‘Pitched into music’ takes the visual form of a soundwave, using photography and illustration printed on layered Foamex, to depict the murmur and anticipation before a performance to the point at which music begins. It is inspired by Simon Armitage’s poem, ‘the event horizon’. This poem was commissioned for the reopening of Hallé St Peter's and is incorporated into the physical structure of the entrance to the auditorium - the ‘event horizon’.
Medium: Printed Foamex board, mounted in layers. Requires mounting/hanging by the purchaser.
Dimensions: Approx. 1700mm x 600mm x 100mm excluding fixings.
Estimate: £400 - £500.
About the artist:
The Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. Founded in Manchester by Sir Charles Hallé, the Hallé gave its first concert in the Free Trade Hall on 30 January 1858. The players in the Hallé are among the finest in the world and have come from 14 countries to work in Manchester. The display has been created by the Hallé’s Head of Design, Peter Naish.