The Chemical Brothers are among the musicians who have provided soundtracks for artworks at London’s Tate Modern Museum of Art. Visitors to the gallery will be able to hear the tracks at listening posts next to the pieces that inspired them.
The Chemical Brothers provided a track to go with Jacob Epstein’s 1913-14 sculpture Torso in Metal from The Rock Drill. One new track will be made available to visitors every month, including contributions from The Long Blondes, Roll Deep and the Union of Knives.
“We chose to write music for The Rock Drill as it seemed so dynamic, powerful and modern – it just seemed so techno,” said the Chemical Brothers, “We could imagine music as soon as we saw it.”
“The sculpture has a feeling of movement. We wanted to capture the latent feeling of force that the figure has,” they added. “Having heard music in art galleries before that is largely ambient, we wanted to make something rhythmic and structured that connected to the piece.”