2019 Talks

BARBARA HEPWORTH SOUND SCULPTURE INSTALLATION – Artist Talk

Barbara Hepworth, Ancestor I, 1970s, Research and Cultural Collections, Courtesy of the Trustees of the Hepworth Estate

Date

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Time

13.00 - 13.45

Venue

Barbara Hepworth sculpture, outside the entrance of Main Library, University of Birmingham.

Price

Free, booking essential

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Sound Sculptures is a project exploring the relationship between sound and sculpture along the University of Birmingham’s Sculpture Trail. Distinctive soundscapes respond to the physical properties and characteristics of each sculpture, transporting the listener between natural and abstract sound-worlds.

The latest work for this project is an extended soundscape of the sculpture, Ancestor I, commissioned for the Green Heart Festival launch weekend. The four movements of the composition respond to the physical form of the sculpture: head, torso, hips and legs.

Meet Emma Margetson and Nikki Sheth at the sculpture as they take you on a guided sonic journey through the sound-world of Ancestor I by Barbara Hepworth, delving into Hepworth’s evoking landscapes, surface textures and abstract forms.

Presented by the Department of Music and Research and Cultural Collections