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i finally feel comfortable to post this.

originally, several years ago, i was going to call this 2977. recently i've come to understand that it really should be called 2996.

the idea is to try to comprehend how large that number really is.

imagine hearing 2977 hits, once per second. it would take nearly 50 minutes.

so here, for brevity's sake, i started at a slow rate and accelerated it. this is what you hear here. 2977 hits.

the artifacts are interesting in that they add a sense of scale.

2977 is a f*cking large number.
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Uploaded: Sep 10, 2013 - 08:47:34 PM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2013 - 08:08:00 AM Last Played: Sep 11, 2017 - 05:23:45 PM
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peacepiano said 1500 days ago (September 10th, 2013)
Motorized
Interesting demonstration. There is a point early on where you cannot distinguish the individual hits, after that it develops a motorized sound with increasing rpms. Hmmmm....
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Llarion said 1500 days ago (September 10th, 2013)
I was able to drum along... :)
I had to do triple strokes right near the end there.... (TOTALLY KIDDING). It's interesting that you can actually hear your tempo increments...
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Alimar said 1500 days ago (September 10th, 2013)
John
Cage would be proud.
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bud said 1500 days ago (September 10th, 2013)
I love when I get to hear you think
your process pieces are always uniquely musical. Trying to understand if the periodic artifacts I am hearing are the incremental steps of the tempo increasing - or something else.
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Skean said 1500 days ago (September 11th, 2013)
Wow
Interesting, and very clever doneā€¦ Get 5 of 5 *****
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carbon said 1500 days ago (September 11th, 2013)
2996 (7)
that's fascinating. seems more like 299600. very cool experimentation, smokey.
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Parichayaka said 1500 days ago (September 11th, 2013)
I still don't feel comfortable commenting, but I'll try:
I was concerned when I imagined listening to 2977 of those hits. Thanks for only posting 2976 (whew). Now, what I got from this was the realization that to understand or grasp anything, even vaguely, it takes effort. And time. And how many times we form strong opinions or talk about things with conviction when we really haven't experienced them or tried to fully understand.

How fleeting and how long a moment can be, depending on whether we pay attention to it or now. How much we could learn if we would have a greater sense of awareness! Nice idea this one. Not sure you had any of this in mind, but I know you ponder things and your insights are usually much deeper than this one:)
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PeterB7858 said 1499 days ago (September 12th, 2013)
2996
I think it caused my heart to beat faster... Interesting. Thanks, Bill.
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VicDiesel said 1494 days ago (September 17th, 2013)
Visualization
or Auralization? Great idea. And you're right it's a large number, even if wasn't quite 5000 like people were originally claiming.

The artifacts are very intriguing.
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Jarvoid said 1490 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
it sounds like
Woody Woodpecker's been at the cocaine again......or my old wooden ruler twanging championship days are back !

But .....um ......why?
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