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  • Title:
    Vexations
  • Artist:
    Erik Satie
  • Year:
    1893
  • Description:
    This work bears the instructions: Pour se jouer 840 fois de suite ce motif, il sera bon de se préparer au préalable, et dans le plus grand silence, par des immobilités sérieuses ("In order to play the theme 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities"). Many people have taken this to mean "play it 840 times" - which results in a performance of at least 12 hours!
  • Disciplines and Movements:
    MUSIC and Classical Music
  • Themes and Tags:
    repetitive

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