Jem Finer — York Mediale

Jem Finer

Jem Finer is the creator of Longplayer, a 1000-year-long musical composition. Longplayer began playing on 31st December 1999 and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again.

Longplayer grew out of a conceptual concern with the difficulty of representing and understanding the expansiveness of time and acts as a catalyst for long-term thinking. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, spatialised in collaboration with Simon Hendry.