Installation: Heed by Sam Underwood @ Phoenix Café

Morton Underwood’s ‘Futuro Mantra Boxes’ at Matt’s Gallery, London 2014

Dates: 31 May to 4 June
Location: Phoenix Café
Price: Free (No reservation needed)

This project sees musical instrument designer Sam Underwood install a series of devices in and around Phoenix Café. A variation on his long term Sonic Graffiti project, Underwood felt it necessary to reflect on our current divisions. Each piece encourages close listening and quiet reflection as an antidote to the bombast that seems so commonplace at this time.

Sam Underwood is a musician, sound artist and musical instrument designer. His work in musical instrument design focuses on the development of new musical instruments; predominantly acoustic and mechanical, with a particular penchant for those in the bass/sub-bass register. One of the central aims of his work in creating new musical instruments is to develop fresh interfaces with sound for both performer and audience.

Sam’s work is exhibited as part of the Interfaces Sound Art Festival, part of the EU-funded Interfaces project, which aims to put sound art in real-world public places. Sound sculptures and Installations will be installed across the Cultural Quarter including Phoenix, The Curve Theatre, LCB Depot, and Exchange Bar.