The Study Group were invited to present a participatory piece for Longplayer Day 2017, a 12-hour peripatetic cross-disciplinary festival on the summer solstice, celebrating the recently announced partnership between Goldsmiths and Longplayer by Jem Finer.


We chose to share 'Welcoming the Light: for a solstice circle', written by Pauline Oliveros in 1996. It is a piece about directions that emphasizes on the one hand the singularity of each direction, whilst also giving you the opportunity to embrace different directions at the same time, in order to, as the score indicates 'find a sort of unity'.


This Study Group session was led by Stephen Shiell, Harriet Smelt, Artur Vidal, Hannah White and Martine Wolff. Recorded by Stephen Shiell.