To coincide with her exhibition Light Lines at the RA, Hélène Binet joins RA curator Vicky Richardson in a conversation that looks at how connections between music and architecture can change our understanding of space.
Inspired by Binet’s photographs of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s churches, this evening will be hosted at St George’s Bloomsbury, a landmark of English Baroque Architecture. We will begin with a short recital of classical music chosen by Binet to celebrate the unique nature of the space and to further contemplate the relationship between music and architecture.
Having grown up in a family of musicians, Binet’s work regularly touches on the parallels between music and architecture. She readily talks of the tempo and energy created by moments of light and dark within a building as musical, emphasising the multi-sensory nature of space. In this event, Binet will discuss her passion for music and how she uses it to understand memory and time within her work.
Music will be performed by cellist and composer Cecilia Bignall. Cecilia is passionate about contemporary music and jazz, she has toured with Chris Potter, recorded with Tim Garland and Laura Jurd, and has played with London Sinfonietta.