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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Composing
From: boulanger.croissant at (Peter Klein)
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:42:36 -0700
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Ha!  And thanks!

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:11 AM, Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:

> Peter, I'm impressed with your talent. The only notes I have control of
> are in my wallet, and sadly I can barely manage them...
> However, your photo reminded me of this.
> A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he
> hears music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source.
> He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a
> headstone that reads: "Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827". Then he realizes
> that the music is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and it is being played
> backwards!
> Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him.
> By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time
> it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played
> backwards.
> Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When they return with
> the
> expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backwards. The expert notices
> that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they
> were
> composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.
> By the next day the word has spread, and a crowd has gathered around the
> grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played
> backwards.
> Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group.
> Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music.
> "I would have thought it was obvious," the caretaker says. "He's
> decomposing."
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Klein" <pklein at>
> To: "lug" <lug at>; <olympus at>;
> <leicareflex at>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:28 AM
> Subject: [Leica] IMG: Composing
> at N04/29770630846/in/da
>> teposted-public/>
>> Click on photo to enlarge a bit.
>> This photo combines three of my interests: Composing, bassoon playing and
>> photography. I'm re-notating a bassoon duet that I wrote B.C. (Before
>> Computers). It's a great way to learn my new notation program, and the
>> program will generate an electronic performance from score once I'm done.
>> The weird-looking keyboard behind the MIDI piano keyboard is a Kinesis
>> ergonomic keyboard.  I've used this model for years. It really saves wear
>> and tear on the hands.  Leica M Monochrom and Voigtlander 21/4 Skopar.
>> Enjoy!
>> --Peter
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In reply to: Message from pklein at (Peter Klein) ([Leica] IMG: Composing)
Message from imra at (Douglas Barry) ([Leica] IMG: Composing)