Performing the Longest Musical Composition Ever Written
For the first time ever, Jem Finer will be leading a live performance of a 1,000 minute section of his 1,000 year-long 'Longplayer' at London's Roundhouse Theatre.
In a world where our laptops and portable music players are filled with hundreds of albums that could play for days on end without ever hearing the same song twice, the question of what to listen to has increasingly gotten more complicated. Just one more example in a long list of the myriad ways that information saturation permeates nearly every facet of our daily life. Now what if you could take all those choices away and only listen to one song for the rest of your days?
If you’re concerned with the potential for boredom at the prospect, then perhaps considering the longest piece of non-repeating music ever written might change your tune. Lasting for a 1,000 years, Jem Finer‘s Longplayer is just that, and for the first time ever, he will be leading a live performance of a 1,000 minute section at London’s Roundhouse Theatre on September 12th.