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"Longplayer: Jem Finer"
2000-01-01 until 2999-12-31
UK United Kingdom
LONGPLAYER is an attempt to make sense of such a span of time. Emanating from one present moment into the unfolding future of the next thousand years, it provides a projection of growth and change. A thousand-year musical compostition, it will play continuously and without repetition from January 1, 2000 until it's completion on December 31, 2999. During the year 2000, LONGPLAYER can only be heard at public 'listening posts' around the world.
The project engages with the shapeless and limitless mystery of time. It offers no promise of glimpsing a future horizon but rather alludes to the constant impossibility of defining and imaging time beyond human existence. In the accelerated world of our present, LONGPLAYER is, and will be, a slow unfolding whole; its completion hundreds of years beyond our lifetimes. It is therefore a work which can only be experienced in part at any monent and consumed in total.