Friday, September 15, 2006
Why Erik Satie is better than Lynyrd Skynyrd
There are 841 reasons, actually.
Redundant? No way.
By the by, it's worth noting that the instructions on the original score are actually conditional: ""In order to play this motif 840 times consecutively to oneself, it will be useful to prepare oneself beforehand, and in utter silence, by grave immobilities." In order to play it that way -- not that one should be expected to play it that way.
So kudos to Kenneth Goldsmith (the guy behind the recent performance, linked above) for taking liberties with this one.
(No, I haven't listened to all eight hours.)
Free Albums points to a good article on the man and the piece.