Bank of America, Tate Modern

Bank of America were putting on a major retrospective of pop artist Robert Rauschenberg at the Tate Modern, and they needed music for the private view. The challenge here was always going to be how to get across the energy and excitement of the 50s and 60s art scene and also do justice to the experimentalism of Rauschenberg, and the musicians he collaborated with. We never shy away from a challenge.

We looked closely at his friendship with composer John Cage, how Rauschenberg’s art accompanied his music, and vice versa, and subsequently decided to curate three DJ sets of 60 minutes, that whilst accessible to a more corporate atmosphere, brought with them an avant-garde surprise. Each set incorporated live accompaniment from a percussionist and a saxophonist, allowing for the room itself to influence and shape the music that was played.

You can enjoy some of the playlist here.