Followers have flocked to a church in Germany to hearken to a chord change in a observe which lasts for 639 years.

It’s the primary key change to ‘As Sluggish As Doable’ in seven years.

The observe by avant-garde composer, John Cage, is the world’s longest and slowest piece of music.

The piece began 19 years previously with a pause lasting virtually 18 months. The change of chord befell on the specially-built organ on which the composition is being carried out.

The Saint Burchardi Church inside the metropolis of Halberstadt started collaborating within the observe in 2001 and the ultimate observe change befell in 2013.

The score is made up of eight pages of music, to be carried out on the piano or organ – very slowly.

Nevertheless the anticipate the next scheduled chord change will seemingly be quick as in contrast – with 5 February 2022 slated as a result of the date.

The observe will end in 2640.

Cage, who handed away in 1992 on the age of 79, wrote the piece inside the Nineteen Eighties.

The composer is arguably most well-known for 4’33”, which is simply made up of Four minutes and 33 seconds of silence.


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