The Humming Air

We’re going to this tomorrow night:

The second event from the TATE & EGG project – this Friday and Saturday sees the collaboration between Anish Kapoor, the contemporary composer Arvo P䲴 and theatre director Peter Sellars. This project originates from a suggestion by Anish Kapoor to “temporarily transform” his epic sculpture in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall “into an instrument and invite a composer to play it”. Arvo P䲴 has been inspired to write a new work for the sculpture. The task had only one restriction: the electrical generators in the Tate produce a ‘resident hum’ of G half sharp (50Hz) in the Turbine Hall. Stay tuned for a Mute Records showcase, Steve McQueen and Wolfgang Tillmans events.

[From ProteinOS]

The lovely hum of the Tate. Walking up the ramp, there are standing waves every few metres. Waves of waves.