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.

For more about Longplayer please see longplayer.orgLongplayer was commissioned by Artangel and is in the care of the Longplayer Trust. The Longplayer Trust is a registered charity, no. 108 7243.


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


James Bulley is an artist, composer and curator whose practice explores place-specific installation, locative sound and sound sculpture.


Philip Serfaty


Philip Serfaty is a curator and the director of Black Tower, a not-for-profit project space and artists’ studio provider.


Helen Frosi


Helen Frosi is a London-based artist researching into the cultural, social, and political aspects of sound and listening.

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Greg White


Gregory White is an artist working at the intersection of art, music, and technology.