Tina Engstrom

Soundscapes Exhibition at National Gallery

Soundscapes (8 July – 6 September 2015) is part of the National Gallery Inspires programme of exhibitions. Drawn from the National Gallery collection, the exhibitions take a fresh view of National Gallery paintings. Soundscapes has commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. Immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.

The artists are:

Nico Muhly is a composer of chamber, orchestral, and sacred music, as well as opera and ballet. Muhly’s chosen painting is The Wilton Diptych.

Susan Philipsz OBE is a Turner Prize-winning sound artist. Philipsz’s chosen painting is Holbein’s Ambassadors.

Jamie xx is a DJ, music producer, and member of Mercury Prize-winning band, The xx. Jamie’s chosen painting is Van Rysselberghe’s Coastal Scene.

Gabriel Yared is an Oscar-winning film composer, whose work includes the scores for ‘Betty Blue’, ‘The English Patient’ and ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’. Yared’s chosen painting is Cézanne’s Bathers.

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. Watson’s chosen painting is Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are internationally renowned installation and sound artists. Cardiff and Miller’s chosen painting is Antonello da Messina’s 
St Jerome in his Study. 

Akseli Gallen-Gallela, Lake Keitele, 1905

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Lake Keitele, 1905. Photo: © The National Gallery, London.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like

Bethlem Museum Of The Mind Opens

The Bethlem Royal Hospital better known as Bedlam was set up in 1247 as Europe’s first centre dedicated to the treatment of psychiatric illness.   It has moved between various locations in London – including at the building that is now the Imperial War Museum.

Read more

Wellington - Triumphs, Politics And Passions Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

A rarely seen portrait of the Duke of Wellington goes on view at the National Portrait Gallery as part of exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815) and illustrates his extraordinary life as a soldier and statesman. 

Read more