MOMENTS | Mash-up: Jamie xx Blends Art & Music in the National Gallery’s Latest ‘Soundscapes’ Exhibition

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Okay, we know we’ve been a little too into Jamie xx lately (correction: we’re always really into him), but he’s been churning a lot of interesting work that bridges music with other creative disciplines. His latest project was done for the National Gallery’s Soundscapes exhibition in London. Soundscapes commissions various musicians and sound artists to create instillations based on a painting chosen from the museum. Jamie xx selected Théo van Rysselberghe’s painting Coastal Scene, and created the pointillism-inspired “Ultramarine.” Though it doesn’t give us the full spectrum of the sound installation, the National Gallery has put out a preview of the work. And hey, you can even hear snippets of “Ultramarine” in the background. The exhibition is open now and will be at the National Gallery in London until September 6th.