Friday 6 August 2004
2 performances: 7 and 8pm (each 30 minutes)
Free – no ticket required
“Vauxhall Pleasure” is a multi-part protest piece. For the performance at Tate Britain, Eighteenth Century music and field recordings from the complex road junction at Vauxhall Cross which covers part of the original site of the Pleasure Gardens- will form the basis of a new sound composition. The piece creates a dissonant sonic history of Vauxhall now and then: the Arcadian songs of Thomas Arne and his contemporaries polluted by the noise and rhythm of heavy city traffic at the site today.
“Vauxhall Pleasure” is a work by Anna Best and Paul Whitty, and is also part of Tempered Ground at the Museum of Garden History from 1 July.