Tonesight is an apparatus that uses gesture recognition technology to detect a user’s hand movements, conjuring music from an artwork based on the position of the hand in relation to the painting.
This allows visitors the chance to explore paintings through sound and create their own arrangement of beautiful pre-composed music. Join us for a demonstration of Tonesight in front of Boucher’s Rising and Setting of the Sun and Poussin’s Dance to the Music of Time.
The event will include live music performed by students from Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, along with audio description of the paintings.
Tonesight has been created at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys by Cal Hewitt and musician Richard Navarro-Pollott, and developed through the RNIB Sensing Culture activities at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury. This event is in conjunction with VocalEyes.
This event is accessible for blind and partially sighted visitors. Join The Wallace Collection team at 1.15pm for a cup of tea, event starts at 1.45pm.
This is a free event, but booking is essential.
For more information about Tonesight, visit www.tonesight.com
[Image: Poussin’s Dance to the Music of Time]