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Hélène Binet in conversation

Architecture and music


Thursday 4 November 2021
6.30 — 8pm

Tickets will be available to Friends of the RA at 11am on Wednesday 13 October and to the general public at 11am on Thursday 14 October.

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Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet

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Hélène Binet

Le Corbusier, Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette, Eveux, France, 2002 Hand-printed black-and-white silver-gelatin print

Courtesy ammann // projects

Join us at St George’s Bloomsbury for an evening of music and architecture with renowned photographer Hélène Binet.

This is a live event taking place at St George’s Bloomsbury, WC1A 2SA. Click here to view map.

To coincide with her exhibition Light Lines at the RA, Hélène Binet joins RA curator Vicky Richardson in a conversation that looks at how connections between music and architecture can change our understanding of space.

Inspired by Binet’s photographs of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s churches, this evening will be hosted at St George’s Bloomsbury, a landmark of English Baroque Architecture. We will begin with a short recital of classical music chosen by Binet to celebrate the unique nature of the space and to further contemplate the relationship between music and architecture.

Having grown up in a family of musicians, Binet’s work regularly touches on the parallels between music and architecture. She readily talks of the tempo and energy created by moments of light and dark within a building as musical, emphasising the multi-sensory nature of space. In this event, Binet will discuss her passion for music and how she uses it to understand memory and time within her work.

Music will be performed by cellist and composer Cecilia Bignall. Cecilia is passionate about contemporary music and jazz, she has toured with Chris Potter, recorded with Tim Garland and Laura Jurd, and has played with London Sinfonietta.

Due to the layout of the church, and audience proximity to speakers and staff, we strongly advise audiences to wear a face covering throughout their visit, including during the event. This is to support the continued welfare and safety of speakers, staff and audiences.

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Thursday 4 November 2021

6.30 — 8pm

St George's Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SA

£20, £12 Please note your ticket will include a small drinks reception following the talk

Tickets will be available to Friends of the RA at 11am on Wednesday 13 October and to the general public at 11am on Thursday 14 October.

Book now