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Tom Service explores brevity in music in the company of sonic artist JLIAT who has made a piece lasting 1/44100th of a second.

Tom Service ponders brevity in music - how short you can go? From Beethoven bagatelles to Webern's chamber miniatures, short doesn't need to mean lightweight. Short pieces may be intricate as a netsuke or as simple as a sonic doodle. Or suggest a fragment of something larger. Tom talks to sonic artist JLIAT, who has made a piece lasting 1/44100 of a second. But he's thinking of shorter pieces.

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Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle, Op 119, No 10 Allegrament

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich.
    • Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126.
    • Philips.
  • Carl Stalling

    Wind-Up Doll

    Performer: Carl Stalling.
    • The Carl Stalling Project Volume 2 More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1939-19.
    • Warner Bros. Records ‎.
  • Erik Satie

    Le Prisonnier Maussade

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Satie - The Complete Solo Piano Music.
    • Decca.
  • Joby Talbot

    League of Gentlemen Theme Tune

    Performer: Joby Talbot.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Allegro in C major, K.1b

    Performer: Cyprien Katsaris.
    • The Mozart Family.
    • PIANO21.
  • Johannes Haessler

    Etude from 360 Etudes

    Performer: Johannes Haessler.
  • Robert Schumann

    Mit Humor (Davidsbuenldertaenze)

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG.
  • John Zorn

    Obeah Man

    Performer: John Zorn.
    • Naked City.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
  • Anton Webern

    3 Little Pieces op 11 No. 2

    Performer: Clemens Hagen. Performer: Oleg Maisenberg.
    • DG.
  • Pierre Boulez

    Notations - no 2

    Performer: Chen Pi-hsien.
    • CBS.
  • Pierre Boulez

    Notations - no 10

    Performer: Chen Pi-hsien.
    • CBS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude, No. 11, Op. 28 in B Major

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Goldberg Variations - Canon in unison (No.3)

    Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - 14 Canons BWV 1087.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Judith Weir

    Mountain Air 3

    Performer: Judith Weir.
  • Napalm Death

    You Suffer

    Performer: Napalm Death.
    • Scum.
    • Earache Records.
  • Napalm Death

    The Kill

    Performer: Napalm Death.
    • Scum.
    • Earache Records.
  • John Zorn

    Igneous Ejaculation

    Performer: John Zorn.
    • Naked City.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
  • Béla Bartók

    Dragon's Dance from Mikrokosmos - no 72

    Performer: Jenő Jandó.
    • Bartok - Mikrokosmos.
    • Naxos.
  • György Kurtág

    Microludes no. 2

    Performer: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • György Kurtág

    Microludes no. 3

    Performer: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • JLIAT

    one bite piece [CLICK]

    Performer: JLIAT.
  • György Ligeti

    Sippal Doppal Nagihegeduval - VII

    Performer: Amadinda Percussion Group. Performer: Katalin Károlyi.
    • The Ligeti Project III.
    • Teldec.

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