You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Longplayer: a thousand years of music in your pocket

Longplayer: a thousand years of music in your pocket


by The Longplayer Trust

What is it about?

Longplayer: a thousand years of music in your pocket!


App Details

Last updated
June 22, 2015
Release date
June 22, 2015
More info

App Store Description

Longplayer: a thousand years of music in your pocket!

Not recommended for versions of iPhone lower than iPhone 5.

Longplayer is a musical composition that has been playing since the beginning of the year 2000, and will play on, never repeating, until it reaches the point at which it first started, exactly 1000 years later. Longplayer is in effect an everlasting piece of music; its score mirrors a planetary system, six musical events whose orbits come into phase once a millennium.

Until now, Longplayer has only been accessible by visiting a handful of "listening posts" or via an online stream.

This app is the first standalone version of Longplayer, creating the music in real time based on the composition's thousand-year-long score. It requires no data connection and automatically synchronises itself with every other copy of the app across the globe. With this app, you become part of a community of listeners distributed through space and time, across many lifetimes.

- real time high-quality playback of Longplayer, with no need for a data connection
- plays in the background: listen to Longplayer while you continue to use other apps, and while your phone is locked.
- real time score display
- graphic and textual information explaining how it works
- detailed information section about Longplayer's history, development, composition, conceptual background and much more
- up-to-date news from the Longplayer website (data connection required)

Recommended for headphones or external speakers.

Watch a short video explaining Longplayer:

Longplayer was composed by Jem Finer and commissioned by Artangel in 1995. It is now in the care of the Longplayer Trust.

AppAdvice does not own this application and only provides images and links contained in the iTunes Search API, to help our users find the best apps to download. If you are the developer of this app and would like your information removed, please send a request to and your information will be removed.