The Making of Soundscapes at the National Gallery - The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Making of Soundscapes at the National Gallery

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The Making of Soundscapes at the National Gallery

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, UK

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Soundscapes, Susan Philipsz in front of The Ambassadors (1533)

  • Thursday 19 November 2015
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    F44, 1st Floor in the New Wing, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, UK, WC2R 0RN

Speaker

  • Dr Minna Moore Ede - The National Gallery

Organised by

  • Dr Irene Noy - The Courtauld Institute of Art

This audio documentation of the event was kindly recorded and edited by the sound artist John Kannenberg. 

A review was written by our PhD student Julia Secklehner and is available on our Views and Reviews blog.

Soundscapes was a very different type of exhibition for the National Gallery (8 July- 6 September 2015).

Musicians and sound artists were invited to choose a painting from the National Gallery’s collection and compose a sound or musical response to it.

The diverse group included Turner prize winning Susan Philipsz and renowned Canadian sound and installation artists Janet Cardiff and George Miller, as well as leading classical contemporary composers, Nico Muhly and Gabriel Yared.

Each artist was given their own room in which their chosen painting and their musical response were installed together.

There was no text in the rooms, they were deliberately dark- the aim was to enhance the experience of looking at the pictures through very different means than the traditional art historical exhibition presentation.

The curator Dr Minna Moore Ede will discuss the making of Soundscapes in conversation with Dr Irene Noy.

This event is part of What Sense is There in Art? series.

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