Experimental music, sound art concerts and exhibitions return to Oxford

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Audiograft festival will take place in venues across Oxford this month (11-27 March), including the John Henry Brookes Building.

This year’s festival will open ears and eyes to extraordinary sounds and radical music, with speakers mounted on pendulums and helium balloons, sound frequencies morphed by heat, bells rung mechanically and melted down in a furnace and performances that create absorbing and evocative sound worlds and visuals.

At the heart of the festival is a group exhibition at the Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency (OVADA) featuring Mario De Vega, Arno Fabre and Minoru Sato, none of whom have previously exhibited in the UK. 

Contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker will close the festival with their latest project. Exhibitions from John Grieve, Mike Blow and Agast will be taking place on the University’s Headington Campus on Saturday 14 March. 

Find out more about the festival, including how to buy tickets and venue information, on the Audiograft website

Audiograft is curated by the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) at Oxford Brookes and co-promoted by Oxford Contemporary Music. Further information on the SARU is available online.

The SARU provides a forum for dialogue between the fields of Composition and Sound Art; including acousmatic, collaborative, electroacoustic, experimental, interdisciplinary and site-specific practices alongside engagement with field recording, and soundscape studies.