Art & Music
Guest Artists specialise in pairing music with art, designing and delivering bespoke performances and soundscapes to complement an exhibition space and the artworks on display.
For example, at the National Portrait Gallery, London, we have arranged a variety of entertainment in the various galleries and special exhibitions, including:
A theorbo player in the Tudor Gallery:
A spectacular performance of Spem in alium (a motet for 40 individual voices), by Tudor court composer Thomas Tallis , also in the Tudor Gallery:
Flash-mob dancers for the Michael Jackson: On the Wall exhibition:
Earlier this year, we were engaged by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to design and deliver the music for Chihuly Nights, a series of 33 evening viewings of their recent Chihuly exhibition (August – October 2019).
We commissioned a new work by the American composer Nico Muhly, and engaged a team of musicians to improvise over a recording of his work, providing an ever-changing soundscape to accompany the exhibition, reflecting not only the nature of the works, but also the setting of Kew Gardens.
Kew required an interactive element to the music in the Pavilion Restaurant. We designed a different reading of Muhly’s music, re-inventing it Ibiza-style, and encouraging those attending the exhibition to take part in the performance through the use of virtual and real percussion instruments.