Music in the Galleries

Explore the galleries of the museum to hear specially commissioned music performed by the musicians of Devon Philharmonic Orchestra, inspired by objects in the museum’s collections. Instrumentalists and singers will perform in ensembles around the museum during the evening, as the audience choose their route through the galleries and stop to listen to the performances.

The composers have taken their inspiration from a wide range of objects including microscopic diatoms, an Inuit map carved onto a bone, a Chinese gown, pocket watches and RAMM’s famous Gerald the Giraffe. The new compositions will reflect a range of musical styles with influences from Indian music, jazz and other genres.

The commissioned composers are: Darren Bloom, Tunde Jegede, Anna Matthews, Edward Nesbit, Camden Reeves, Laura Reid and Lisa Robertson.

In addition to these commissioned composers, the work of five emerging composers will also be played. Each has received a bursary and tuition to help them to create their own work inspired by the collection. The emerging composers are: Ivan Andrews, Joshua Brown, Marisse Cato, Hugh Morris and Henry Page.

Tickets £10. Book here. Doors and bar open 6:45 pm

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