Commisioned by Artangel, Longplayer was developed by Jem Finer and managed by Candida Blaker with a think-tank comprising artist and musician Brian Eno, British Council Director of Music John Kieffer, landscape architect Georgina Livingston, Artangel co-director Michael Morris, digital sound artist Joel Ryan, architect and writer Paul Shepheard and writer and composer David Toop.
Longplayer was conceived as a 1000-year musical composition, which began playing on 1st of January 2000 and will play continuously and without repetition until 31st of December 2999.
Found in a disused lighthouse, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London Docklands.
Generated by a computer playing six loops taken from a pre-recorded 20-minute 20-second composition.
Primarily Tibetan singing bowls of various sizes.