Soundscapes

I was keen to see the National Gallery’s Soundscapes, which has been curated by Minna Moore Ede, who organised the exhibition Metamorphosis in which three contemporary artists responded to Titian.   This time she has got six contemporary composers and sound artists to respond the paintings in the National Gallery’s collection.   The point is to get visitors to slow down, to listen as well as to look, and respond to art through all their senses.   First is Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele interpreted by Chris Watson, a sound engineer who recorded bird song not in Norway where there is too much sound pollution, but instead in Northumbria:-

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