Institute of Archaeology


Longplayer Conversation: Sada Mire and Richard Sabin

26 September 2023

Sada Mire (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been invited to take part in this year's Longplayer Conversation.

Dr Sada Mire, UCL (Image credit: Daniel Tamagni)

The annual conversation inspired by long-term thinking will take place at the British Library on Thursday 28 September 2023 at 7pm. Sada Mire will be in conversation with Richard Sabin, Principal Curator of Mammals at the Natural History Museum, London.

Initiated in 2005, the Longplayer Conversation invites leading cultural thinkers to conduct a public conversation inspired by Longplayer, a project which unfolds over the course of a millennium. 

Longplayer is a 1,000 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. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it was originally produced as an Artangel commission, and is now in the care of the Longplayer Trust. 

Previous Longplayer Conversations have included Denise Ferreira da Silva and Timothy Morton, Chris Watson and Sir David Attenborough, Marina Warner and Ali Smith, Brian Eno and David Graeber.

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