The soundtrack to William Kentridge’s Second-Hand Reading launches at Whitechapel Gallery

The soundtrack to William Kentridge’s Second-Hand Reading launches at Whitechapel Gallery

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South African artist celebrated with new vinyl release.

Soweto-born musician Neo Muyanga’s haunting soundtrack to Second-Hand Reading, an intricately drawn, stop-motion animation by fellow South African William Kentridge has been pressed to white vinyl for a limited edition release by The Vinyl Factory.

Muyanga’s score of lilting pianos and melancholy, incantatory vocals acts as a stirring accompaniment to the piece which features hundreds of drawings superimposed on a copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary and other lexicons and encyclopedia, where figures, objects and oblique sayings dance across the pages with agility and grace.

SECOND-HAND READING

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE & NEO MUYANGA
THE VINYL FACTORY / WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
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To mark the release, which coincides with Kentridge’s first major solo show in the UK for over 15 years, London’s Whitechapel Gallery will host a launch party at their First Thursday event on 5 January, featuring a three-hour DJ set inspired by the artist from The Vinyl Factory.

Available to buy at the event, from the Whitechapel shop or online via the following links, Second-Hand Reading will be released in two versions, a standard white vinyl edition of 300 copies featuring artwork by Kentridge, and a super limited edition of just 50 copies, each of which includes one of Kentridge’s unique original drawing from the work.

The launch will take place at Whitechapel Gallery on 5 January from 6pm-9pm. Click here for more information.