Back in 2002, Scandinavian sound artist Leif Inge created a version of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony that was digitally stretched to be 24 hours long. Which is to say that the music played very, very slowly, but Inge somehow processed the sound to eliminate distortion and pitch shifting. He called his creation "9 Beet Stretch."
There used to be streaming versions of this online, but apparently no more. I couldn't get the stream on Inge's website to work. However, there are some brief samples of 9 Beet Stretch on YouTube, such as this one:
But even though you may not be able to listen to a 24-hour version of Beethoven's Ninth, it is possible to listen to an even longer, slower 24-DAY version of it. Earlier this year, someone (who hasn't revealed their identity) created a "9 Beet Super Stretch" and posted the entire thing, as a free streaming download, on bandcamp.com. Next someone needs to create a 9 Beet Super-Duper Stretch which could be, what, 24 weeks long?
I wonder what it would sound like if you took the 24-day version of the symphony and sped it up to play in one hour?
You can check out a brief sample of 9 Beet Super Stretch below:
Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 05, 2016 -
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