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Travel back in time with Supersonic Festival's All Ears exhibition

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This year's imperious Supersonic Festival sees leftfield, ear-savaging acts such as The Pop Group, Six Organs Of Admittance, The Bug and Liturgy, as well as artists with a less voluble but no less dynamic sound, invading Birmingham from June 11-14.

Long-time Brum alt-rock promoters Capsule are expanding the event's focus this year with specially commissioned performances, sound installations, workshops and exhibitions. One of these music-related exhibitions is All Ears, a showcase of new works inspired by technology pioneered for listening to and performing early music.

Alongside a five-octave pipe organ reconditioned by composer and historian Sarah Angliss and artists Colin Uttley and Eve Warren, Morton Underwood's "listening device" and Paul Gitten's Oak Apple Orchestra, you'll be able to check out Birmingham Museums' special collection of mechanical instruments and rarely-seen Victorian music boxes. Check out the images below for a taster.

The exhibition runs from June 1-14 at Millennium Point and is free to all. It also features a range of workshops, including Juneau Projects' DIY Modular Music Makers Workshop and Morton Underwood's Augmented Listening Workshop (Saturday June 6) followed by Owl Project's Optikit Workshop and a second Augmented Listening Workshop (Saturday June 13).

Check out the festival's similarly-minded Bees In A Tin installation, too, which takes place on Friday June 12.

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust

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