Listening to Art

05.12: Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire


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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume five, number twelve: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

In this, the last issue of volume five, we hear Voice of Fire for the fifth time. We have heard it earlier in volume one number seven, volume two number nine, volume three number twelve and volume four number eleven. As I said in volume three number twelve,

It is always a great pleasure to revisit a favourite work of art and to experience it again and anew.

This is a painting, acrylic on canvas, 243.8 cm wide by 543.6 cm high.

Now let’s listen to Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman, recorded at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, on 24 October 2019.

Waveform of the field recording.

That was Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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Bibliography

All web sites accessed as of date of publication.

Denton, William. “Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire.” Listening to Art 01, no. 07 (13 August 2017). https://listeningtoart.org/01.07/.

Denton, William. “Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire.” Listening to Art 02, no. 09 (15 March 2018). https://listeningtoart.org/02.09/.

Denton, William. “Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire.” Listening to Art 03, no. 12 (01 November 2018). https://listeningtoart.org/03.12/.

Denton, William. “Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire.” Listening to Art 04, no. 11 (13 April 2019). https://listeningtoart.org/04.11/.

National Gallery of Canada. “Voice of Fire.” National Gallery of Canada. https://www.gallery.ca/collection/artwork/voice-of-fire.

Wikipedia, s.v. “Barnett Newman,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnett_Newman.

Wikipedia, s.v. “Voice of Fire,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_of_Fire.