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The sound of contemporary art in Antwerp

Museums are a regular feature here on Cities and Memory – in fact, we have an entire playlist dedicated to sounds from libraries and museums, covering Oxford’s Bodleian libraries, the British Museum, Venice’s Palazzo Grassi, Margate’s Turner Contemporary and lots more.

Today we’re heading to Antwerp’s MHKA Museum of Modern Art with regular contributor Robert van Riel, who recorded the lovely resonance in ‘a room with a mother and a daughter, who were busy with a wooden box.’

The reimagined version plays with the resonance of the space, creating a rhythmic pattern drenched in reverb that suggests music being built from the very act of observing contemporary art.

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Memory version: