Wednesday, March 03, 2010

40 Part Chorus Work - on 40 Loudspeakers

Yesterday at the Open Coffee event in Leeds a colleague informed me about this very nice sound installation which had been run at the Grand Theatre in Leeds from 4. February. So I went yesterday evening after work. 40 speakers are placed in the Howard Assembly Room in the Grand Theatre, and each of those speakers plays the recording of one solo singer. The work is the 40 part "Spem in Alium" by Thomas Tallis, the installation is by Janet Cardiff. A wonderful experience - 11 minutes long, played the whole afternoon from 2pm to 8pm. Today, 3.March, is the last day that this is being performed there - I can recommend to anyone to go there and have a listen. Btw, the admission for this is free.


Anonymous said...

You might have walked past me at the top of the stairs, speaking with two most loquacious curators.

Today is GeekUp at Sheffield, otherwise I should have stayed till 8 p.m.

Do you happen to know where the installation is going next? Is it staying in the UK? Are there plans for it to go to Manchester?

Reinhold Behringer said...

no idea where it is going to be next... but i hope that more people could see resp. hear it.