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.
This version of Longplayer is currently in development.
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. There will be 60 trained singers participating in the research and development.
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.
The first development performance of Longplayer for Voices was held at The Future Everything Festival in March 2014.
There will be opportunities to experience the work as it evolves over the next four years. To become a co-commissioner or producer of this work visit (support page)
The research and development of this work are supported by Grants for the Arts and The Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.