Memory & Light by Arvo Part / Arup
London Design Festival 2018
Client: Harman Kardon
Photography: Andy Stagg
For London Design Festival 2018, composer Arvo Pärt and Arup presented “Memory & Light”, curated by Clare Farrow, in the V&A’s Norfolk House Music Room: a unique meeting of music and design, inspired by Arvo Pärt’s words.
Born in Estonia in September 1935, Arvo Pärt is the most performed contemporary composer in the world, whose life and music represent a drive for freedom and invention, against the odds. This installation – a rare collaboration – was specially conceived for the V&A’s Norfolk House Music Room and was inspired by Arvo Pärt’s famous words:
“I could compare my music to white light, which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.”