The inspirational Extended Play is a thought provoking installation, reflecting on the lives of children who have survived conflict, continuously and positively celebrating hope, survival and new beginnings.
Artist Janek Schaefer’s score in three parts for violin, cello and piano is played on nine multi-speed record players arranged within the space. As visitors navigate around the installation, their movements cause the record players to stop and start. The visitors’ influence over the ever-changing composition is a reminder of our place in the global community and the impact we can have on its stability.
“A piece to return to again and again… haunting and lulling.” The Times
Winner of The British Composer of The Year Award, for Sonic Art 2008 and Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers 2008. Commissioned by hcmf// 2007.