For her commission, Alice Theobald has produced Taking Stock, a music library made up of 21 specially composed instrumental scores.

Taking Stock with Alice Theobald is a ongoing project in which her own musical compositions draw upon long-term research into the commodification and economy of emotions through language, sound and intonation and how they shape human experience, interaction and perception. Whilst also analysing the affective power of film scores, music for television and stock music.

Alice Theobald develops multifaceted installations that incorporate sculpture, music, performance and video. Her work addresses accepted concepts of spectacle and emotion to explore the spectrum of acting and performance present in our everyday lives and the demand for “authenticity”. Drawing upon a mixture of pop cultural references, Theobald questions the essence of drama, stage and life when representing complex human themes such as love, aspiration, freedom, alienation, memory and doubt.

For an interview with the artist about her commission, please click here.