Real Music / Friday Lunchtime Tours


Real Music at Talbot Rice
Samson Young, Real Music installation shot, 2019. Photo Sally Jubb. Courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery


Free Admission - no booking required

Dr. Sarah Deters is the Learning & Engagement Curator for St Cecilia’s Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum. Talking about the tourist instruments within Real Music, the Ryga-gling (Monastic oboe) from Nepal and Kora (Bridge-harp) from The Gambia, Sarah will discuss instruments made to meet European expectations. Forming a dialogue with Samson Young’s The world falls apart into facts, 2019, , this tour will elaborate on what material cultural tells us about the difference between Eastern and Western musical traditions.

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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