Monday 20 July 2015

Hear the painting, see the sound - The National Gallery in London

When you look at a painting, what do you hear? This summer the National Gallery in London wants visitors to use their ears to experience art work hanging on its walls.
Soundscapes is a new exhibition where musicians and sound artists have composed tracks inspired by specific paintings.
Take a look at some of the art on show - and hear the sounds created for them - with curator, Minna Moore Ede.
Soundscapes is at the National Gallery until 6 September 2015.
Image: Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), Paul Cézanne, about 1894-1905
Audio: Les Grandes Baigneuses, Gabriel Yared, 2015 (cello: Vincent Segal; clarinet: Stéphane Chausse; soprano solo: Cecile Tournesac; piano: Gabriel Yared; sound engineering and design: Alain Francais)
Image: Lake Keitele, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1905
Audio: Lake Keitele, Chris Watson 2015 (yoik: Andre Somby)
Image: Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors') by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1533
Audio: Air on a Broken String, Susan Philipsz, 2015 (violin: Leila Akhmetova) (audio courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin)
Image: The Wilton Diptych, about 1395-9
Audio: Long Phrases for the Wilton Diptych, Nico Muhly, 2015 (viola da gamba: Liam Byrne; sound design: Jethro Cooke; additional mixing: Paul Evans)