FINDING LONGPLAYER

In addition to its flagship location at the Lighthouse in Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, Longplayer can be heard at several public listening posts around the world, as well as through a live stream on the world wide web. Beginning in 2009, sections of Longplayer have also been performed by live musicians in a series of long-durational Longplayer Live events.

Google Earth information for terrestrial listening posts is in this .kmz file. To view this file you will need to have Google Earth installed.


ONLINE

Live Stream

A 56kbps live stream can be heard by clicking (or right-clicking) here:
longplayer.m3u
Once dowloaded, this .m3u file should open in your default music application. The stream originates from the Lighthouse in London and is hosted by SPC.org. If you are interested in mirroring this stream on your server, please get in touch .

Excerpts

In addition to the live stream, you may listen to four excerpts below. These excerpts are also available on the LP included with the Longplayer book. The dates and times of these excerpts are listed in IDL, ie. as they occurred at the International Date Line.

1st January 200000.00.00 - 00.10.46
5th July 200001.02.00 - 01.14.59
5th September 200006.21.00 - 06.32.36
4th December 200204.25.00 - 04.35.40

The Longplayer Trust is committed to keeping Longplayer free and available to the public. If you enjoy these streams and would like to support the project please consider making a donation here.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Lighthouse

Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JW

The original Longplayer installation, running since the 31st December 1999, is situated inside the 19th century lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

In addition to the listening post, 234 singing bowls, used as a part of the 66-foot-wide orchestral instrument to perform Longplayer Live, are on display. The steel structure, designed by Ingrid Hu, was commissioned to display and store the bowls and was installed in autumn 2012. Each tier of the structure, containing 39 bowls positioned sequentially, corresponds to one of the six concentric rings of the Longplayer Live instrument.

Photograph by James Whitaker

Opening Hours: From the 21st June 2009 open every weekend, 11am - 5pm (winter times, October - March inclusive, 11am - 4pm).
Visitors are advised to check the News page for any last minute schedule changes.
Free of charge, though donations are welcome.

By Train: DLR train to East India. Do not take the bridge across the road to the offices.
Take the stairwell nearest the riverside and turn right (east) along the main road, Aspen Way. This will take you up to a roundabout. Go around this, keeping the river to your right, and down the slip road. See map below.

By Bus: 277 bus to Leamouth.

By Boat: You can take a boat from the centre of London to QE2 pier, which is on the opposite bank from the Lighthouse. From there, take a Jubilee Line train to Canning Town. One stop on the DLR takes you to East India. For schedules and information visit the Thames Clippers website.

By Car: Parking is free.

Thanks to Urban Space Management, in particular Eric Reynolds and John Burton, and to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust for their generous support, in making this listening post possible.


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The Royal Observatory

Greenwich, London SE10
Official Website

The Science Museum

Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
Official Website

EGYPT

Bibliotheca Alexandria

El Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt 21526
Official Website

USA

The Long Now Foundation Museum

Fort Mason, San Francisco
Official Website

LIVE

Longplayer Live

Since the premiere of Longplayer Live in 2009, sections of Longplayer have been heard in an intermittent series of live musical performances. In these, a small ensemble of 6 – 12 musicians perform a carefully synchronised section of Longplayer’s 1000-year-long score on a large, specially-constructed orchestral instrument. For more information about past performances and upcoming events, see the live page. Up-to-date information can also be found on the news page.

Performances to date:

The Roundhouse, London, 12.09.2009, 08:00 – 13.09.2009, 00:40 BST

The Lighthouse, London, 31.12.2009, 12:00 – 15:00 GMT

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 16.10.2010, 07:00 – 23:40 PDT

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