Longplayer Assembly 2020



24 leading thinkers converged in a live non-stop 12-hour conversation relay 10.00 – 22.00 BST Saturday 26 September 2020.

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The Longplayer Assembly marked the twentieth anniversary of Jem Finer’s Longplayer: a continuous piece of music commissioned by Artangel that began playing at the turn of the millennium, with a duration of 1000 years. Embracing the essence of Longplayer as a contemplation of time, the Longplayer Assembly echoed this continuity through its convergence of 24 participants, from around the world, whose individual specialist work embodies long term thought. Each speaker conversed in turn, passing the virtual baton every 30 minutes in a non-stop 12-hour live relay.

Find out more: https://www.artangel.org.uk/longplayer/longplayer-assembly/

Participants: Alexander Rose, Amia Srinivasan, Brian Eno, Catalina Ortiz, Eyal Weizman, Farhana Yamin, Helen Thompson, Holly Jean Buck, Jacqueline Springer, Janna Levin, John Akomfrah, Laurie Anderson, Mariana Mazzucato, Meehan Crist, Mulindwa Moses, Naomi Alderman, Precious Lunga, Rupert Beale, Saskia Sassen, Saul Griffith, Sukhdev Sandhu, Theodore Zeldin, Vibeke Mascini, and Will Prentice, with an introduction by Ansuman Biswas.


– Produced for Artangel by Tadeo Lopez-Sendon http://tadeosendon.net/
– Live subtitles by StageText, delivered by MyClearText http://www.stagetext.org/
– Image: Graphic design by Rose Nordin http://rosenord.in/
– Presented in association with London Review of Books. Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.

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