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Longplayer

Artist
Jem Finer
Date
1999
Publisher
Artangel
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Softcover, Vinyl Record
Size
315 × 315 cm
Length
60 
Description

Essays by Kodwo Eshun, Janna Levin and Margaret and Christine Wertheim

The Longplayer book recounts the journey from composer Jem Finer’s first idea for a thousand-year-long piece of music, in the back of a bus in 1995, to its realisation in two listening posts in Sydney, Australia, and London, England, on 31 December 1999. This unique book combines diagrams, jottings and calculations from Finer’s personal notebooks with essays by Kodwo Eshun, Janna Levin and Margaret and Christine Wertheim, who discuss notions of time, science, religion and music. The texts are accompanied by a vinyl record containing four musical fragments from Longplayer.

  1. Longplayer
 

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