Interactive multi-sensory showcase opens at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum

WhatsOn Jan 03, 2018 North York Mirror

The relationship between music and art will be explored through multi-sensory experience Listening to Art, Seeing Music, opening Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Aga Khan Museum.

The interactive museum-wide soundscapes and audio-visual installations showcase the connection between music, poetry, and the visual arts at 77 Wynford Dr.

Highlights include:

• UK-based geometer Sama Mara and composer Lee Westwood’s interactive multi-media installation, which allows visitors to translate the rhythms and patterns of music into visual art compositions.

• An immersive multi-sensory piece by New York-based Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander and Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese composer Du Yun, which animates motifs from an illustrated manuscript of the Gulshan-I ‘Ishq (Rose Garden of Love) against Yun’s soundscape.

• Miniature paintings from the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh) in dialogue with the rhythmic musicality of its poetry.

• A collection of ouds (Arab lutes) belonging to Syrian oud player Radwan Al Taleb, a recent newcomer to Canada.

• A Mongolian yurt, handmade from felt and wood and painted with traditional motifs, which provides a warm communal gathering space for experiencing pop-up performances, hearing stories of music-making, and sharing a cup of tea.

Listening to Art, Seeing Music will close Sunday, April 22, 2018.

For information call 416-646-4677.


Interactive multi-sensory showcase opens at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum

Listening to Art, Seeing Music opens in January

WhatsOn Jan 03, 2018 North York Mirror

The relationship between music and art will be explored through multi-sensory experience Listening to Art, Seeing Music, opening Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Aga Khan Museum.

The interactive museum-wide soundscapes and audio-visual installations showcase the connection between music, poetry, and the visual arts at 77 Wynford Dr.

Highlights include:

• UK-based geometer Sama Mara and composer Lee Westwood’s interactive multi-media installation, which allows visitors to translate the rhythms and patterns of music into visual art compositions.

• An immersive multi-sensory piece by New York-based Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander and Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese composer Du Yun, which animates motifs from an illustrated manuscript of the Gulshan-I ‘Ishq (Rose Garden of Love) against Yun’s soundscape.

• Miniature paintings from the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh) in dialogue with the rhythmic musicality of its poetry.

• A collection of ouds (Arab lutes) belonging to Syrian oud player Radwan Al Taleb, a recent newcomer to Canada.

• A Mongolian yurt, handmade from felt and wood and painted with traditional motifs, which provides a warm communal gathering space for experiencing pop-up performances, hearing stories of music-making, and sharing a cup of tea.

Listening to Art, Seeing Music will close Sunday, April 22, 2018.

For information call 416-646-4677.


Interactive multi-sensory showcase opens at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum

Listening to Art, Seeing Music opens in January

WhatsOn Jan 03, 2018 North York Mirror

The relationship between music and art will be explored through multi-sensory experience Listening to Art, Seeing Music, opening Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Aga Khan Museum.

The interactive museum-wide soundscapes and audio-visual installations showcase the connection between music, poetry, and the visual arts at 77 Wynford Dr.

Highlights include:

• UK-based geometer Sama Mara and composer Lee Westwood’s interactive multi-media installation, which allows visitors to translate the rhythms and patterns of music into visual art compositions.

• An immersive multi-sensory piece by New York-based Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander and Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese composer Du Yun, which animates motifs from an illustrated manuscript of the Gulshan-I ‘Ishq (Rose Garden of Love) against Yun’s soundscape.

• Miniature paintings from the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh) in dialogue with the rhythmic musicality of its poetry.

• A collection of ouds (Arab lutes) belonging to Syrian oud player Radwan Al Taleb, a recent newcomer to Canada.

• A Mongolian yurt, handmade from felt and wood and painted with traditional motifs, which provides a warm communal gathering space for experiencing pop-up performances, hearing stories of music-making, and sharing a cup of tea.

Listening to Art, Seeing Music will close Sunday, April 22, 2018.

For information call 416-646-4677.