The Long Now
The 2020 edition could not take place.
30 Hours Kraftwerk Berlin
Curated by Berno Odo Polzer, Laurens von Oswald and Harry Glass
This is the sixth edition of The Long Now, a 30-hour durational project at Kraftwerk Berlin and an invitation to forget time and space and to surrender oneself to a physical and artistic borderline experience.
The Long Now is a place for the continuing present. A space in which time itself can unfurl and senses of time can dilate into as yet uncharted patterns. With a duration of 30 hours, the project invites visitors to detach from the clocked pace of urban life and indulge in this chronosphere. The Long Now is the closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues 2020. Embedded in the monumental setting of Kraftwerk Berlin, concerts, performances, electronic live-acts, sound and video installations form a large-scale composition in time and space. Embracing musical worlds from Andean indigenous music to the musical avant-garde, from minimal and ambient music to experimental electronics and noise, this sixth edition of the event offers sonic and bodily experiences of an exceptional kind. Visitors are welcome to spend the entire duration in the power plant, sleep over, or come and go. Beds will be provided.
for 6 percussionists (1969)
Carmine Emanuelle Cella
for 6 percussionists with smart instruments (2019)
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
for 12 performers
Berlin Edition (2020)
Myriam Van Imschoot composition & conductor
in collaboration with Anissa Rouas
for string quartet and fixed medium (2011/17)
Disseminate as Five String Quartets
for string quartet and fixed medium (2017)
Clemens Merkel, violin
Stéphanie Bozzini, violin
Isabelle Bozzini, viola
Alissa Cheung, cello