Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood
Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood
Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood
Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood Sonic Graffiti by Mr Underwood

Super sonic: Sound brings city spaces to life

30 : 11 : 2011 Birmingham : Soundscape : Crafted Locale

Birmingham – A joint commission between art gallery VIVID and music curators Capsule saw the streets of Digbeth, Birmingham come alive with sounds of the city.

Sound artist Mr Underwood temporarily secreted his latest pieces of Sonic Graffiti, consisting of eight small audio players and synthesizers into decayed and neglected urban spaces, with users having to interact with the pieces to trigger or manipulate sound.

‘I’ve been leaving odd sound objects in public places for years, but this incarnation of my Sonic Graffiti was scaled up to create a series of interactive, playable synthesizers,’ says artist Sam Underwood.

For another example of an artist celebrating sound, see our Seed on La Fabrique Sonore.

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