The first development performance of Longplayer for Voices was held at The Future Everything Festival in March 2014. And a second performance of 1000 seconds took place at the Roundhouse on 12 July 2014.
This event was followed by a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to support further development of the project
Developing a version of Longplayer that is dependent purely on the human voice frees the performance of Longplayer from a dependence on any form of technology. This is a significant step in Longplayer’s strategy for survival.
The objectives of the research and development are to discover, through practice and discussion, in workshops, expositions and scratch performance, how a vocal version of a section of Longplayer can be performed and scored.
Jem Finer, in collaboration with Choir Master Peter Broadbent (Joyful Company of Singers) and composer Orlando Gough, aims to produce an innovative new physical score and resolve the sonic challenges and practicalities of how to perform a 1000 minute (16hrs40min) version of Longplayer for Voices. The work will premier in 2018 at the Roundhouse, London.