Sunday, 2 February 2014
Friday Late with MasterCard at V&A Museum
Friday Late began in 1999, establishing the format for London cultural centers' evening events. This concept aims to inspire and provoke, while encouraging audiences to interact with the Museum's collections. I love attending this kind of events and last Friday I popped into the V & A Museum with a friend to unwind a little bit after work. The evening was all about music and its relationship to technology - from analogue to digital, from live streaming to digital manipulation.
I believe an outing at a museum could be a fantastic idea for a date as well. There is so much to see and you can browse the museum's collections in a casual, chilled way in the hope that both of you share the same interest in art. It is not your usual "let's meet for a drink" thing and I personally find it a lot more interesting and romantic!
There was a lot going on in the museum and I managed to attend the Human Resource System Performance in Raphael, Room 48a where whole pieces of music improvised by one musician were played in real time by up to thirty others. Using visual software to lead the large ensemble, Kieran McLeod and his HRS explored the traditions of Jazz and Folk in a way never before possible.
More on some of the exhibitions I looked at on a future post.
Coming up: Hackney Wick Takeover - Friday 28 February 2014.
Have a great day whatever you do!