School of Arts

  • Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU)

    The Sonic Art Research Unit 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.


  • Audiograft

    Audiograft is an annual festival of Contemporary Experimental Music and Sound Art curated by SARU.

    Sonic Art Research Blog

    The Saru blog has the latest news on projects, shows and exhibitions along with a gallery of images and sounds from practitioners in the unit.

    Sound Diaries

    The Sound Diaries initiative is focused around sound-recordings and sound-texts and ways in which we can use sound as a document of our lives.

    Consumer waste

    Consumer waste is a low impact imprint for the publication of contemporary experimental music. Jointly run by Stephen Cornford and Samuel Rodgers.

  • RADAR is a collection of recordings and images from the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU). SARU builds on established creative dialogue between the fields of Fine Art and Music at Oxford Brookes University. Visit the RADAR website to browse the collection.

  • Courses

    MA Sound Arts is a creative, interdisciplinary course that enables you to investigate exploratory and innovative Sound Arts practices including experimental composition, sound installation, field recording, site-specific practice, sonic art and improvisation.