Arcade Gallery is a new sound gallery under the arcades of the scenic Ljubljana market. Located in the first arcade between the fish market and the first loge, the gallery is an eight channel installation that allows for spatial listening while strolling under the arcades. When the market goes to sleep, the Arcade gallery wakes up and lets you explore sounds in the calm ambient of Plečnik’s market.
We commissioned artists working on the crossroads of contemporary classical, film and electronic music to compose sound pieces especially for the location. The Arcade Gallery revives the market with an unobtrusive, atmospheric intervention also when the market is closed.
We premiered the Arcade Gallery with a composition by the Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita, and continued the showcase of site-specific compositions with a new piece, titled 5th Column, by the composer and lute player Jozef van Wissem. In his work for Arcade Gallery, van Wissem combines field recordings from airports, lute playing and interviews with architects, to create a composition that reflects on the work of architects.