Set amidst the quiet beauty of Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery must be one of London's most beloved and beautiful galleries. In this wondrous and serene environment, I've composed this theme song with consideration for the dynamic coexistence of art, sound, structure, and scenery. Art is a labyrinth. Through each source of inspiration, we discover a new and unique path. By layering a dozen simple guitar riff tracks I was able to create this mosaic-like soundscape, reflecting inspiration from both the classic nature of the original gallery and also the ultra modern elegance of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid. I hope this piece may be memorable and inspiring for all who listen to it.
With a career spanning more than three decades, Tomoyasu Hotei is accomplished as a guitarist, composer, singer-songwriter, and producer, known internationally for his original song, “Battle Without Honor or Humanity,” recognisable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill.
An iconic and legendary star in his native Japan, Hotei currently lives in London and continues to be a forerunner in the global music scene.