Pink Floyd transformed the history of music forever. Now you can experiance there existance It with the official Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains exhibition which is now open in Madrid.
Much more than a Pink Floyd concert. An audiovisual and sound journey through the extraordinary universe of one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time. The music, the image and the staging of the band from its debut in the 60s to the present
As of May 10th the exhibition is running in Espacio 5.1, Ifema, Madrid from may 10th right through until september 15th 2019.
This exhibition proposes a multi-sensory journey through half a century’s history of the acclaimed British rock group, Pink Floyd. The exhibition features photographs, videos, cover designs, unique objects and, of course, a selection of the best music through the different stages of this iconic and eclectic group.
With over 350 objects, the exhibition presents objects that are on display in an exhibition for the first time ever, such as handwritten song lyrics, stage elements or musical instruments. Many of them were held in recording studios or private collections.
The journey is chronological and accompanies visitors with the music and words of the band members. It includes characteristic elements of the 1960s, such as an original painting of Syd Barrett or Richard Wright’s personalised device to balance sound through a joystick. From the 1970s, there are various musical instruments, such as the Fender Custom Telecaster from the recording of Animals; the comic used as a programme in 1974; a recreation of the inflatables from The Wall or the teacher’s wand.
For the 1980s and 1990s, the reconstructions of the intelligent minds of The Division Bell and the light bulb suit on the cover jacket of Delicate Sound of Thunder, whose photo was taken close to Madrid.
After fascinating hundreds of thousands of visitors in cities like London, Rome or Dortmund, the exhibition is visiting Madrid (Space 5.1 IFEMA – Feria de Madrid) to immerse the group’s fans and music lovers in general, in the fascinating universe of the band responsible for such revolutionary albums as The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) or The Wall (1979).
Pink Floyd is considered to be one of the best rock bands ever and a cultural icon of the 20th century. Many of its songs and albums have been pioneers of emerging musical movements from the 1960s and 1970s, such as psychedelic or spatial rock and progressive and symphonic rock. The philosophical background of its songs, the innovative covers of its albums and its spectacular live concerts also marked a before and after in music.