Friday, 8 May 2009

Sonic Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum has just completed an interesting new project, the results of which are launching in NZ Music Month. They have commissioned some of the biggest names in New Zealand music to work on a ground-breaking project called Sonic Museum. Musicians and sound artists from the dance, rock, ambient, orchestral and jazz scenes have been invited to write and record a track inspired by a gallery of their choice in the museum.

Museum Director Dr Vanda Vitali says “This exciting project highlights the way in which our thoughts, feelings and sensations are constantly reorganised by new experiences. On the one hand the music allows us to consider how others can be inspired by galleries in the Museum. At the same time the tracks develop our own experience of the displays, encouraging a new awareness of the collections, of ourselves, and of the world in which we live.”

Artists and the reinterpreted galleries are:
- Tiki Taane, Maori Court
- Don McGlashan, Origins Gallery
- Nathan Haines, Oceans Gallery
- Phil Dadson, Ancient Worlds
- Chris Adams, World War 1 Sanctuary
- Rachel Shearer, Volcanoes
- Richard Francis, Land Gallery
- Rosy Parlane, World War 2 Hall of Memories
- Tim Coster, Landmarks: International Design and Decorative Arts

Sonic Museum

From Thursday, 7 May at the Auckland War Memorial Museum
Only $10 to hire headphones or to download all tracks from Amplifier NZ Music

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