Longplayer Day is a biennial festival inspired by Longplayer, a one thousand year-long composition by the artist Jem Finer. Its curated programme of new commissions, performances, talks, screenings and workshops explore time and duration, and seek to inspire audiences into new thought on long-term behaviours, environmental awareness and durational thinking. In keeping with the festival’s themes, Longplayer Day takes place on or around the summer solstice (the longest day of the year).
All events are free to access. The day is peripatetic: the audience move from one location to another, choosing their agenda for the day from the time-specific events, free to join proceedings when they choose. Performances happen in parks, bandstands and on the Thames shoreline along the route to the end destination of Trinity Buoy Wharf (Poplar) at sunset.
Curators: Helen Frosi & James Bulley
Assistant Curator: Philip Serfaty
Longplayer Day Assistant: Gregory White
Advisory group: Jem Finer, Iris Garrelfs & John Levack Drever
Graphic design: Joe Hales
James Bulley is an artist, composer and curator whose practice explores place-specific installation, locative sound and sound sculpture.
Philip Serfaty is a curator and the director of Black Tower, a not-for-profit project space and artists’ studio provider.