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Anonymous
April 18, 2004 10:26:31 PM

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Hope I'm not just posting old news. While searching for info about an
"extremely long term music project" MetaCrawler dredged up a review of
Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction on
slashdot.org. the article has many links to IF sites and other
resources on the right side of the web page. I thought this would be
of interest to the group (which is listed in the column running along
the right side of the article BTW). A quick pre-morning coffee scroll
down the group in my newsreader didn't bring anything about this to my
half-awake attention though I seem to remember reading some reference
to the book here or elsewhere online recently.

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/14/0137208

OT, "extremely long music performance" will be my next unsatisfactory
search term. Does anyone here happen to have some info about a
project/performance I heard about on radio news (NPR or BBC program
most likely) recently? I think the locale is European and the rough
concept is an extremely long or slow performance of some song or
concert lasting 1000 years or more. Think bells are the instruments
being used with every note spaced proportionately so the song or
concert is being performed in this extremely long time rather than in
the minutes or hours it is normally performed in. I don't recall the
reason for this project which will certainly require quite a
commitment of resources over generations to complete.

BEH

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Anonymous
April 18, 2004 11:31:17 PM

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On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 18:26:31 GMT, Blue Event Horizon
<invalid@nospamneeded.com> wrote:

[snip]

> A quick pre-morning coffee scroll
>down the group in my newsreader didn't bring anything about this to my
>half-awake attention though I seem to remember reading some reference
>to the book here or elsewhere online recently.
>
>http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/14/0137208
>
[snip]

A later search in which I eventually typed twisty without misspelling
immediately shows

Slashdot Book review of "Twisty Little Passages"

was posted to the group days ago with better information. Don't know
what mention may be in posts with subject lines not referring to this.
Oh, well.

Considering the amount of new public attention this book may bring to
IF and all the IF links at slashdot which seems to have a good sized
readership I'd think the book and this review would be generating more
comment. Plus it sounds like a book worth buying for those of us
with an interest in IF already.

I'm even going to put in a Patron Purchase Request at my local public
library. If the library does purchase or lease it Twisty Little
Passages will spend some time in the New Books section where it will
be noticed by many people with little or no knowledge of IF who are
just browsing to see what is new. New Books is the most prominent
display area in the library IMO.

BEH
Anonymous
April 19, 2004 1:43:49 AM

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"Blue Event Horizon" <invalid@nospamneeded.com> skrev i melding
news:3qg580ppituf29pce4o3hm8qqn8gsfc9vq@4ax.com...

> OT, "extremely long music performance" will be my next unsatisfactory
> search term. Does anyone here happen to have some info about a
> project/performance I heard about on radio news (NPR or BBC program
> most likely) recently?


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1525792.stm
Anonymous
April 20, 2004 1:11:17 AM

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Blue Event Horizon wrote:

> I'm even going to put in a Patron Purchase Request at my local public
> library. If the library does purchase or lease it Twisty Little
> Passages will spend some time in the New Books section where it will
> be noticed by many people with little or no knowledge of IF who are
> just browsing to see what is new. New Books is the most prominent
> display area in the library IMO.


I did that for the St. Louis County MO library system some months back.
I checked today and saw that the copy they purchased was checked out,
with one hold on it, so some folks are getting use out of it.




Brian Rodenborn
Anonymous
May 1, 2004 10:11:39 AM

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On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 21:43:49 +0200, "Jan Thorsby"
<no_jthorsby_spam@broadpark.no> wrote:

>
>"Blue Event Horizon" <invalid@nospamneeded.com> skrev i melding
>news:3qg580ppituf29pce4o3hm8qqn8gsfc9vq@4ax.com...
>
>> OT, "extremely long music performance" will be my next unsatisfactory
>> search term. Does anyone here happen to have some info about a
>> project/performance I heard about on radio news (NPR or BBC program
>> most likely) recently?
>
>
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1525792.stm
>

Thank you very much, Jan..
http://www.npr.org/programs/pt/features/2003/sep/aslsp.... has a link
to the audio archive of the program I heard as well as other links.
Don't see a legit way to tie this into something on topic.
OrganĀ²/ASLSP as sound effects for a game based on "The Slow Kings"
perhaps. A game where 638/639ths of the displayed messages are "Time
Passes" :) 

BEH
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