Real Music / Friday Lunchtime Tours


Real Music at Talbot Rice Gallery
Samson Young, 'The world falls apart into facts [detail]', 2019


Free Admission - no booking required

Prof. Natascha Gentz is Chair of Chinese Studies and founding Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Considering the ideas put forwards in Samson Young’s The world falls apart into facts, 2019, Natascha will discuss the negotiations between the so called West and East. From the Colonial relations at the time of Sir John Barrow’s Travels in China, 1806 (featured in the exhibition), to recent instances of mistranslation, this tour will explore some of the global social and political issues raised by Real Music.

Bringing in experts from across the University of Edinburgh and beyond, our lunchtime tours enable a deeper exploration of some of the complex issues raised through our exhibitions. Each week, following a short general introduction by one of the Gallery’s curators, a specialist from a different field will join us to expand upon the themes of specific artworks. Providing different perspectives on Samson Young’s Real Music the upcoming tours navigate through the history of experimental music, the transcultural negotiations of the colonial empire, future applications of the next generation sound synthesis research and the culture of tourist instruments.

Talbot Rice Gallery
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
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