Jem Finer is a UK-based artist, musician, and composer. Since studying computer science in the 1970s, Finer has worked in photography, film, installation, and experimental and popular music.
Much of Finer’s work explores systems and processes playing out over extremes of time and space. His best-known works include "Longplayer," a 1,000-year musical composition, and "Score for a Hole in the Ground," a permanent, self-sustaining musical installation in a forest in Kent that is activated by gravity and falling water.
During a two-year artist residency in the Astrophysics Department at Oxford University, Finer created several works including two sculptural observatories that collected radiofrequency signals from space and translated them into sound.
Finer is currently developing a massive, water-driven computer that composes music while performing its calculations.