Audiograft festival brings experimental sounds to Oxford

Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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A festival of experimental music and sound art curated by Oxford Brookes’ Sonic Art Research Unit returns this month.

The annual Audiograft festival will see towering walls of echoing sound, tolling Oxford bells, stunning live electronics and hypnotic mechanical LEGO in venues across the city.

Over two weeks, new experimental music, sound art events and exhibitions will pop up in some of Oxford’s most interesting venues and spaces.

The Glass Tank Exhibition Space on Oxford Brookes’ Headington campus will be home to installations by Christina Kubisch and Gordon Monahan (Wednesday 12 March to Friday 28 March).

Gordon Monahan will be exhibiting Very Large Vinyl LP Constructed in Acoustic Space which will see eight loudspeakers arranged in a circle in the exhibition space.

A collage of surface scratches and vintage easy listening records fade in and out, spinning either clockwise or counter clockwise or both directions simultaneously, creating an illusion of a virtual vinyl LP spinning in acoustic space.

Alongside the concerts and installations of the Audiograft programme, a series of AudioHEARth events will additionally take place, devised specifically to nurture the social side of the festival.

Find out more about the festival on the Audiograft website. Further information on the Sonic Arts Research Unit is available on the Oxford Brookes website.