Jamie xx Pens Soundtrack to a Painting
Published May 01, 2015Jamie xx is gearing up to release his debut solo record In Colour next month, but the UK producer has still found the time to take on another artistic side project.
We already knew that he was working on scoring a Jonathan Safran Foer-based ballet, and now it's been revealed that Jamie xx will be providing the soundtrack to a painting at London's National Gallery this summer.
He'll be a contributing artist in an upcoming exhibit titled Soundscapes, which will run from July 8 to September 6. A press release explains that the project instructed the participating artists "to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response."
There will be a dedicated soundproofed room to each artist, their work of art, and their musical composition. According to the exhibition's tagline, vistors are encouraged to "hear the painting" and "see the sound."
Jamie xx's selected work is Van Rysselberghe's "Coastal Scene."
The other artists featured in the project are Nico Muhly, Susan Phillipsz, Jamie xx, Gabriel Yared, Chris Watson, and Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.
Jamie xx's debut solo LP In Colour arrives on June 2 through Young Turks.