In his studio Samson Young makes sound drawings, reads up about new ideas and theories and tinkers with technological equipment.
Not what you expect from someone trained as a classical musician. But this musician is now a sound artist and composer. In 2010 he conducted an orchestra of iphones
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‘Nocturne’ is another piece by Young which consisted of found and edited footage of night bombings, mainly U.S attacks on the Middle East which he plays on mute on his laptop. As he watches, Samson uses household objects to reproduce and perform the sound of the explosions, gunshots and debris as accurately as he can. By the end of the show the artist will know the composition by heart. These sound effects are broadcast via pirate radio frequencies in and outside of the gallery. Even without the chilling context of the noises they make captivating listening.
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