Sample footage from exploratory trip to Germany | June 2018


Film3/ASLSP will explore large scale multi-generational endeavors taking place around the world and individuals whose lives and work expand our understanding of time and ask us to see into the future, into eternity. These stories force us to abandon our commonly-held notions of time and encourage us to look at time not as a linear progression perceived from within the boundaries of one’s lifetime but one in which past, present, and future converge in each passing moment. The story of celebrated composer John Cage’s 1985 composition “As Slow As Possible” (ASLSP) serves as both jumping off point and foundational thread for the film. Since 2001, a specially-designed organ housed in a 600-year-old church located in the sleepy German town of Halberstadt, a performance of ASLSP has been continually playing and is set to conclude on September 5, 2640.


September 5, 2020 – Rainer Neugebauer with the John Cage Organ Foundation addresses the crowd of press and Cage enthusiasts from all over the globe who have assembled in Halberstadt, Germany despite the Covid-19 pandemic to witness the 15th note change in the performance of Organ2/ASLSP.