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... that delay being provided by a laser transmission of the
music to a mirror on the moon. This provides
a 2.6 second delay due to the speed of light taking 1.3
seconds to get there, and 1.3 seconds to get back.
You'd play a 2.6 second piece then harmonize to it as it
back. It would
have a dreamy feel appropriate to this
of adding an echo effect.
What a guitar version might sound like.
[doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2012]
As Slow As Possible
The current organ performance of the piece at St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, began in 2001 and is scheduled to have a duration of 639 years, ending in 2640. [Voice, Aug 28 2012]
||Brian May does this on guitar and two delay returns.
||Yeah, tbf, I'd be more interested in a badger and fox lunar tebuchet relay, soundtracked by, I dunno, Ken Laszlo.
||I think Brian May would jump on this. (see link)
||It might appeal to Dr. May's astrophysics side.
||Brian May is a brilliant idea, and I bet he'd go for it.
Someone should write to him:
Duck Productions Ltd.
PO. Box 141
Surrey GU20 6YW
||Mr May was on the same record label as me in the
early 90s and he supposedly liked my music.
Maybe he'll remember me and hear out the idea.
Then again maybe not, but it's worth a try.
||I know we've got a laser mirror up there that's
probably not being used. I think Mr May also has a
in engineering so he could probably
design the actual laser that would do the job.
||The laser mirror is still (or at least recently) in
regular use. I remember seeing a documentary
about the aftermath of the Apollo program, and
there was one guy (a NASA guy, I presume) who
regularly went out to a station in the desert to
the laser at the mirror and time the reflection.
||And oh, wait...hang on a second. What was... it
was... yep, there it is - you were on the same
record label as Brian May??!! I am impressed, is
what I am. What, prey tell, was [doctorremulac]'s
alias in the real world? More specifically, can I
download you from that iNterwebTunes place
||I keep my identity secret so I can be a blustering
smartass on this site without fear of retribution. If
people knew who I was they'd know where I live
and worse yet, probably be wildly un-impresssed
by the revelation.
||I'll just say that on one day my singing was heard
by about 100 million people (unless they pushed
the mute button) and leave it at that so I'll sound
more intriguing than I actually am.
||Ok, I'll come clean since you've probably guessed
by now anyway. My real name is Burchum
Confettipooper. Yes, THE Burchum