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Ryoko Akama, Ele Carpenter, Oliver Coates, Rhodri Davies, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Max Eastley, Shiva Feshareki, Jem Finer, Clare Gasson, Hither Green Drone Orchestra, Debbie Kent, Aleks Kolkowski, Graham Lambkin, John Lely, ‘The Making of Americans’ Reading, Phil Minton, Áine O’Dwyer, Lee Patterson, Marcus du Sautoy, Lindsay Seers, Blanc Sceol, Gavin Starks, David Toop, Jennifer Walshe


Full programme and location details below.


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On Thursday 20 June 2019, from noon until midnight the Longplayer Trust and Goldsmiths, University of London will host the second of the biennial festival Longplayer Day. 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, abandoned police stations, churches and on the Thames shoreline, mapping the route to the end destination of Trinity Buoy Wharf (Poplar) at sunset.

Longplayer Day is inspired by Longplayer, a one thousand year-long composition by the artist Jem Finer. Its curated programme of new commissions, performances, talks, publications and collective activities explore time and duration, and seek to inspire audiences into new consideration of long-term behaviours, environmental awareness and durational thinking. In keeping with the festival’s themes, Longplayer Day takes place biennially on or around the summer solstice (the longest day of the year).

The confirmed programme of artists, writers, curators and speakers includes Ryoko Akama, Ele Carpenter, Oliver Coates, Rhodri Davies, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Max Eastley, Shiva Feshareki, Jem Finer, Clare Gasson, Hither Green Drone Orchestra, Debbie Kent, Aleks Kolkowski, Graham Lambkin, John Lely, ‘The Making of Americans’ Reading, Phil Minton, Áine O’Dwyer, Lee Patterson, Marcus du Sautoy, Lindsay Seers, Blanc Sceol, Gavin Starks, David Toop and Jennifer Walshe.

All events are free to access.

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