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Todd Eisworth
Date: 2008-10-04 18:38
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This past April, NPR's "All Things Considered" had an April Fools Joke concerning a mythical composer known as Simon Fluegel.  You can read about it here ; the point was that Fluegel was exploring a compositional style known as "subminimalism", and had just released a new CD called "B-Flat and other notes", where each composition consisted of a single note played by various instruments.

I thought "Ha ha, very amusing".  But now I've discovered Giacinto Scelsi, who actually HAS written a composition called Quattro Pezzi su una nota sola ["Four Pieces on a single note"] (1959).   Yes, indeed. The pieces are exactly as advertised. You can even buy the CD at Amazon.com.

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User: pulidose
Date: 2011-04-13 17:23 (UTC)
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User: mansfieldrew
Date: 2011-11-01 07:41 (UTC)
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This article was vey helpful to me. It helped me to be informed and more aware. The details were such a blessing, thanks.

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User: sherourdhas
Date: 2011-11-02 11:13 (UTC)
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Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

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