Special event Past event Tuesday, 28 November 2017 – Saturday, 6 January 2018

Sound Installations by Gold Fir

To coincide with Sounds like Christmas at the V&A, sound artists Gold Fir have created three commissioned soundscapes that draw on the history, objects, architecture and heritage of three galleries in the Museum.

  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017 – Saturday, 6 January 2018

  • Throughout the V&A

  • Free event

Sound Installations by Gold Fir photo

Visit the South Asia gallery, The Norfolk House Music Room (in Britain 1500-1760), and the Tapestries gallery to listen to three specially commissioned soundscapes. Gold Fir have included a mixture of new commissions, sampled recordings and historic V&A recordings to create Resonance, Reconstruct and Threads.

Positioned at the entrance of the South Asia gallery, Resonance acts as a gateway into the history and heritage of the objects on display. With recordings from musician Milad Yousofi and singer Unnati Dasgupta, Resonance combines a mixture of traditional South Asian music with contemporary improvisation to create a soundscape reflecting the music of South Asia.

Visit Norfolk House Music Room in Britain 1500-1760 to discover Reconstruct, a multi-layered soundscape that transports you back to the 1750s with sounds of classical and performance music combined with echoes of festive entertaining. Gold Fir have explored the history and architecture of the Music Room to create a contemporary soundscape reflecting its historical setting.

Threads can be heard in the Tapestries gallery. Gold Fir have produced a soundscape that reflects the layers of meaning and history captured within the tapestry threads. Sounds emerge from speakers placed in different points around the room, encouraging visitors to move through the space to experience a sequence of tapestry stories brought to life.