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Something Different for a Change


Two months ago (May 5), the chord of John Cage's composition Organ2/ASLSP changed! In a special ceremony, people gathered at the St. Burchardi Church in Halberstadt, [East] Germany to witness the changing of the chord. You may think my news is a bit late, but given the context this is like light speed. The next change won't happen for about a year.

"We love the event because it's so brilliantly funny," said Jens Frohling, 38, a bank employee who had come from Frankfurt to this town about 110 miles southwest of Berlin. He said government officials had been trying, without great success, to draw visitors to eastern Germany. "So why not this?" he said. "I think it worked." Read more.

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