Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh: Samson Young – Real Music

Samson Young

[24th July – 5th October]

Real Music at The University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery is the first major UK solo exhibition of Hong Kong artist and composer Samson Young – an ambitious collaboration with the University’s Next Generation Sound Synthesis (NESS) research group, forming a 16-channel sound garden with mixed media sculptural forms evoking a gigantic brass instrument, orchestrating the effects of scale, temperature and force. This will be complemented by Young’s paper works, colourful, textured graphic scores, and works from the University’s collections.

Another newly commissioned work will be based on the Chinese folk song, the Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower), including material that sheds light on attempts to transpose it, that have informed Samson Young’s work. Additionally, the installation of Muted Situation #22: Muted Tchaikovsky’s 5th, 2018 (commissioned by Sydney Biennale in 2017) will be on show, in which the music of Tchaikovsky’s 5th is replaced with the startling and powerful sound of the orchestra itself – pulsing, heaving and expressive as a physical, concentrated body.

There will be an Opening Celebration on Thursday 25 July, 6 – 8pm.

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival




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