504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309

Starting at 7 am on Saturday October 16, 02010 and continuing till 11:40 pm....

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.

Tickets are good for all parts of the event; the 6 hour Long Conversation, performance by Sosolimited and the 16.6 hour Longplayer performance.

7:00 am to 11:40 pm
* Longplayer will be performed from 7:00 am to 11:40 pm.
* Long Conversation & Sosolimited will take place from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Members of partner organizations receive one free ticket:
* The Long Now Foundation
* Contemporary Jewish Museum
* Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Official Website: http://longnow.org/longplayer/

Added by Long Now on August 27, 2010