Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Sonic Museum at Auckland Museum
The Sonic Museum
Auckland Museum has joined forces with some of the biggest names in New Zealand music, including Tiki Taane, Nathan Haines and Don McGlashan, to work on a project called Sonic Museum, for a series of exclusive new music tracks.
Musicians and sound artists from the dance, rock, ambient, orchestral and jazz scenes have been commissioned to write and record a track that interprets a gallery of their choice in the museum. Galleries include the World War II Hall of Memories, Ancient Worlds, the Oceans Gallery and Maori Court.
To see what all the fuss is about, you go to the Museum, pick up one of the headphones and then walk around the gallery listening to the commissioned music.
Download to your own device
You can also download the tracks onto your own device - it costs $10 for all of the tracks - or listen to some of the samples. More on these options, here.
The web site has more details, here, or just click the picture.