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Long-term Perspectives During a Pandemic

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 27th, 02020

On April 14th, 02020, The Long Now Foundation convened a Long Conversation featuring members of our board and invited speakers. Over almost five hours of spirited discussion, participants reflected on the current moment, how it fits into our deeper future, and how we can address threats to civilization that are rare but ultimately predictable. . . .   Read More

This is How You Perform a Piece of Music 1,000 Years Long

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on April 25th, 02018

  Jem Finer’s initial calculations for his Longplayer project, (01995). Time is evoked in music in countless ways. In the first article in this series, we explored some of the long-term themes in Brian Eno’s work and traced that influence to his involvement with the 10,000-Year Clock. Through generative music — a compositional technique that uses a small set of […]

Music, Time and Long-Term Thinking: Brian Eno Expands the Vocabulary of Human Feeling

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on November 30th, 02017

Brian Eno’s creative activities defy categorization. Widely known as a musician and producer, Eno has expanded the frontiers of audio and visual art for decades, and posited new ways of approaching creativity in general. He is a thinker and speaker, activist and eccentric. He formulated the idea of the Big Here and Long Now. . .   Read More

Jem Finer’s Longplayer for Voices Launches a Kickstarter

by Chia Evers on July 24th, 02014

The Long Now Foundation’s relationship with the Longplayer Trust, which launched a Kickstarter campaign this week, is older than either organization. Nearly 20 years ago, in “The Big Here and the Long Now”, Brian Eno noted that: Since the beginning of the 20th century, artists have been moving away from an idea of art as […]

Long Player Live in London

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 21st, 02009

LONGPLAYER  LIVE
THE LIVE DEBUT OF THE LONGEST PIECE OF MUSIC EVER WRITTEN

Lasting 1000 years, Jem Finer’s Longplayer has been playing without interruption, since the first moments of the year 2000, at listening posts around the world. Originally commissioned by Artangel, for almost 10 years it has been performed by computer. Now, for. . .   Read More