Sound art

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‘At first, it’s fun’: could a night in Sydney’s ‘mushroom’ tower make me lucid dream?
The Commercial Travellers’ Association Club has been transformed into a retro hotel, complete with a soundscape that encourages lucid dreaming. Kate Hennessy checks in

Kate Hennessy

09, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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A Thousand Words for Weather; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 – review
Climate is the subject of a mesmerisingly subtle Artangel installation – but as the theme for the RA’s annual sprawl, it produces mostly disappointing results

Laura Cumming

26, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Our Time on Earth review – ear-splitting obstacle course of barmy solutions to the climate crisis
Whether pondering dinner with pests, reinventing myself as a vegetable or being deafened by a waterfall that sounded like industrial machinery, this hectic show made me want to flee

Adrian Searle

24, May, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Mira Calix was an open-hearted musician who brought magic to the everyday
The Warp Records producer and composer, who has died at 51, broke out of the album format to make immersive, haunting, deeply human works of sound art

Jude Rogers

29, Mar, 2022 @1:21 PM

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Inside the world of foley artists: ‘Watermelons are brilliant for the sound of brains hitting the floor’
They are film and television’s unsung heroes: the people who create sounds, for everything from crunchy snow, kissing and horses’ hooves. Just don’t mention coconuts

Sam Wollaston

12, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Come on this journey with me’: Elaine Mitchener, Britain’s boldest vocalist
Classically trained with a three-octave range, the genre-exploding performer dissolves her voice into astonishing gasps and stutters to confront the horror of colonial history

Jennifer Lucy Allan

20, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Barbers, books and boozers: how migrant hotspots inspired the Serpentine Pavilion
The bars, cafes, bookshops and even hair salons of London all fed into this year’s enormous pavilion. Sumayya Vally, the project’s youngest ever architect, explains all

Oliver Wainwright

08, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Mohamed Bourouissa on France’s identity crisis: ‘We’ve got catching up to do!’
The French Algerian artist uses photography, rap music and the frequencies of trees in his quest to shine a light on marginalised communities. Now he’s preparing for his first solo UK show

Dale Berning Sawa

03, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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To infinity and beyond: the spectacular sensory overload of Ryoji Ikeda’s art
Incandescent light, the thud of Kyoto nightclubs, particle physics … it all goes into Ryoji Ikeda’s extraordinary sensory symphonies. He talks about his upcoming show at 180 The Strand

Cleo Roberts-Komireddi

09, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Next – a hedgehog snuffling! The lockdown lifeline capturing the sounds of Britain
Streams trickling, owls hooting, churchbells ringing … Radio Lento, a kitchen-table podcast created by first-timers, has scored a lockdown hit by bringing the great outdoors indoors. We meet the team

Carrie O'Grady

01, Dec, 2020 @5:12 PM

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Auf wiedersehen, techno: Berlin's banging Berghain club reborn as a gallery
With nightlife in limbo due to Covid-19, the legendary temple of techno has reinvented itself as art gallery – with works by Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans and more

Philip Oltermann

08, Sep, 2020 @1:58 PM

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Croaks, squelches, waterfalls: the visionaries bringing the jungle to your headphones
We can’t experience nature in lockdown – but a new breed of field recorders have captured the sounds of the great outdoors in all their crashing, squawking glory

Harley Brown

21, Apr, 2020 @2:22 PM

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