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Longplayer, London

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  • Longplayer is an extraordinary musical sculpture located at the top of a lighthouse in the quirky, amusing and always engaging Trinity Wharf area...just where the River Lea enters the Thames. Sculptur...  more »
  • Absolutely unique installation in a lighthouse in an obscure part of docklands, which is quite tricky to find. There is nothing quite like this - a 1000 year musical piece, played on a series of brass...  more »
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  • A designated listening post situated in the Lighthouse (1863) where on weekends listeners can hear the ongoing continuous performance of the 1000 year long (non-repeating) composition. There is no refrain.... The view of the "The Millennium Dome" not without a touch of irony. Music of the ages overseen by custodians, administered by a Trust A counterpoint to the eternally repeated tidal and lunar rhythms monitored nearby. Free admission. Donations welcomed. Recommended - worthwhile.
  • We trekked halfway across London to see this and, to be honest, we were really underwhelmed. Having expected some sort of ongoing live performance, that the website boasts has been playing for over 19 years, we were surprised to find it’s just a room of musical bowls with recorded music being piped into it. It’s pretty and all, and there are nice views from the listening post above the room, but that’s about it. There aren’t really any other things to see or do in the immediate vicinity, making this a bit of a disappointing trip all in all.
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