Guided By Music

The National Gallery of Denmark launched an interesting project involving art and music some months ago, that breaks the intangible screen that usually divides us from the modern art world.

The institute asked several Danish musicians to compose a track based on their interpretation of some of the major works released by Danish and Nordic artists between 1750 and 1900. Once the songs were made, the museum developed a freely available iPhone app. With this app everyone can visit the National Gallery with a personal soundtrack that guides visitors through the artworks.

The project and the app, which were named Music Made by Art, is an experiment which aim is to build a virtual collaboration between young Danish musicians and classic Danish artworks, with the underlying ambition to actualize cultural heritage. From now on listening to universally acclaimed electronic producer Trentemøller while looking at the painting of Saint Michael And The Dragon, will not be an heresy, but rather an inspiring intellectual pleasure…