Renowned composers add soundscapes to painted masterpieces
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London’s National Gallery is usually shrouded in a respectful hush as visitors quietly contemplate the centuries old masterpieces on display. But a new exhibition called Soundscapes is set to change all that this summer: the show sees six contemporary composers recontextualizing six paintings through sound art and music installations. We recently wrote about an exhibition in Madrid, which shifted art lovers’ focus from sight to touch using 3D replicas of famous paintings. Soundscapes is another example of institutions encouraging visitors to reassess art from a different angle.
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