Three Apple iMac DVs will provide the platform for a 1,000-year-long piece of music, conceived by Pogues co-founder Jem Finer.
Finer’s composition will assume an “artificial life” of its own, evolving over 1,000 years from January 1, 2000.
The piece, named LongPlayer, has been created using a sound synthesis programming language called SuperCollider, and will run on three iMacs in parallel with an “analogue watchdog”. This will switch machines should one of the iMacs encounter problems and go down.
The project was commissioned by Artangel - an organization dedicated to supporting the arts.
LongPlayer will be heard at public listening posts in England and around the world. Artangel’s listening post is based at a disused lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf, in London. Admission is free.
For further details phone 0171 336 6803.