The Cave of Sounds at the Barbican 19-26 August. Private view Thursday 22nd from 7pm
The Cave of Sounds is an interactive sound installation created by artist in residence Tim Murray-Browne with members of the Music Hackspace. It’s the outcome of the Ensemble project, exploring what it means to hack new musical interfaces together.
The work will be exhibited downstairs at the Barbican as a part of Hack the Barbican, outside the stalls entrance to the concert hall and running at the following times:
|Mon 19 Aug||7pm — 10pm|
|Tue 20 Aug||3pm — 10pm|
|Wed 21 Aug||3pm — 10pm|
|Thu 22 Aug||3pm — 10pm||Private view: 7pm — 10pm|
|Fri 23 Aug||3pm — 10pm|
|Sat 24 Aug||11am — 10pm|
|Sun 25 Aug||11am — 10pm|
|Mon 26 Aug||11am — 4pm|
The work features eight new musical instruments, created individually by Music Hackspace members Borja Alexandre, Dom Aversano, Tim Murray-Browne, Sus Garcia, Wallace Hobbes, Daniel Lopez, Tadeo Sendon, Panagiotis Tigas and Kacper Ziemianin. You can find out more about the process behind their creation on the Ensemble project page.
Arranged in a circle facing inwards, members of the audience are invited to explore, experiment and experience improvising music with others around them. The instruments are all digital and networked together, allowing them to subtly align in terms of harmony and tempo. Projected onto the ground between them is a visualisation showing musical connections between participants that the installation has detected.
Video by Mind the Film.
The Cave of Sounds was created by Tim Murray-Browne with Borja Alexandre, Dom Aversano, Sus Garcia, Wallace Hobbes, Daniel Lopez, Tadeo Sendon, Panagiotis Tigas and Kacper Ziemianin.
Hope to see you there!
The Cave of Sounds was created through Sound and Music’s Embedded Composer in Residence programme with the Music Hackspace. Embedded is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation with support from Arts Council England. Special thanks for support to Duncan Chapman, Atau Tanaka, Hannah Bujic, Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut, Martin Klang, Nick Sherrard, The Centre for Creative Collaboration, Troyganic, Queen Mary University of London and Mind The Film.