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Peter Adjaye on composing 'Ceremonies Within' for Toyin Ojih Odutola

Peter Adjaye and Ekow Eshun
2 Oct 2020
7 min watch

How do you create a soundscape for an exhibition? Peter Adjaye joins Ekow Eshun in conversation to discuss his composition for Toyin Ojih Odutola's 'A Countervailing Theory' in The Curve.

Created in response to the first-ever UK exhibition by Toyin Ojih Odutola, Adjaye’s 12-channel sound installation, Ceremonies Within, combines the authentic sounds of ancient African instrumentation with modern contemporary synths and strings. Taking the listener on a journey through multiple percussive sounds, acoustic drums, wooden flutes and choral passages. The sound installation allows the multitude of sounds to ‘bleed’ into each other as an organic movement within the space.

Ceremonies Within is available to purchase from Vinyl Factory

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