LAOCOÖN: FUGUE REFRACTIONS: LAOCOÖN AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE

In 2007, Jim Aitchison composed music for the event Towards a New Laocoön at the Henry Moore Institute curated by Stephen Feeke, performed by Philippa Mo. The music developed out of an earlier commission from violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved to create a response to Laocoön for the Enlightenment Project at the British Museum in 2006.
The music responds to the ancient Greek Hellenistic sculpture, Laocoön and His Sons, residing both in the Vatican, and in the form of an early C18th red wax replica, in the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum.

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