- Anthem runs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from July 23rd to September 6th.
Multimedia artist Wu Tsang has created an 84-foot curtain sculpture in collaboration with the American composer Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
The work, called Anthem, will be on display at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum starting this Friday. It features a video of Glenn-Copeland performing original music such as acappella melodies as well as his celebrated track "Deep River." The installation, intended to harmonise with the museum's cathedral-like acoustics, aims to enhance Glenn-Copeland's voice through "ambiguous vocal timbres, changing tints of ambient sound, and other heterogeneous sonic and visual textures," according to the Guggenheim.
As part of the exhibition, Tsang also worked with Kelsey Lu and producer Asma Maroof to create an additional soundscape of other voices and noises that were inspired by Glenn-Copeland's voice.
For more on the singer, composer and instrumentalist, revisit our 2020 conversation with Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
Anthem runs until September 6th. Check the Guggenheim's website for details on tickets.