Radical Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum
18.Oct.01 - 06.Jan.02
A visually stunning and provocative exhibition highlighting the radical fashion trends of the future features at the V&A, London.
Showcasing the work of the most spectacular and avant-garde international fashion designers of today. Paul Schütze was commissioned to provide a music piece for this show for one of the two galleries which are hosting the Radical Fashion exhibition. A specially tailored Dolby 5.1 Surround system has been installed for the piece.
Mission planar speakers and sub bass bins have been placed in an unconventional image pattern centering on the long corridor which runs the length of the gallery. The individual spaces off the corridor are then reinforced with additional speakers so the image appears to move along the corridor.
This piece, called Dressing The Air, uses a steel drum solo originally recorded for the album Second Site and builds on the notion of an internal weather system which evolves through the space over a period of roughly forty minutes before repeating itself. An excerpt of this piece is included on the compilation disc for the show.