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This is a John Cage piece for organ, written in the 80s. He didn't specify how slowly it should be played. Typical performances last between 20 and 80 minutes, but at a church in Germany, a performance is underway that will last a total of 639 years. You can hear a webcast of the piece here.
The piece began with a pause that lasted almost a year and a half. The last change took place on July 5. The next change will take place on November 5.
For some reason that I can't articulate, I am finding this fascinating. It seems so beautifully pointless. I also think it's a neat tribute to Cage who was never afraid of crazy experiments. It is literally being played as slowly as possible, since the length of the piece was based on the expected life of the organ.