SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS
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Victoria and Albert Museum presents the first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd –it was about time that such an exhibition took place. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is sure to be spectacular audio-visual experience. The exhibiton will take you through the years of Pink Floyd, chronicling its unparalleled music, design and concerts from its beginning.
The exhibition’s curator is Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, who is the Creative Director of Pink Floyd (you’ll remember him from the timeless album art of Pink Floyd through the years). Alongside Paula Stainton for Pink Floyd and a V&A team that is led by Senior Curator Victoria Broackes, Powell has gathered over 350 artefacts belonging to the band. The curating team has worked with the three surviving members of the band, namely Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason. The gathered artefacts include instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, hand-written lyrics, graphics and artwork.
What should we expect? We are to expect an immersion by iconic visuals and sounds of the band’s early years, gain an insight into their swinging sixties period the spot that it all began, walk through its 1970’s albums – the pigs flying over Battersea Power Station, cows, the rainbow prism and marching hammers to inflatable teachers.
The exhibiton locates the epic band within the history of design, performance and musical magnificence. So save the date, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens on 13 May 2017 for 20 weeks. Tickets are available now.
Before you go, remember to take one last look at their album covers:
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
A Saucer Full of Secrets
Soundtrack from the Film 'More'
Atom Heart Mother
Obscured by Clouds
Dark Side of the Moon
A Nice Pair
Wish You Were Here
A Collection of Great Dance Songs
The Final Cut
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Delicate Sound of Thunder
The Division Bell
Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-1981
Oh By The Way