In 1980, Yoko Ono and John Lennon released the album Double Fantasy. The second track “Kiss Kiss Kiss” is written by Yoko, who said, “There is the sound of a woman coming to a climax on it, and she is crying out to be held, to be touched. It will be controversial, because people still feel it’s less natural to hear the sounds of a woman’s lovemaking than, say, the sound of a Concorde, killing the atmosphere and polluting nature.”
Listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHG7Q6UNZk4
Rutherford Chang collects first-pressings of The White Album and currently own 969 copies.
The final element of his project will be a recording on which several hundred copies of The White Album are electronically overlaid. He will also produce an image made of several hundred overlaid covers.
Give me crack and anal sex
Take the only tree that’s left
and stuff it up the hole
in your culture
Give me back the Berlin wall
give me Stalin and St Paul
I’ve seen the future, brother:
it is murder.
Cory Arcangel downloaded clips of cats ‘playing’ pianos on YouTube, and edited these clips using a code he wrote to recreate Arnold Schoenberg’s composition, widely considered the first ‘atonal’ work of music.
“My dad and I have had our rough patches. Growing up. I was popping pills and we had our share of scraps, but there are also nice memories — watching ‘Papillon’ on TV for the first time in our Ohio basement, and we caught a lot of catfish on the Little Kanawha River. My dad is also responsible for the most crucial turning point in my life. I was 10 years old, taking guitar lessons from a neighbor and it wasn’t going anywhere. My dad hunted down a real guitar teacher, a guy named Jim Smith, and the rest is history.”
In the video “Janske-Guitar”, artist Jan Adriaans returns to his parents’ house and films his mother playing his electric guitar in the attic – the dwelling of his childhood/teenage years.
Organ²/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) is a musical piece by John Cage and the subject of one of the longest-lasting musical performances yet undertaken. It was originally written in 1987 for organ and is adapted from the earlier work ASLSP 1985; a typical performance of the piano version lasts 20 to 70 minutes. In 1985, Cage opted to omit the detail of exactly how slowly the piece should be played.
The performance of the organ version at St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, began in 2001 and is scheduled to have a duration of 639 years, ending in 2640.
Homage to Arnold Schönberg’s unrealised patent of a musictypewriter
Cast: frozen water, food colouring, musicpaper