Music for the Great Gallery by Brian Eno
2012-2015 Reggia di Venaria
Brian Eno’s sound installation 12 Seasons. Music for the Great Gallery was created expressly for the Great Gallery of the Reggia di Venaria.
The sound installation explores the possible aesthetics offered by new technology in relation to the ambient, with a series of musical movements which stratify into each other. To take full advantage of the acoustic characteristics of the Great Gallery, Eno worked directly inside the room in order to obtain the proper balance between the sounds and the acoustic reverberations.
The twelve movements are played over the speaker system, with two speakers located at the entrance and two at the exit of the Great Gallery, surrounding visitors with sounds that vary according to their position inside the Gallery.