audiograft festival

Submitted by OCM on February 25, 2019 - 19:20

Venue, Timing and Cost

Various venues across Oxford
Thursday, 14 March 2019 to Sunday, 17 March 2019
various events, for times visit the website
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Four extraordinary days of Sound Art and Experimental Music events across Oxford.

Launch: 14 March, 6pm, OVADA

audiograft 2019 bursts with the sounds of decay, animated flows of energy, the insides of synthesizers, percussive swarths of wheeled luggage, immersive narratives in a brutalist car park, vibraphones, field recordings, Brexit- related dreams, microcomputers, echoes, loops, explosions and wayward percussions.

The exhibition at OVADA features Luke Fowler’s tribute to the work of Martin Bartlett, a proudly gay Canadian composer who during the 1970s and 1980s pioneered the use of the ‘microcomputer’.
audiograft 2019 proudly features the international sonic mavericks Olivia Block, Sarah Hennies and Sonic Luz on the 16th, and their beautiful chaos of oscillators, vibraphones and optosonic synthesisers.


Friday 15 March
7.30pm, Old Fire Station
Felicity Ford / Neil Luck / Paul Whitty
An evening of performance – lectures celebrating the 10th year anniversary of Sound Diaries – a project that listens and records sounds in everyday life.

Saturday 16 March
7.30pm, Old Fire Station
Olivia Block (USA) – electronics & processed breath
Sarah Hennies (USA) – vibraphone
Sonic Luz (AUT) – optosonic synthesisers
international sound mavericks Olivia Block, Sarah Hennies, Sonic Luz create beauty out of chaos with the help of oscillators, vibraphones and optosonic synthesisers.

Sunday 17 March
5pm, Fusion Arts
Show and Tell: Narratives of beloved objects and artefacts with artists:
Harriet Butler / Helen Frosi / Renzo Spiteri
Bring an object that is important to you or reminds you of something / someone. This object should be easy to carry about your person. We will be sitting and collecting.


Luke Fowler: Electro - Pythagoras
Davide Tidoni: All Bodies End in Silence
Film and video installations by Glasgow based artist Luke Fowler and destroyer of microphones Davide Tidoni.
OVADA, 14 Osney Ln, Oxford OX1 1NJ
FRI – SUN 12 – 6pm

Knowing Another is Endless
Harriet Butler / Helen Frosi / Renzo Spiteri
A set of exhibitions and activities on mapping, audio narratives and place-making, born out of the audiograft artists-in-residence collaboration. Includes performances, walks, and workshops.
FUSION, 44B Princes St, OX4 1DD
FRI – SUN 12 – 6pm
ARK - T, Crowell Rd, OX4 3LN,
FRI – SAT 12 – 6pm

audiograft festival is curated by the SARU (Sonic Arts Research Unit) at Oxford Brookes University and co-promoted by OCM.

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