Daily Archives: March 9, 2011

The Legeti-Stone

In 1951, György Ligeti – a contemporary composer, left his birthplace in Târnava-Sânmărtin, Romania, to explore the world. This monument is a giant ticking metronome that kept time with Ligeti’s moods and expiriences since he left town and only stopped when he would return for short stays. Since he is buried in Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, this monument will continue to tick forever and ever and ever and ever. It is a visual representation of what a Legeti composition would look like if it’s fundametal medium was not comprised of sound, but rather began as; a man on a bike with dreadlocks. sporting a disco ball helmet and dressed in all white, crashing into a muddy river, deep inside the woods of Ligeti’s hometown.