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.
The first composition for the Arcade Gallery comes from the Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita. Titled Afterglow, the story is inspired by the ballad Water Man by Slovenian romantic poet France Prešeren. Watch the video interview below to learn more about Masayoshi’s work process and his thoughts on his art and music.