Halberstadt’s musical history includes a very “crazy” project, namely a 639-year realization of the organ piece ORGAN²/ASLSP by the American composer and avant-garde artist John Cage (1912–1992).
Crazy in the sense of “out of place” because it does not fulfilll the conventional expectations of music lovers of a concert, such as melody and rhythm or being able to hear it to the end in its entirety. The musical piece is being performed since 2001 and will finish in the year 2640.
One can experience a time and sound experience of a very unique kind in the almost thousand-year-old Burchardi Church since the beginning of the 3rd millennium. A truly trans-epochal time-piece, a sound-space between past and future, a worldwide recognized reference project of modern music and art.