Funded by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, Sonic Ray is a new large-scale installation by Artangel that projects the sound of Longplayer through light across the Thames. This exhibition takes place at two locations with travel between the two facilitated via boat.
A powerful beam of light projects the sound of Longplayer, a 1000-year long musical composition, across the river Thames.
Sonic Ray encodes the music of Longplayer at the speed of light. In this exhibition, the sound will be transmitted across the river between two points as light; from the Faraday lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf, where the lantern room will be reanimated for the first time since the late 19th century, to a new temporary listening post aboard Richard Wilson’s nautical sculpture Slice of Reality, located on the foreshore of the opposite bank on the Greenwich peninsula. A short ferry ride will connect the two locations, allowing visitors to experience Longplayer as a bridge of light across the Thames. You can begin your journey at either one of the locations on opposing ends of the river, where you will then be transported to the other side to complete your experience. Taking place from 30 October to 6 December 2020.
All viewing sessions will take place after dark, from dusk until late.
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Please note, as part of your ticket to visit Sonic Ray, you will be returned to your starting point upon visiting each exhibit on either side of the river, crossing via boat twice.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Days: Tuesdays - Sundays
Times: Dusk – Late
Running time: 1.5 hours