Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Ang: Leica Users digest V19 #180
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 09:35:07 +0100
References: <>

"You are not a composer, you cannot hear what you write." Messian to John

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From: "Dan Honemann" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 5:32 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Ang: Leica Users digest V19 #180

"I have nothing to say, and I am saying it."
- -- John Cage

To which, Göran Bjerklow replies, "Under sportlovsveckan (v 10) är jag ledig
må-ti-to-fre, dock i tjänst onsdagen 7 mars."

The man is brilliant!


> I, for one, read each repetition of Göran Bjerklow's post, which could be
> seen as the email equivalent of the work of certain early minimalist
> composers, Terry Riley's "In C," and Steve Reich's early tape loop
> compositions, most notably "Come out" and "It's gonna rain," immediately
> come to mind.
> For those of us having problems with Mr. Bjerklow's piece, I suggest the
> following approach developped by John Cage (who considered himself an
> maximalist):
> If something is boring for two minutes, try it for four.
> If it is still boring at four minutes, try it for eight.
> If it is still boring at eight minutes, try if for sixteen.
> Continue in this fashion until it becomes interesting.
> Guy

In reply to: Message from "Dan Honemann" <> (RE: [Leica] Ang: Leica Users digest V19 #180)