How might sound help audiences understand the works of one of the most striking progressive movements in the history of modern art? The AGNSW wanted an immersive audio experience that could elevate the stories behind the Hermitage works while guiding visitors through the exhibition. The tour was to be delivered via museum-owned mobile devices, but also needed to work as a standalone app visitors could download.
Curatorial workshops and consultations established the aesthetic and technical parameters for the exhibition, making for a smooth workflow within tight timeframes. Commissioned musicians composed and recorded an emotive musical landscape, producing tracks for each section of the show along with underlying music for each of the 12 narrative audio stops. Curator Jackie Dunn added narrative. We achieved all of this in tandem with building the customised Masters Audio Guide app.
The Gallery wanted visual simplicity, beauty and technical ease. We delivered an evocative museum audio experience that was accessible and location-aware. Gallery visitors could enjoy the guide via the Masters Audio Guide app on museum-owned mobile devices or downloaded as a standalone app from the Apple App Store to their device..