Underline: We Happened to Travel

Art on the Underground presents the world premiere of a series of new works by composer Matt Rogers. These works will be performed live by the London Sinfonietta across the Victoria line.

Art on the Underground’s first ever commissioned composer, Matt Rogers was invited to create new work inspired by the Victoria line. Rogers’ project  considers the Tube as a site of relocation in time and space, the rich possibilities of chance encounters and the unique ambient characters of the Underground, resulting in an new site-specific series of work to animate the Victoria line, from live performances, to recordings, installations and downloads.

Sunday 3 April 2016 was the first date in a series of sumptuous, one-off performances with players from London Sinfonietta on the Victoria line. From solo players to ensemble pieces, these events visually draw from the Victoria line’s unique tile motifs, with costumes designed by Jenny Hayton and graphic works by Fraser Muggeridge studio. If you have missed the performance on the 3rd, do not panic! You still have 3 more weekends to enjoy this amazing spectacle.

Done in collaboration with London Sinfonietta, the remaining live performances on the Victoria line are as it follows:

Matt Rogers, Displaced Duets Part 1 (Karen Jones, flute at Euston Underground station), 2016. Photo: Benedict Johnson.

Sunday 10 April 2016

Displaced Duet for Flute (Karen Jones)

15:00 – 15:30      Stockwell

16:00 – 16:30      King’s Cross St. Pancras – Northern Ticket Hall

Sunday 17 April 2016

Displaced Duet for Cello (Tim Gill)

15:00 – 15:30       Highbury & Islington,

16:00 – 16:30        King’s Cross St. Pancras – Northern Ticket Hall

Sunday 24 April 2016

Music for Station Broadcast (David Hockings & Aristel Skrbic)

15:00 – 15:30   King’s Cross St. Pancras – Northern Ticket Hall

Matt Rogers, Displaced Duet Part 1 (Tim Gill, cello at Walthamstow Bus Station), 2016. Photo: Benedict Johnson

We Happened to Travel (Phase One)

15:00 – 15:30    Various Victoria line stations (see below)

Eight players set out across the Victoria line from Brixton, Vauxhall via Stockwell, Oxford Circus Via Green Park and Pimlico, Seven Sisters via Tottenham Hale, Blackhorse Road via Warren Street, Walthamstow Central Tube station and Walthamstow Bus Station, travelling to King’s Cross St. Pancras Tube station

We Happened to Travel (Phase Two) & Displaced Duets (Horn, Flute, Cello)

15:30 – 16:15      King’s Cross St. Pancras – Northern Ticket Hall


David Sheppard, Sound Intermedia – sound design

Jenny Hayton – costume design

Fraser Muggeridge studio – graphic design

Matt Rogers, Displaced Duet Part 1 (Nicholas Korth, horn at Pimlico Underground station), 2016. Photo: Benedict Johnson.

David Hockings and Aristel Skrbic – marimba

Bradley Grant – baritonesaxophone

Elise Campbell – horn

Rory Cartnell – trombone

Tim Gill – cello

Simon Haram – baritonesaxophone

Jonathon Hollick – trombone

Ryan Hume – trombone

Karen Jones – flute

Katy Jones – trombone

Nicholas Korth – horn

Rebecca Larsen – piccolo

Timothy Lines – clarinet

Scott Lygate – bass clarinet

Geoff Patterson – conductor