War Damaged Musical Instruments // Susan Philipsz // 2015 // Audio, 14 channels, 32 minute loop
The haunting echoes of a musical melody are currently being played through large megaphones in Tate Britain’s Duveen Gallery. This work by Susan Philipsz was created by playing war damaged musical instruments from Britain and Germany. The composed piece took into consideration the way the music would sound in this particular gallery. Unlike most visual art pieces at Tate Britain, this work requires you to stand and listen.