POP Art of a different kind has arrived in York with the opening of When All Is Quiet, Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery.

The chart-topping Leeds band members have co-curated an experimental exhibition that explores the boundaries between art and music, sound and vision. Simon Rix, Vijay Mistry, Nick "Peanut" Baines and Andrew White attended tonight's launch but singer Ricky Wilson was absent through illness.

Running until March 10 next year, the exhibition features 11 artworks from York Art Gallery's collections, each chosen by Kaiser Chiefs to be accompanied by a song heard on a headset in the Kaiser Chiefs Take Over York Art Gallery's Collection room.

In the next-door room, The Kaisers have created an installation specially for the show, Silent Gig, which removes music from the experience of a gig, but heightens lighting and lyrics.

The main gallery space has been given over to Janet Cardiff’s The Forty Part Motet, which allows people to walk through an oval of speakers to hear a reworking of Thomas Tallis’s Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui, from the singers' perspective.