Instruments and me go waaaaaaaaaaaay back. From learning to play the piano aged 7, to practicing flute scales for the bulk of my teens (and flirting with the saxaphone and guitar along to the way), I can honestly say I miss those days – not just because I got to develop modest musical talents, but also the camaraderie that came with playing in the school orchestra (because no matter how bad we were, we always had a whale of a time doing it).
So I’m loving the idea of the Cave of Sounds – an installation where visitors will get to play bespoke instruments that have been invented before coming together in one accord for what could be quite the jam session – especially as it will encompass body movements and new technology. Players will be connected through interactive floor visualisations with the aim of exploring self expression and understanding how music can be used to communicate with one another.
The project comes courtesy of London artist Tim Murray-Browne and it kicks off at the Barbican from 19-26 August. For more info, visit: www.caveofsounds.com.