The popular ‘Curious Curator’ exhibition returns to Sounds New this year, as students, sound artists and writers respond to the festival.
The exhibition this year features students from Canterbury College and University of Kent sound boffins, together with local writers. Inspired by Robert Wyatt’ss 2003 album Cuckooland, one of the pieces featuring in the ‘Cuckooland Revisited’ project with the Brodsky Quartet on Thursday 8 May at the festival, participants will respond to his music in a variety of ways.
Robert Wyatt is most famous for being a part of the Canterbury scene in the 1970’s as a founder-member of prog-rock giants, Soft Machine, and was himself educated locally at Simon Langton Boys’ Grammar School.
This year, for the first time, ‘Curious Curator’ will be exhibiting in Canterbury College’s Palette Gallery, in the main college building on the New Dover Road. Doors open on 2nd May, and the exhibition runs until 9th June, from 10am to 4pm; admission in free.
Come along to Sounds New to both see and hear ‘Cuckooland…’