Listening to Museums – Sign up for our new course today!

We love our visitors!
We love our visitors! These are just some of the people who stopped by the Museum of Portable Sound at a recent event at The Dolls House in Islington hosted by Foolish People.

Beginning in January 2017, we will begin offering courses through our new Education Department – and our first course is entitled Listening to Museums! This course features visits to three different museums in London – the British Museum, Tate Modern, and the Science Museum – each with its own unique sonic atmospheres. You’ll learn different soundwalking techniques, how to become a ‘performative listener’, and how to actively explore museums beyond just looking at them. This three-month, three session course is a bargain at £15 – but if you enrol early, you can take the entire course for just £10!

Enrol in Listening to Museums today!

New Gallery Guide Now Available For Download

Gallery Guide Autumn/Winter 2016-2017

Our current season’s Gallery Guide is now available for download! This free PDF is an edited version of the printed guide that we offer our visitors. You can now view all of the object labels for the newly expanded permanent collection galleries, as well as read the all-new information about our Physical Objects Collection! You’ll want to use this free Gallery Guide to help plan your visit!

You can also download the mini-catalogue of our current temporary exhibition, Daniel Toca’s Transitivity of Implication, on view in our Exposition Space.

Finally, make sure you pick up the PDF version of our Museum Map!

Daniel Toca’s Catalogue d’oiseaux performed by Cristina Sousa Martínez & Viv Corringham

At our recent Grand Re-Opening Event at London’s Chalton Gallery on 4 November, we also held a private view for Mexican sound artist Daniel Toca’s exhibition, Transitivity of Implication, currently on view in our Exposition Space temporary gallery. As part of Daniel’s exhibition, its curator Cristina Sousa Martínez commissioned him to write an exclusive new text score. Catalogue d’oiseaux was read aloud at the private view by Martínez, and subsequently performed by sound artist Viv Corringham. You can watch a video of the performance above. The performance was audio recorded, and has been added as the final piece of Daniel’s exhibition in the Exposition Space. Make an appointment to visit the Museum and listen to Transitivity of Implication today!

GRAND RE-OPENING EVENT

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.

Museums Showoff Presentation

Listen to our Director’s presentation of our Museum from the October 2016 instalment of Museums Showoff in London!

New Gallery Guide coming soon!

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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!

Pump Up the Volume. Visit Us!

Experience the Museum of Portable Sound – contact us to arrange your personal visit today!