Audiograft returns for 2017 with experimental music and sound events

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Martin Howse Audiograft festival

The annual Audiograft festival returns this March with its mix of experimental music and sound events providing a rare chance to see some of the world’s most innovative sound artists and musicians.

With artists from across the UK and as far afield as Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Canada and Japan, this year’s festival promises to open ears and eyes to extraordinary and surprising sounds. At the heart of the festival will be a group exhibition at OVADA featuring Stephen Cornford, Yann Leguay & Gaetan Rusquet and Harriet Butler.

The festival also features The International Nothing, described as Berlin’s finest in Clarinet entertainment. 

At this year’s festival you’ll be able to experience voices emerging as if from nowhere, rotating sounds, kinetic sculptures for used computer cases, sounds of body and skin, and consumer electronics pushed to their limits.

Professor Paul Whitty, Director of Audiograft, Oxford Brookes University

Director of Audiograft Professor Paul Whitty from Oxford Brookes University said: “At this year’s festival you’ll be able to experience voices emerging as if from nowhere, rotating sounds, kinetic sculptures for used computer cases, sounds of body and skin, and consumer electronics pushed to their limits.

“The festival aims to engage the widest possible audience from Oxford and beyond with the challenging contemporary practices that are the focus of the research unit.”

Audiograft is a festival of contemporary music and sound art curated by the Sonic Art Research Group (SARU) at Oxford Brookes University and co-promoted by Oxford Contemporary Music. 

More information about the festival, including how to buy tickets, venue information and the full programme of events, can be found on the Audiograft website.