Seen and Heard: The Sound of Art

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Writer and art historian Michael Bird explores connections between visual art and music. He looks at 19th-century ideas of ‘orchestrating’ colour to arouse particular feelings, musical analogies in abstract art, and the role of sound in modern art practice. He discusses the Academy’s recent Barbara Hepworth project, in which six composers created new works in response to Hepworth’s sculpture and writings. This leads into an open discussion on the creative parallels and interactions between art and music.

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