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"Eyemusic, the Creators of ColourDome: Fabulous Sound Machines"
2005-07-16 until 2005-09-04
Tullie House Museum and Art Services
UK United Kingdom
Imagine ... a world of colour and sound that YOU control. Throughout the summer Tullie House becomes home to a fully interactive exhibition that invites visitors to touch, explore and create their own orchestra of sounds. Internationally respected artists and musicians from Sweden, France and the UK have created sculptures that also act as intriguing musical instruments. Fabulous Sound Machines includes a harp that produces colour and music, a doorbell 'organ', a harpsichord containing an Aladdin's cave of objects rather than strings, and much, much more.
All of the individual sound sculptures are framed in a world of colour created by artist Peter Jones and composers Lawrence Casserley and Simon Desorgher. Other contributors include Johannes Bergmark, Hugh Davies, Max Eastley, Dan Knight and Will Menter.
Fabulous Sound Machines has previously travelled to York City Art Gallery(2000), Croydon Clocktower (2002), Gloucester City Art Gallery and Sheffield Millennium Gallery (2004). The exhibition has been specifically adapted for each of these places and has proven massively popular. To celebrate the exhibition's opening in Carlisle, a series of special events have been organised. These include a live performance (including exploding violin!) by Johannes Bergmark, Will Menter and Lawrence Casserley in Tullie House at 7.00pm on Friday 15 July. Then, on Saturday 16 July, Eyemusic (the artists' organisation behind Fabulous Sound Machines) will be installing ColourDome in the city centre: an amazing inflatable structure of linked chambers, tubes and vibrant colours in which live music will be played throughout the afternoon.