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Slapping music

Angie Dickinson and Lee Marvin perform Steve Reich's "Clapping Music". Via Kyle Gann.
posted by kenko on Feb 3, 2011 - 49 comments

Saturday night!

Ann-Margret joins the Bay City Rollers to entertain possibly one of the greatest audiences in the history of show business. (SLYahooV)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 3, 2010 - 77 comments

Gimme Five

Hey Everybody, Clap Your Hands!
posted by Xurando on Oct 23, 2008 - 18 comments

Clapping Music

Counting in groups of 12 the first performer claps on 1,2,3,5,6,8,10 and 11. The second performer starts by clapping the same pattern but gradually shifts the pattern one step to the right. You are playing Steve Reich's clapping music. If you are serious you will want to study the score - and perhaps a watch a performance). If you are happen to be Evelyn Glennie you can have a go at both parts at once. - those slightly less more mortal are likely to end up like this. [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Jan 14, 2008 - 25 comments

-=Applause=-

History of Applause: What compels us to clap in appreciation? Theories abound. The earliest clapping is found in percussive instruments of ancient Egypt (jpg), while the Bible has us clap in joy, as well as derision. Emperor Nero so craved it he would pay freelancers to applaud his atrocious singing. Applause has even influenced classical compositions.

But, in the age of the pre-planned encore, do we still mean it?
posted by apostasy on Feb 2, 2003 - 17 comments

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