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Hear Áine O'Dwyer, Dominic Murcott & Angharad Davies performing live at Longplayer Day

June 2019

Longplayer Day 2019 will take place on Thursday 20 June. Listen to exclusive recordings from a previous edition

Conceived by the Longplayer Trust as part of their mission to keep Jem Finer's one thousand year long composition conserved, Longplayer Day is a recurring event that consists of many experimental sound performances along a walked route from Goldsmiths University to Trinity Buoy Wharf. Finer's composition, Longplayer, has been playing in the lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf since 1999, and will continue until 2999, when it will restart from the beginning.

The 2019 edition of the event will take place on 20 June and will feature live performances from musicians including Oliver Coates, Rhodri Davies, Shiva Feshareki, Phil Minton, David Toop, and Jennifer Walshe. All events are free to access and you can register your interest here now.

These three featured recordings were captured at Longplayer Day 2017. Hear Irish experimental musician Áine O’Dwyer performing on Annea Lockwood’s Piano Transplant No 1: The Permanently Prepared Piano’, composer Dominic Murcott playing his piece “Harmonic Canon” on Marcus Vergette's instrument of the same name, and violinist and composer Angharad Davies exploring duration and time via a perambulatory performance through Greenwich Foot Tunnel.

For further details and the full line-up visit the Longplayer Day 2019 website. Subscribe to The Wire now to access our entire digital archive and read Áine O’Dwyer's cover feature.

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