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    I have discovered that the first movement of Paganinis first violin concerto is perfect when mowing the lawn. The length is perfect, ~18min, for me to finish. Do you have any boring activities that lights up with classical music?

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    Philip Glass makes any activity seem interesting by comparison.

    just kidding, I wouldn't listen to him even if you paid me

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    I usually have Military Marches in my ear-muff when I mow the lawn, notice that the precision of the mower stripes become much more precise then when I listen to other stuff!

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    Not sure how you overcome the noise of the mower for this. If the activity is boring enough then any really engaging music will do. But the truth is the only time I'm really bored is if I have to focus on the task at hand, and so I couldn't focus on the music then. Otherwise I have a pretty rich inner life and can let my thoughts roam.

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    I enjoy listening to Satie's Vexations while staring at a blank wall for several hours at a time.

    Feldman's String Quartet #2 works well for this (non)activity also.

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    While doing tasks like dishes or pulling weeds I like listening to short works, like piano etudes or other short piano pieces. Longer works like symphonies or concertos I enjoy listening to while doing nothing else.

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    In Haruki Murakami's novel 1Q84 the protagonist likes to listen to Janáček's Sinfonietta whlie working out. It's a plot point, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahammel View Post
    In Haruki Murakami's novel 1Q84 the protagonist likes to listen to Janáček's Sinfonietta whlie working out. It's a plot point, actually.
    What happens next?
    The Brain - is wider than the Sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    What happens next?
    Extremely weird stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahammel View Post
    Extremely weird stuff.
    And then what happens?
    The Brain - is wider than the Sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    And then what happens?
    The story ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahammel View Post
    The story ends.
    Great, thanks for that, saves me reading it!
    The Brain - is wider than the Sky

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    right now I'm listening to Lully's Phaeton on mum's old TV while manually setting her favourite channels on the one she just bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deggial View Post
    right now I'm listening to Lully's Phaeton on mum's old TV while manually setting her favourite channels on the one she just bought.
    Vous avez de la bonne chance! - Madame la Marquise...
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    Well, my work is not always quite exciting (software developer) and I work 4 days a week at home, so I am always with my headphone listening to music, I am not sure how I could keep my sanity without it! But I must say that Shostakovich is always fun when coding, the rage and fear in it gives it a boost (and help me to stay awake)!
    Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine. (Ludwig van Beethoven)

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