Vitality: The Human Landscapes of Henry Moore

Education / Mon 24th Jul 2023 at 12:33pm

HENRY Moore Studios & Gardens is thrilled to announce a captivating addition to our summer series, responding to “Vitality: The Human Landscapes of Henry Moore,” artist Felix Taylor has been commissioned to create a mesmerising Listening/Mapping soundscape for visitors to interact with on our Bloomberg Connects App.

The soundscape has been designed to capture the interplay between the minimal, abstract form of Moore’s sculptures and the organic disorder of the surrounding nature. By seamlessly blending these elements, felix’s creation will transport listeners into a world where art and nature converge in perfect harmony. 

In preparation for this project, Felix immersed himself in the captivating atmosphere of Henry Moore Studio & Gardens, gathering field recordings and crafting unique audio experiences. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with this audio journey digitally through the Bloomberg Connects App.

Listeners will be encouraged to embrace the immersive experience by playing  a series of three soundtracks out loud, utilising their phone speakers. This interactive approach aims to intertwine the audio composition with the natural sounds of bird song, sheep’s cries, and the occasional participation of other visitors’ devices, creating a symphony of harmonious coexistence.

In addition felix has created a captioned video piece to interpret and accompany the work through words. Adding another dimension and access point for audiences, and developing the part of his practice.

‘Listening in to felix’s soundscape offers a whole new frame of focus to the sculptures & the grounds, it’s been a pleasure to witness this thoughtful creative response grow so organically.’ Sophie Greenstreet, Engagement Curator, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. 

felix taylor, an artist and composer from South London, specialises in working with sound and image. His multidisciplinary practice incorporates field recording, musical composition, computer programming, radio broadcasts, collage, and film making. Notably, felix recently released a composition on Philip Glass’s Orange Mountain Music Label, commissioned for the celebrated composer’s 85th birthday. Currently, he is working on a public installation for the Turner Prize-nominated collective Gentle/Radical, in addition to other prestigious commissions and original music and scores for radio and film.

felix’s artistic contributions have been recognized and honoured with several notable awards, including the Arts Council England’s ‘DYCP’ funding, Theatre in the Mill’s Tech, Learn, Play grant, London Creative Network Mentorship programme 2021, and a prestigious Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award in 2023.

This extraordinary commission by felix taylor promises to take visitors on an unforgettable sonic journey, merging the realm of art with the power of sound. Join us at the Henry Moore Studio & Gardens this summer, where you will discover the transformative and harmonious blend of sculpture, nature, and the mesmerizing Listening/Mapping soundscape.

Discover more from our summer programme series, led by creative practitioners and inspired by the themes of our 2023 exhibition Vitality: The Human Landscape of Henry Moore, here

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