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Of the five senses, sight seems to dominate our contemporary life, with its overload of visual stimuli from advertising to artworks. But hearing is a close second. Listen Hear: The Art of Sound, a sound art exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, explores the interplay of sound and space.
Listen Hear: The Art of Sound is a group exhibition featuring seven sound works throughout the Gardner Museum and two off-site pieces of public art. Spread across the Museum, the historic building features artists’ responses to the collection while the new wing demonstrates artists’ contemporary interpretation. Together, the works highlight the rich variety of this contemporary medium. The two public art pieces outside the Museum offer new ways to experience the sounds of Boston. Fens (a downloadable app) is an immersive listening walk in a nearby park, while "Harmonic Conduit" live-streams from city streets around the Ruggles T station.
Sound in general, and especially music, was important to Isabella Stewart Gardner. Throughout her life she supported musicians and composers, organized musical evenings for her friends, and regularly attended other concerts. Gardner understood that sound plays a critical role in creating a sense of place, and installed fountains in and around the Courtyard to make sound a permanent feature of her Museum.
Listen Hear is a different kind of museum experience, offering new insights into the spatial, social, and aesthetic dimension of sound.
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