Come and join me for three exciting events in London that I initiated!
Wednesday September 12 at 6.30 at Institut Français, London
“The Museum Goes Pop (Music)”, a panel-discussion about pop/rock music in museums with high-profile guests, both from the UK and France : Nicholas Cullinan (director of the National Portrait Gallery and curator of the Michael Jackson on the Wall exhibition), Victoria Broackes (Senior Curator, V&A, a.o. of David Bowie Is and Pink Floyd exhibitions), Clémentine Deroudille (independent curator, a.o. of Georges Brassens and Barbara exhibitions at Cité de la musique) and Stéphane Malfettes (curator at the Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris, preparing an exhibition on the influence of immigration on urban/musical culture in London and Paris !) – and with a very special guest : Nigel Godrich, super producer of Radiohead and many other stars…
From Saturday, September 15 to Sunday, September 23 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, as part of London Design Festival
“Resonant Bodies”, a sound installation by Caroline Devine, commissioned by VARI (V&A Research Institute) and curated by myself.
This new work commissioned for the musical instruments display in the V&A’s Asia Gallery makes uses of a special loudspeakers system that will make the instruments’ glass case resonate as a new instrument in itself. Caroline’s soundwork uses sounds from the exhibited instruments mixed with Indian soundscapes… Come and Listen !
As part of London Design Festival, join Caroline and myself for a talk at the V&A on “Ways of Hearing” in museums, on Tuesday, September 18 at 11am – Free entry !