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A Digital Choir - The Forty Part Motet


SFMOMA On the Go programming concludes with the California debut of Janet Cardiff’s immersive sound installation The Forty Part Motet, co-presented with the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. November 14, 2015 – January 18, 2016

Exhibition entry - SFMOMA website
See: SFMOMA website: https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/janet-cardiff-forty-part-motet/

Article by Sam Devine on: "INCREDIBLE SOUND INSTALLATION VIA SFMOMA & FORT MASON CENTER" SFMOMA’s

"The digital choir swells and the room floods with relaxation. Male and female voices ring out in a swirling chord as loud as if the singers were standing where the speakers are placed. Then a sudden rest pierces the room with startling silence."

"The 40 Part Motet, currently on display at Fort Mason Center until January 18, is a rare mixture of musical performance and physical art installation. It straddles not just definition but also affect. Close your eyes and it’s virtual reality for the ears, revealing what it’s like to be in the midst of a choir. Or monitor the room visually and conduct a strange study in human behavior."




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