National Portrait Gallery,

The Fragmented Orchestra installation at the National Portrait Gallery is situated on the first floor landing of the original stone entrance block, built in 1896. This is the middle of three landings, all interconnected by open staircases with high ceilings. This position is in the heart of the Gallery, giving the Fragmented Orchestra microphone a diverse range of input from the busy Charing Cross Road entrance, the three-story Main Hall, the contemporary Balcony Gallery and the Victorian exhibition of the first floor. Housing portraits of famous people from British history, the Gallery sees visitor numbers of over 1.7 million a year and hosts regular musical events through its own Friday Evening Music Series.


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National Portrait Gallery
2 St. Martin's Place


For more information on this soundbox site, visit the National Portrait Gallery website.