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JEM FINER: LONGPLAYER EXCERPT – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
In November 2011, Jem Finer made four 6-hour recordings of Longplayer for Radio Boredcast. Longplayer is a one thousand year long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on the 31st of December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it was originally produced as an Artangel commission, and is now in the care of the Longplayer Trust.
Longplayer is composed for singing bowls – an ancient type of standing bell – which can be played by both humans and machines, and whose resonances can be very accurately reproduced in recorded form. It is designed to be adaptable to unforeseeable changes in its technological and social environments, and to endure in the long-term as a self-sustaining institution. http://longplayer.org
Jem Finer is a UK-based artist, musician and composer. Since studying computer science in the 1970s, he has worked in a variety of fields, including photography, film, experimental and popular music and installation. He is currently working on a number of new projects continuing his interest in long-term sustainability and the reconfiguring of older technologies.We have now archived as four 3-hour segments.
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