The Long Now 2017 © Berliner Festspiele, photo: Camille Blake
The Long Now 2017

The Long Now

30 hours Kraftwerk Berlin

Curated by Berno Odo Polzer, Laurens von Oswald and Harry Glass

The Necks & ‘A’ Trio
The Long Now special four hour sextet improvisation
The Necks
Chris Abrahams, piano
Tony Buck, drums
Lloyd Swanton, double bass
‘A’ Trio
Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet
Sharif Sehnaoui, guitar
Raed Yassin, double bass

Horatiu Radulescu
Capricorn’s Nostalgic Crickets
for seven B-flat clarinets (1972)
Samuel Dunscombe, Kai Fagaschinski, Theo Nabicht, Michiko Ogawa, Winfried Rager, Michael Thieke, Ingolfur Vilhjalmsoon clarinet

Morton Feldman
For Philip Guston
for flutes, percussion and keyboards (1984)
S.E.M. Ensemble
Petr Kotik, flutes
Chris Nappi, percussion
Joseph Kubera, piano, celeste

Lucio Capece
presents “Space Tuning Conditional Music”
Flying speakers, Analogue Electronics, Saxophone and Sine Waves

Extended night performance

Live electronics

Soundwalk Collective
Live electronics

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Live electronics

Tomoko Sauvage
Amplified ceramic waterbowls

and many others

“The Long Now” is a place for the enduring present. A space in which time itself can unfold and the sense of time can take uncharted paths. With a duration of more than 30 hours, the project invites visitors to detach from the clocked pace of the present and indulge in the chronosphere of “The Long Now”.

“The Long Now” is the grand closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues 2018. Surrounded by the monumental setting of Kraftwerk Berlin, the project assembles concerts, performances, electronic live-acts, sound and video installations to form a composition in time and space. Embracing musical worlds from early Renaissance polyphony to the musical avant-garde, experimental electronics, Ambient and Noise, this fourth edition of “The Long Now” allows for sonic and bodily experiences of an exceptional kind. Visitors are welcome to spend the entire duration in the powerplant, sleep over, or come and go. Beds will be provided.

Funded by the Capital City Cultural Funds.


In co-operation with Berlin Atonal
With support of Kraftwerk Berlin

Tickets & Dates

The Long Now

Kraftwerk Berlin

24.03., 19:00 € 30 (day ticket)
25.03. from 08:00 € 30 (day ticket)
24. & 25.03. € 45 (2-day ticket)

Reduced tickets € 25 / € 35
at the evening box office

SAT 24 Mar., 19:00 to SUN 25 Mar 2018, 24:00