Jem Finer: Longplayer (2000)

1 January 2000 – 31 December 2999
Various locations, including Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, 64 Orchard Place, London E14

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A one thousand year long musical composition that began playing at midnight on 31 December 1999

Jem Finer Longplayer

Video: Brian Eno and David Graeber in conversation
2014's Longplayer Conversation at the Royal Geographical Society

The Longplayer Letters: Brian Eno to Nassim Nicholas Taleb

This diminishing future horizon is mirrored by an equally shrinking backwards view. We find ourselves left with prejudices and opinions that were hastily and emotionally formed at the time and not revisited and re-evaluated, drowned under a relentless stream of new stories and panics.

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1000 minutes of 1000 years performed in 2009 at the Roundhouse, London

Jem Finer Longplayer listening post

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