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Buddhist Music


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Is this some sort of breathing pattern ?


#4

It’s a graphic that circulates on classical music forums sometimes. It’s not usually called “Buddhist music”.

It’s basically a satire of very avant-garde postmodern “art music”.

The score indicates the following sonic instructions. Someone whispers “Patience” and we near an almost inaudible rustling and brushing sound, designed to be aperiodic and somewhat “annoying”.

After a length of time, perhaps a minute, perhaps several hours, that same voice whispers “Patience” again and the sound stops.

I actually love the piece.

But it is silly.

I don’t even know who originally “wrote” it.