Güralp 40T creates music for art installation at Tate Modern, London

The Tate Anywhen Exhibition

Tate Anywhen Exhibition, Guralp 40T

Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, is proud to be supporting Anywhen, a new commission at Tate Modern, London with the loan of a 40T seismometer and DM24 digitiser.

Anywhen by Philippe Parreno is the latest in the Hyundai Commission, a series of commissions that form a regular feature at the Tate Modern each year between October and March.

Anywhen presents itself as an instrument which performs a series of functions and constructs a series of situations. The hall’s lights are controlled and activated according to different sequences. A changing soundscape is broadcast from various sources, blurring the sense of inside and outside, public and private, natural and technological.

The highly sensitive Güralp 40T seismometer and high fidelity DM24 digitiser forms one element of the technology working behind the scenes of the commission. The seismometer is being used like a musical instrument; data comes from ground movement within Tate Modern, which is then transformed into music with a programme designed by Nicolas Leroy. 

Tate Modern is one of the world’s largest modern and contemporary art galleries and is housed in a former Victorian era power station built on the Southbank of the Thames in central London. The Turbine Hall is a vast five storey floorspace that hosts an annual specially commissioned work by leading contemporary artists.

Dr Chris Potts, Güralp Executive Chairman explains his reasons for supporting the exhibit.

“We were intrigued when we were first approached to assist with this exhibit. The concept of combining seismic signals as part of an art work is a compelling one and allows us to explore how our instruments may contribute outside the scientific arena. We were delighted to be able to show our support.”

Access to Anywhen is free and can be experienced until 2nd April, 2017.

Image 2. The Tate Modern

The Tate Modern


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Güralp (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

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