The Making of Soundscapes at the National Gallery

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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6:00pm, 19 Nov 2015

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

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