Davide Tidoni, A balloon for Linz, 2011

Being the building
A Musarc Salon at the Barbican
Thursday 26 January 2012, 7.00pm

Admission free

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Thursday 26 January 2012, 7.00pm
Barbican Art Gallery
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A balloon for the Barbican

Musarc have been invited to host a salon as part of the Barbican’s OMA/Progress exhibition. For the event, we have commissioned a new film by sound artist Davide Tidoni which explores sonic impulse responses inside and around the Barbican by popping a balloon.

Recorded during periods of silence, often at night, the results of such a seemingly mundane act are mesmerising. Tidoni adds a humorous dimension to this in the way he later stages the recording in the film. The first work in this series, A balloon for Linz, received an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2011 and can be seen above (turn it up! and headphones recommended).

Sounds from the choir, talks, walks and more

In addition to the screening and talks by the artist and guests exploring sound, architecture and perception, the evening will include a performance by Musarc’s choir and more. We are organising a guided balloon-popping walk with Davide the day before or after the event. Stay tuned and save the date.

Barbican Salons

‘For refreshment, society and discussion, join lively-minded individuals at these special Thursday evenings. Each Salon is hosted by creative and influential tastemakers from London’s art and architecture scene. Drinks are available at the bar, stimulation guaranteed.’