Susan Philipsz – Exhibition at Tate Britain 21November 2015 to 3 April 2016

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Susan Philipsz OBE is a Scottish artist who won the 2010 Turner Prize. Originally a sculptor, she is best known for her sound installations.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/susan-philipsz-war-damaged-musical-instruments/philipsz-introduction

Ulster University
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Moving, thought provoking and beautiful sound piece set in the Duveen Galleries. It ‘features fourteen recordings of British and German brass and wind instruments damaged in conflicts over the last 200 years. The notes recorded are based on the tones of the military bugle call – The Last Post -, but the tune is fragmented to such an extent that it is almose unrecognisable.  The tune signalled to lost and wounded soldiers that it was safe to return to base and is used today as a final farewell in military funerals and Remembrance ceremonies.’ Tate Britain

 

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Klappenhorn (Keyed Bugle). Ruin.  Salvaged from the Alte Munz Bunker, Berlin 1945. In the collection of the Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Berlin

 

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