Rainforest V

A sound installation inaugurates MoMA’s new space dedicated to live art

Titled David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics, this exhibition features Rainforest V (variation 1) (1973–2015), the last evolution of David Tudor’s Rainforest a musical composition originally created in 1968.  According to the early pioneer of electronic music, the concept was a “dream-vision of an orchestra of loudspeakers, each speaker being as unique as any musical instrument.” The current performance installation is constructed from everyday objects, each of which speaks in its own voice—chirping, croaking, clicking, or ringing—and contributes to a collective polyphony. The special exhibit runs from October 21st to January 5th, and will inaugurate the Studio, MoMA’s dedicated space for live art

Rainforest V

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