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Moon Echo Fugue

Instrumental piece written around a 2.6 second delay
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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 came back. It would have a dreamy feel appropriate to this method of adding an echo effect.

doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2012

What a guitar version might sound like. http://www.youtube....watch?v=Hs87GuoOvYo
[doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2012]

As Slow As Possible http://en.wikipedia...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.
tatterdemalion, Aug 28 2012

       Yeah, tbf, I'd be more interested in a badger and fox lunar tebuchet relay, soundtracked by, I dunno, Ken Laszlo.
calum, Aug 28 2012

       I think Brian May would jump on this. (see link)
doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2012

       It might appeal to Dr. May's astrophysics side.
tatterdemalion, Aug 28 2012

       Brian May is a brilliant idea, and I bet he'd go for it. Someone should write to him:
Brian May
Duck Productions Ltd.
PO. Box 141
Surrey GU20 6YW
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 28 2012

       I'll do it.   

       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 degree in engineering so he could probably design the actual laser that would do the job.   

       Good idea Max.
doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2012

       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 fire 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 thing?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 28 2012

       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 Confettipooper.
doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2012

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