Leading contemporary sound artists and musicians – Nico Muhly, Susan Philipsz OBE, Gabriel Yared, Jamie xx, Chris Watson, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller – have been commissioned to respond to a painting of their choice from the National Gallery collection. Each brand new ‘soundscape’ has been specially created for the exhibition.
The musicians and sound artists have their own space in the exhibition in which their chosen painting and their new soundscape has been installed. These immersive and site specific installations give visitors the opportunity to experience and think about paintings in an entirely new way – to hear the sound within the painting and to see the visual within the sound. This style of exhibition has never before been staged at the National Gallery.
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