18.4.08

The Most Unwanted Songs (25 min)







The men behind what they call "The Most Unwanted Song," conceptual artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid
" The most unwanted music is over 25 minutes long, veers wildly between loud and quiet sections, between fast and slow tempos, and features timbres of extremely high and low pitch, with each dichotomy presented in abrupt transition. The most unwanted orchestra was determined to be large, and features the accordion and bagpipe (which tie at 13% as the most unwanted instrument), banjo, flute, tuba, harp, organ, synthesizer (the only instrument that appears in both the most wanted and most unwanted ensembles). An operatic soprano raps and sings atonal music, advertising jingles, political slogans, and "elevator" music, and a children's choir sings jingles and holiday songs. The most unwanted subjects for lyrics are cowboys and holidays, and the most unwanted listening circumstances are involuntary exposure to commercials and elevator music. Therefore, it can be shown that if there is no covariance--someone who dislikes bagpipes is as likely to hate elevator music as someone who despises the organ, for example--fewer than 200 individuals of the world's total population would enjoy this piece. " via Quick Study (but i found the link via Boing Boing ok i admit it!)
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4 comments:

A La Piscine said...

Merci pour le commentaire ...
see you

Hellbound Alleee said...

Have you heard the "This American Life" episode on this? They played part of the Most Wanted and The Most Hated music. Part of the study also involved art. They had a website, last time I checked.

I believe I used the song on one of my podcasts a while back, on mondodiablo.wordpress.com .

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Anonymous said...

"It's official: Jews 'created' the worst 'song' of all time"

http://brianakira.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/its-official-jews-created-the-worst-song-of-all-time/