Join Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol) as we consider relationships across the musical and visual arts. This is the first in a series of illustrated talks. Tonight’s talk will focus on the range of ways artist in the 20th century have engaged with musical ideas. Artists discussed will include Picasso, Klee, Kandinsky and Pollock.

An understanding of art, perhaps surprisingly, has much to say about music, and recognising the closeness of these two ‘sister arts’ can teach us about both. This series of Salons will explore each art form and its sensory regime (sight or hearing), and how they play with and against each other. We shall look at the aspiration of classical music to disappear, to become invisible; how some artists used musical ideas to create their paintings; how new technologies bring the two even closer together; and how synaesthesia works. So, rather than thinking of art as silent, we shall make it sound, and rather than considering music as invisible, we shall shine a light on it. In this, the differences between them will begin to converge, so that sometimes it might be hard to know if music is art or art is music!

45 minutes with time for questions and conversation.

Why not pre-order a sharing platter or soup to enjoy ahead of the concert?

Bookable here or via the link above with your tickets, up to 48 hours ahead of the event.

With soup, bar snacks and ice cream available to order on the night.

Wednesday 6 May
7.30pm

Art Salon: The Musical in Art

£6.50

A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Recommended Age: 14+

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