What does art sound like? How would you draw a piece of music?
This fall, members of the Phillips Academy orchestra explored the intersection between minimal art and minimal music as they installed Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #123 in the Addison’s Museum Learning Center.
Led by Addison Assistant Curator Rachel Vogel and Phillips Academy Music Instructor Christina Landolt, members of the orchestra created the wall drawing to consider its connection to composer Terry Riley’s In C. A performance of In C, along with a multimedia and interactive performance of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Moussorgsky, followed in Cochran Chapel.
Watch this work of art come to life and learn how the musicians are approaching minimalism in both art and music.
This program was generously supported by the Margot Chandler Cook ’00 Life in Art Fund.
Video courtesy of Phillips Academy. Banner image: Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #123 (in progress), 1972, black pencil, gift of the artist, Addison Art Drive, 1991.20