Someone Designed this Musical Score to Be Unplayable. So Someone Played It, Of Course.

You don’t need to be able to read music to see what a mess this is.

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It was written as a joke by a guy named John Stump back in 1980. No one was ever supposed to perform it. But that was in the age before computers, sequencers and Pro Tools.  See what technology can do? (Via Boing Boing)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Someone Designed this Musical Score to Be Unplayable. So Someone Played It, Of Course.

  • March 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm
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    The music in the video bears no resemblance to the sheet music, which would be unlistenable with no discernible melody at all. Somebody is trying to pull a fast one.

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