Giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘art rock’, Glasgow’s most dapper indie gents, Franz Ferdinand, will be collaborating with London’s Hauser & Wirth art gallery for a forthcoming track – and they want you to drum on it!
Franz sticksman Paul Thompson has been working with artists Anri Sala on the track, entitled ‘Ulysses’, whose drum score is composed of random words taken from James Joyce’s novel of the same name. The track forms part of a wider exhibition, ‘A Second Look’.
So, how can you get involved? Well, between now and 22 December 2007, visitors to the art gallery will have the opportunity to create the drum track for the song – although rather than hearing the song, you have to read from the aforementioned drum score. But whoever said being a top artist was simple? After 22 December, visitors’ efforts will be used in a series of remixes of the track.
Hauser & Wirth Website