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Sam Taylor-Wood asked Anne to compose a piece for an installation at The White Cube. Entitled "Sigh" the piece sums up the feelings of loss and vulnerability felt by the musicians who mime to their performance but without their instruments.


The installation consisted of 8 large screens suspended in a large dark room - with each screen showing a different section of the orchestra.


Sigh is over 8 minutes long and was written for a 56 piece orchestra.

From October 2016 for three months it was on view at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Sam Taylor-Wood "Sigh"

Anne says: "When I was composing this piece I had in mind Sam's wonderful large photographs from her series "Wuthering Heights". This gave me the sense of loss that would transform onto the members of the orchestra as they played without their instruments. I knew that the sound of each section had to come from the right screen and this allowed me to think about the music travelling around the room. Also, I wanted the listener to be able to move around the room and experience a different perspective of sound - very much like strolling through an orchestra. All the sections rely on each other to complete the soundscape and avoid a greater loss."

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Sam Taylor-Wood and Anne Dudley
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