1000 years of music in London Lighthouse

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Postby LeadingLight » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:16 am

The Brittish capital may be miles away from the shore, but is does have a real lighthouse. (Evidence here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&ss=2&w=all&q=trinity+buoy+wharf+lighthouse&m=text).

Londons lighthouse is part of Trinity Buoy Wharf and was built for training of the keepers. Nowadays the wharf is a site for cultural events and a meeting place of artists.

At the start of the millennium, a 1000 year lasting composition for Tibetan singing bowls started in the lighthouse. The computer driven music is programmed in a way that it will last exactly 1000 years without any repeat of sequence. At the end of the millennium it back where it started. The original idea was adopted quickly and got lots of support worldwide. The music can now be heard on 6 locations around the world and on the internet. Last Saturday the computersound was muted and mucisians in the lighthouse took over the music for 1000 seconds. I've been listening for a while and it's restfull music.
The website of the music project: http://longplayer.org/
The website of Trinity Buoy Wharf: http://www.trinitybuoywharf.com/home.html
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:59 am

That is so Cool, Frans.... 8) .......Thanks for posting this..!!!!!!!!!
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