And the audience was rapt:
More than 1,000 music-lovers showed up on Saturday, July 5, in a German town to hear a change of note in the longest-running and slowest piece of music ever composed. Eccentric US composer John Cage (1912-1992) planned his composition to last 639 years, meaning more than a dozen generations of musicians will be needed to play it on an automatic, as-yet unfinished organ at Halberstadt, Germany. Entitled ORGAN2/ASLSP, it began in 2001 and has so far reached its sixth note.
That's a tiny bit little longer than the Sex And The City movie.