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Throughout the Festival

Art in the Huts

Longplayer is a one thousand year long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on the 31st of December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again.

Housed in one of First Light Beach Hut’s Longplayer will have a 24-hour home on the seafront where listeners will be able to experience the meditative sound of Longplayer and its unique combination of ancient instruments and modern technology with a view out over the Suffolk coastline.

Conceived and composed by artist Jem Finer, Longplayer can be heard in person as a sound installation at special listening posts around the world, via an iOS app or live-stream at, as well as in live performances.

Longplayer Legacies 9th October 2018 with Larry Achiampong.