Starting at 7:00am on Saturday October 16, 02010 and continuing until 11:40pm...
Jem Finer's Longplayer is a 1,000 year long composition that's been playing continually at listening posts around the world since the beginning of the millennium. For 1,000 minutes this October 16th it will be performed live by 18 musicians on a 60 foot-wide, custom-built instrument, integrating both its score and instrumentation - an orchestra of singing bowls, in YBCA's Forum.
and simultaneously from 3 pm to 9 pm....
Longplayer will be presented with the Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds. Interpreting the Long Conversation in real time will be a data visualization performance by Sosolimited; an art and technology studio out of M.I.T.
Long Conversation speakers include Melissa Alexander, John Perry Barlow, Violet Blue, Stewart Brand, Danese Cooper, Jem Finer, Ken Foster, Saul Griffith, Paul Hawken, Danny Hillis, Jane McGonigal, Peter Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Jill Tarter, Ken Wilson, and Pete Worden, among others.
Longplayer musicians include Jem Finer, Ansuman Biswas, James Fearnley, and J. Maizlish Mole, among others.
Sat, Oct 16, 7 am-11:40 pm: Longplayer
Sat, Oct 16, 3-9 pm: Long Conversation
Longplayer: 1,000 Years in Three Simultaneous Acts – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
Long Conversation & Sosolimited—736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103—Contemporary Jewish Museum
415-978-2787 or http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=12110
Tickets are good for all parts of the event: the 6 hour Long Conversation, performance by Sosolimited and the 16.6 hour Longplayer performance.