2'42" is a series of pieces that reflects on the evolving nature of duration and form in this globalized new millenium.
A claim has been made that 2 minutes and 42 seconds is the perfect length for a pop song. This statement has been circling the internet, independently initiated by bloggers Joshua Allen and John Scalzi. It has been perpetuated by the likes of Boing Boing, Wired, NPR, and many more.
2'42" takes that statement to heart. Music written and/or recorded in cities around the world has been "corrected" to fit that "perfect pop song" length of 2:42.
A single track of 2'42" will be released online every week until they are all out in the wild. They will be available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Sonic Squirrel, Internet Archives, Youtube, and Vimeo.
Please enjoy this first installment: Cologne