Sound Matters, Touring Show

Sound Matters considers the connections between craft practice and sound art. Seven contemporary works have been selected to illustrate ways in which these two distinct practices collide. Exploring the physicality of sound, the works are characterised by both their sonic properties and materiality


The makers and artists represented in this exhibition demonstrate how an engagement with sound also implicates an engagement with matter. Drawn from across creative disciplines, each work is indicative of a different approach: looking to traditional craft heritage and processes such as weaving and woodturning to create new sound forms, playing with shared technologies and language and revealing the sounds of materials.


Sound Matters

Sound Lathe at Sound Matters exhibition photograph © Sophie Mutevelian/Crafts Council


With its equal emphasis on sound and form,Sound Matters offers a new and multi-sensory engagement with craft, with each work demanding to be heard as well as seen. With works of varying scale and volume, it is as important to listen as to look to fully experience the show.


9Volt Speaker at Sound Matters exhibition photograph © Sophie Mutevelian/Crafts Council


The audio content presented on this website was produced by Resonance 104.4FM, a radio station dedicated to experimental sound and radio art. The recordings feature each of the makers and artists in conversation with the exhibition’s curatorial advisor, David Toop, Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at University of the Arts London.

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