Thursday, December 31, 2009

LongPlayer: Happy Tenth Anniversary!

In this age of rush and deadline, it seems bizarre that anyone would have the time to listen to a piece of music that lasts for a thousand years (let alone write it!)

Nevertheless, that is what Jem Finer did. His LongPLayer composition was first played (and is still playing) on midnight on December 31, 1999. It will end (if the world doesn't do it first) on December 31, 2999.

Actually, what this (as well as the Long Now project) seeks to show is that people are able to look a little further ahead than the end of the current financial year.

Meanwhile, you can catch the remaining 99% of the composition here.