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Takes a lickin'...

Posted at 8:12 AM on August 15, 2006 by John Birge
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...keeps on tickin'.
What better way to celebrate the birthday of Johann Maelzel, inventor of the metronome, than a chance to hear, and SEE, Gyorgy Ligeti's Poeme Symphonique for 100 metronomes.

And while I'm on the subject of music and machines, today is also the birthday of Leon Theremin, inventor of the early electronic instrument that bears his name. His life story is fascinating, and this documentary will just knock your socks off!