Canadian designer Bruce Mau and architect David Adjaye kick off the second Artangel Longplayer Conversation next Tuesday at the Royal London Hospital in London, E1.
The event is the second of its kind and brings together two ‘cultural leaders’, who are aware of each other’s work but who have never met before, to engage in an ideological and philosophical discussion.
It forms part of the Longplayer project, designed to be a 1000-year installation by Artangel in London’s Trinity Bouy Wharf, which centres around a non-stop musical composition from artist Jem Finer.
The inaugural conversation pitched together Laurie Anderson and Doris Lessing in 2005.
According to Artangel, ‘Longplayer can arguably claim to be the longest-ever-performing piece of music. Taking more than four years to compose, it grew to encompass areas as diverse as physics, architecture, history, space, cults and religions, digital music theory, mechanics, the science of sound, artificial life, complexity and time.’
For details on the discussion, which takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 13 February, see www.artangel.org.uk .