On Wednesday 21 June 2017, noon until midnight the Longplayer Trust and Goldsmiths, University of London, produced the inaugural Longplayer Day.
Longplayer Day 2017 was a 12-hour peripatetic cross-disciplinary festival that celebrated the recently announced partnership between Goldsmiths and Longplayer. Events took place across various locations beginning at midday at Goldsmiths (New Cross, London) and concluding at midnight with celebrations at Trinity Buoy Wharf (Poplar, London).
Áine O’Dwyer’s performance on Lockwood’s Piano Transplant No.1, the permanently prepared piano is the first since the work was created in the 1960s.
Improviser and percussionist Rosie Bergonzi will perform John Cage’s I Ching chance-based composition, Child of Tree (1975).
The Study Group is a workshop space dedicated to performing artist Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations. Members include Martina Conti, Stephen Shiell, Artur Vidal and Hannah White. Welcoming the Light was composed by Pauline Oliveros for the Summer Solstice.
Adam Scovell (Director): ‘Holloway’ (2017)
A screening of Holloway (2015) directed by Adam Scovell with contributions from Robert MacFarlane, Stanley Donwood, Dan Richards, James Bulley and Richard Skelton. An introductory talk will be given by one of the authors of the Holloway book, Dan Richards.
Richard Wilson – The Harangue
In performance of The Harangue, Wilson will be accompanied by Sean Dower and Ansuman Biswas.
Richard Wilson is internationally celebrated for his interventions in architectural space which draw heavily for their inspiration from the worlds of engineering and construction.
Sean Dower produces works in sculpture, photography, film, live performance and sound.
Ansuman Biswas works in a wide variety of media, but his central concern lies between science, work and religion.