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Artangel: Sonic Ray by Jem Finer at Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse

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Time 19:00
Date 30/09/21
Price £7.5
  • Produced by Artangel
  • Price £7.50 standard /£5 concession
  • Get ready to hear a 1000-year long musical composition
  • Bring along a packet of Gauloises
  • Surf to Buy tickets
  • See you at Trinity Buoy Wharf

Experience contemporary art on a boat via light and sound, by founding member of the band The Pogues, produced by Artangel.

Between Thursday 30 September 2021 and Sunday 21 November 2021.
Times: Dusk – Late
Running time: 1.5 hours


Sonic Ray is a new large-scale installation by Jem Finer and Artangel that projects the sound of Longplayer through a beam of light across the Thames between two locations linked via a short boat ride.

You can start your journey at either the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse or Richard Wilson's walk-on sculpture 'Slice of Reality' on the Greenwich Peninsula.

About Jem Finer
Jem Finer first collaborated with Artangel on Longplayer, a one-thousand-year-long musical composition that began playing at midnight on 31 December 1999. This collaboration has continued throughout the years marked by events including Longplayer Live 2009, the ongoing Longplayer Conversations series, and, most recently, with the Longplayer Assembly.

Known as an artist, musician and as a mathematician, Jem Finer is also an award-winning composer whose works include Score for Hole in the Ground, in which underground falling water plays on hidden percussive instruments; Landscope, an inverted pylon that detected storms on Jupiter, and The Centre of the Universe, a spiral tower that ‘listened’ to the cosmos. Finer was a founding member of the band The Pogues.

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