Grand Re-Opening Event: Chalton Gallery London, 4 November 2016, 6-8PM, featuring Viv Corringham

The Museum of Portable Sound announces its Grand Re-Opening event, celebrating the recent expansion of its permanent collection galleries and a new temporary exhibition curated by Cristina Sousa Martínez.

The Museum will hold an exclusive listening event at the Chalton Gallery in London, beginning the evening at 6.00pm when our Director John Kannenberg will play excerpts from our newly-expanded permanent collection galleries, which now contain over 100 objects that explore the culture of sound.

Then at 6.30pm, we will listen to an entire exhibition by emerging Mexican sound artist Daniel Toca:

‘Transitivity of Implication’ is Daniel Toca’s first real approach to sound. It’s about the causal chain that he’s created by transubstantiating his own words into spoken word and sound pieces (with the collaboration of Mexican improviser and musician Carlos Edelmiro), like in a hypothetical syllogism that leads us to conclude that from P we can infer ‘infinite.’

Daniel has also written a text score exclusively for this event, which will be performed live by renowned sound artist and vocalist Viv Corringham.

Copies of the Museum’s brand new guide map will be available for free, and our all-new Gallery Guide will be on display.

For more info, see the Facebook Event.

New Gallery Guide coming soon!


We’re thrilled to reveal the cover design for our upcoming Autumn/Winter 2016 edition of our Gallery Guide. This will be a widely expanded guide to reflect our upcoming gallery expansion, which will see the permanent collection galleries displaying more than 100 objects – three times what we currently display now! The new Gallery Guide will contain essays on topics like psithurism, anechoic chambers, and the history of field recording, and will also contain an exclusive first look at the Museum’s physical object collection! Coming soon – watch this space!

But back to the cover! The newly redesigned cover will feature a photograph of a public sculpture that is on display in Zagreb, Croatia. We think it’s quite appropriate, no? We can’t wait to share this exciting new publication with our visitors!

PRIVATE VIEW: Jessica Akerman

Heave and Flow: Jessica Akerman Records Soundscapes of Labour & Play

On 17 June, the Museum of Portable Sound held a private view for its latest temporary exhibition in its Exposition Space. Heave and Flow: Jessica Akerman Records Soundscapes of Labour & Play is a solo exhibition by artist Jessica Akerman, guest curated by Dr. Irene Noy of the Courtauld Institute, presenting a group of recordings that explore song and sound in the context of labour and play.

It was a sound art private view unlike any other, during which Museum Director John Kannenberg led a listening session, playing the recordings that make up the exhibition in their entirety – our audience was actually able to hear the sound at a sound art private view! This was then followed by discussion and Q&A with Dr. Noy and Ms. Akerman.

DATE: 17 June 2016
TIME: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
LOCATION: London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle