USUALLY art exhibitions are quiet affairs, but the new Sound Matters showcase in Southampton is anything but.

The exhibition, which is in the Sir James Matthews Building in Above Bar Street, mixes sound with art to provide a “multisensory” experience.

Each piece of art is not only there for people to look at, but also for people to hear.

The interactive exhibition features work from contemporary sound artists who have been chosen for their innovative approach to craft sound into art – to enforce the idea that sound has a physical presence.

It features a range of distinctive musical instruments, for instance sound artist Max Eastley uses electricity mixed with wind, water and ice to form sound sculptures.

It will run Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 11am to 5pm, until March 8. Admission is free.