The Cave of Sounds installation connects music’s origins with the radicalism of the music hacker scene. Eight bespoke instruments are exhibited in a circle. They are there to be played by the audience in an unmediated collaborative exploration.
The instruments are all designed to be intuitive, accessible for all ages and to require no prior experience. Each is the creation of a different artist and presents a unique way of creating sound. A playful space of diverse methods and sounds emerges, with as equitable an experience for participants with no musical experience as for those who are musically adept.
Cave of Sounds aims to dismantle the distinction between player and listener, reviving music as an active communal experience. It is music as we imagine it was for prehistoric cave dwellers: something we do rather than consume and a ritual of excitement.
The Cave of Sounds project was awarded the Sonic Arts Prize (2014) and was completely redesigned into its current installation format in 2018 using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
About Tim Murray-Browne
Cave of Sounds is a project led by artist Tim Murray-Browne in partnership with Music Hackspace that was initiated in 2012–13 during his time there as composer in residence. It is a collaboration with seven other artists from the Music Hackspace community: Dom Aversano, Susanna Garcia, Wallace Hobbes, Daniel Lopez, Tadeo Sendon, Panagiotis Tigas and Kacper Ziemianin.
Tim Murray-Browne creates interactive installations and performances. His work seeks to provoke audiences into active participation to create embodied experiences – preverbal sensations of place, significance and understanding. He graduated with a first in Maths and Computer Science from Oxford University and completed his PhD researching Interactive Art and Music at Queen Mary University of London. He has completed residencies with Sound and Music in London, and ZU-UK in Rio de Janeiro. His work has been shown at venues including Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is currently Associate Artist with Music Hackspace based at Somerset House Studios in London.
The 2018 installation format of Cave of Sounds was created by the artists in collaboration with Sets Appeal and the additional production team: Terry Tyldesley, Anastasia Alekseeva, Harry Murdoch.
|When||Wednesday 25 April to Sunday 29 April 2018|
|Where||Athens Science Festival
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens
Admission is free.
For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:
|Telephone||210 3692 361|