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Continuing without interruption. See Synonyms at continual.

[Middle English incessaunte, from Late Latin incessāns, incessant- : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin cessāns, present participle of cessāre, to stop; see cease.]

in·ces′san·cy n.
in·ces′sant·ly adv.
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Noun1.incessancy - the quality of something that continues without end or interruption
endlessness - the property of being (or seeming to be) without end
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And whereas the DJ runs away in frustration over the incessancy of the task, man is instructed that he must ever persevere though he may not in fact complete the task, as it says, "the task is not for you to finish, neither are you free to desist from it" (Avot 2:16).
Yes, given that this conference is specifically addressing spectral music, a certain amount of this is understandable and makes sense, but the incessancy with which it is handled (in some cases) seems a bit pointless.
The flood of work in the [collection] does induce one to read him again, to see him from a world--this world of 2009-whose incessancy he did not envision, except in words of prose, which anyone can write.