2019 Exhibitions

BARBARA HEPWORTH SOUND SCULPTURE INSTALLATION

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

Date

Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 9 June 2019

Time

Listen at your leisure

Venue

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

Price

Free, no booking required

Sculpture Soundscapes 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.

Presented by the Department of Music and Research and Cultural Collections