Jamie xx debuts new composition ‘Ultramarine’ at London art exhibition

The xx producer released his solo debut in June

Jamie xx has soundtracked a new art exhibition in London, which opens this week.

The electronic musician and member of The xx has created a composition for a new audio-visual project at the National Gallery.

The exhibition, ‘Soundscapes’, sees a number of musicians and sound artists creating recordings based on paintings of their choosing from the gallery’s collection. As well as Jamie xx, the likes of Nico Muhly, Chris Watson, Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller, Gabriel Yared and Susan Philipsz are also involved in the project.


Jamie xx’s piece, titled ‘Ultramarine’, is based on Théo van Rysselberghe’s 1892 painting ‘Coastal Scene’.

According to DIY, the musician’s “installation shifts and sounds slightly different depending on where you stand in the room.” The exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday (July 8).

Jamie xx released his debut solo LP ‘In Colour’ last month (June 1). The album charted at Number Three in the Official UK Albums Chart.

Jamie xx plays the following live dates:

Wales Green Man Festival (August 22)
Leeds Festival (28)
Reading Festival (30)
Isle of Wight Bestival (September 10)
London O2 Brixton Academy (October 15)
Manchester Albert Hall (16)
Glasgow Arches (17)