SÓNic Interventions

John Hansard Gallery

Photography, 2018


Musicians from SÓN, Southampton’s professional orchestra, present a series of evening events in response to ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter. Artistic Director and Conductor Robin Browning showcases a series of musical interventions which respond to the works on display in the Gallery spaces. Featuring music stretching from Bach to Anna Clyne, SÓN also introduce new works commissioned specifically for these events. Each intervention focusses on a key response to Richter’s work: Bach & Abstract, Minimalism, 48 Portraits, and ‘220 Fragments’ – crowdsourcing the compositional process.

SÓN have curated an intoxicating blend of new and old, journeying from solo Bach to improvised and newly-commissioned works. There’s even music which the audience will create, too, as we explore crowd-composing and musical chance. SÓN musicians, alongside stunning guest artists and associated composers, present this series of SÓNic Interventions to you this summer – right next to the very artwork which inspired them.

Still photography delivered through community filmmaking charity City Eye

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