opening credits of a bad movie.

Yo, PoMo Dudes -- GoMo Fark yourselves, m'kay?
 
2006-11-28 07:01:10 AM  
Sigh... And in Europe these numbnuts go to state-funded schools that pay for this utter nonsense with tax money.

Yes, in my country too. I pay taxes for a school system that educates this particulary annoying breed of scenesters.
 
2006-11-28 07:01:48 AM  
WhyteRaven74


Knock knock.
Who's there?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Knock knock.
Who's there?

Philip Glass.
 
2006-11-28 07:02:43 AM  
Next up, someone slows down John Cage's 4'33" to last 243 years and eight months.

As long as someone forces to listen to every second of it, maybe not so bad...
 
2006-11-28 07:03:29 AM  
In other news, sony to unveil 1440-minute CD format.
 
2006-11-28 07:03:38 AM  
I guess that means I'm a composer now. I can hum the 9th while underwater....hmm.....Aqua Ludwig....Where's my grant?
 
2006-11-28 07:06:41 AM  
Okay. Honestly, the first ten minutes of this thing sounds like Andrew Lloyd Weber taking a dump through the string section of the Munich Light Opera Orchestra on a very foggy, humid, rainy day.

That other sound you hear is Ludwig van, spinning rapidly in his grave...

No way in hell I'd put up with 144 times what I just forced myself to listen to.

May the perpetrators of this stupidness be forced to listen to an endless loop of every rap/hip-hop... er, thing, created since 1983. At full volume.
 
2006-11-28 07:12:01 AM  
JB-NoHo: Yo, PoMo Dudes -- GoMo Fark yourselves, m'kay?

Sigh. You just don't get it, do you? This brilliant Norwegian has taken something that is beloved worldwide and generally regarded to be a masterpiece and (here's the true genius of it) deconstructed it so that it is pretentious and totally incapable of inspiring joy or any other positive emotion.

/postmodernism is a mental disorder, nothing more
 
2006-11-28 07:17:13 AM  
Philip Glass isnt related to Todd Glass, is he?
 
2006-11-28 07:19:42 AM  
volsung3M: deconstructed it so that it is pretentious and totally incapable of inspiring joy or any other positive emotion.

Exactly. When these little asshats decide to construct something, they can give the rest of the world a call. Otherwise... send them back to their parents' basements, which is where they belong.

(But you obviously got that, too, PoMo style comment notwithstanding...)
 
2006-11-28 07:20:29 AM  
Nothing makes classical music more tedious, then dragging it out to ungodly lengths.
 
2006-11-28 07:21:34 AM  
volsung3
"postmodernism is a mental disorder, nothing more"

There's my new email sig.
 
2006-11-28 07:23:00 AM  
JB-NoHo
When these little asshats decide to construct something, they can give the rest of the world a call.

You give us a call when you do...
 
2006-11-28 07:33:21 AM  
equusdc: You give us a call when you do...

I have, and you're not on the list. Asshat. Now suck my nuts...
 
2006-11-28 07:35:09 AM  
stupid farking idiots. If I can do it, it ain't art, and I sure as hell can eventually round up enough guys to play the 9th over the course of a day. Like the article said, of course one begins to farking 'feel the notes' because there isn't anything else going on. It's just that sort of Big-Lebowski-thinking that turns people off of art in the first place..., "Dude, let's all jizz on my cat and stick it on a picture of an upside-down Pope".

It would be the same farking thing if I were to read Nabakov's poetry at one word per hour... people would shrug, no one would care, Nabakov would roll over in his grave, and then someone would write a crappy article about it.
 
2006-11-28 07:35:13 AM  
Interesting! No wait, the other thing: tedious.
/Bender
 
2006-11-28 07:35:16 AM  
JB-NoHo

How...Pre-Mo of you.
 
2006-11-28 07:39:07 AM  
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2006-11-28 07:39:48 AM  
I've listened to it for nearly fifteen minutes now, and all I can say is at least it's somewhat creepy. Not sure I'd know what to do with a 2 gig mp3 (192kbps) on my hard drive though, other than delete it.
 
2006-11-28 07:41:37 AM  
IrieTom: In other news, sony to unveil 1440-minute CD format.

Ha! Nice. And to think, if that guy had picked the Ring Cycle instead, we might have had a whole 'nother view of the music industry...
 
2006-11-28 07:42:14 AM  
Call me when somebody paints the Ninth Symphony blue, or makes it taste like lemonade.
 
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