The Pink Floyd Exhibition in Madrid
The Pink Floyd Exhibition is an audio-visual journey through 50 years of one of the world’s most iconic rock groups, and a rare and exclusive glimpse into the world of Pink Floyd. It features many previously-unseen objects collected over the band’s eclectic history.
The exhibition’s mammoth, described by national British newspapers as “stunning”, “a real feast for the senses” and “almost as good as seeing the band live”, was the most successful exhibition of its kind. The exhibition celebrates Pink Floyd’s place in history as the world’s cultural landscape changed throughout the 1960s and beyond. The band occupied a distinctive experimental space and was the foremost exponent of a psychedelic movement that changed the understanding of music forever, becoming one of the most important groups in contemporary music.
Pink Floyd have produced some of the most iconic imagery in popular culture: from pigs flying over Battersea Power Station, The Dark Side of the Moon prism, cows, and marching hammers to giant inflatable teachers; their vision was brought to life by creative individuals such as modern surrealist and long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson, satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe and psychedelic lighting pioneer Peter Wynne-Wilson.
The flow of the exhibition, in chronological order, is enhanced by music and the voices of past and present members of Pink Floyd throughout, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright, explaining their experiences and musical experimentation along their fruitful careers
This culminates in the Performance Zone, where visitors enter an immersive audio-visual space, which includes the recreation of the very last performance of all four members of the band at Live 8 in 2005, with “Comfortably Numb”, specially mixed using Sennheiser’s ground-breaking AMBEO 3D audio technology.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition is a complete audiovisual experience thanks to the use of state-of-the-art multimedia technology. Via the intuitive Sennheiser’s GuidePORT system and the use of Sennehiser headphones, visitors will immerse themselves into the worlds of sounds of the band. Sennheiser is the technology partner of the exhibition. This is a partnership that uses the most advanced technology to virtually merge image and music. The use of the headphones is part of the experience and is included in your ticket.
Michael Cohl of S2BN Entertainment said: “The fans’ reaction to the exhibition was even better than we expected. It’s two hours of pure Floyd music, spirit and excitement.”