Oxford's annual festival of new experimental music and sound art returns

audiograft returns with its annual mix of new experimental music and sound, exhibitions, and the interactive audioHEARTH. This year's festival opens your ears and eyes to extraordinary and surprising sounds and events, with voices emerging as if from nowhere, rotating sounds, kinetic sculpture for used computer cases, intimate physical theatre, and consumer electronics pushed to their limits. At the heart of the festival is a group exhibition at OVADA featuring Stephen Cornford, Yann Leguay and Harriet Butler. The festival also features The International Nothing, described as Berlin’s finest in Clarinet entertainment. More info...

The festival runs from 7th-19th March 2017 in venues across Oxford.

07 | 03
LAUNCH – OVADA

audiograft's launch event provides a first opportunity to experience the installations by Stephen Cornford, Yann Leguay & Gaetan Russet alongside live performances from Laurence Colbert and Austin Sherlaw Johnson. There might be some chat from the curators too.

Doors 18.30

08 | 03 to 11 | 03
INSTALLATIONS

Kinetic sculptures; the detritus of the digital age; pre-frozen and re-frozen magnetic tape and voices emerging as if from nowhere are some of the experiences you might encounter in our programme of installations. The works are being exhibited at OVADA; and the Headington Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes University.

This year's artists are:
OVADA: Stephen Cornford | Yann Leguay & Gaetan Rusquet | Harriet Butler
Oxford Brookes University: Thor McIntyre-Burnie | Ben Gwilliam

08 | 03
SOUNDS UP THE HILL

You will be able to experience Thor McIntyre-Burnie's Speakers in the dark, see Ben Gwilliam's sound installations, feel the brand new Atrium at the JHBB vibrate with resonance in the hands of Laurence Colbert and end your evening with a performance of Hypnagogia, a piano and cello concert that can help you travel to the edge of sleep.

Installations open 6pm
Laurence Colbert at 7pm
Kesia Decote & Bruno Guastalla 9pm

09|03
SHIRLEY PEGNA, THE INTERNATIONAL NOTHING, Paul Whitty and [rout]

audiograft returns to the beautiful space of the Holywell Music Room for Thursday night of the festival featuring amplified ensemble [rout] in a realisation of Paul Whitty’s field recording project somewhere a field; Berlin-based clarinet duo The International Nothing; and Sound Artist Shirley Pegna who will be exploring radio waves emanating from pulsars.

Doors 19:00
Pay what you decide after the show
reservations: info@ocmevents.org

10|03
BEN GWILLIAM, ELDAD TSABARY AND THE SARU LAPTOP ORCHESTRA

audiograft returns to the intimate black box of Arts at the Old Fire Station for Friday night of the festival featuring live electroacoustics from Eldad Tsabary and the SARU Laptop Orchestra; and improvised performance from Sound Artist Ben Gwilliam. Plus Neil C. Smith will be manipulating music through live coding using his own software called PRAXIS live.

Doors 19.00
Pay what you decide after the show
reservations: info@ocmevents.org

11|03
VICKY LANGAN, MARTIN HOWSE, KATSURA MOURI, YANN LEGUAY
audiograft returns to the intimate black box of Arts at the Old Fire Station for Saturday night of the festival with sets from Yann Leguay, Vicky Langan, Martin Howse and Katsura Mouri

Doors 19.00
Pay what you decide after the show
reservations: info@ocmevents.org

audiograft is a PWYD (Pay What You Decide) festival. PWYD works by enabling audiences to attend shows without paying for a ticket beforehand, but tickets can be reserved prior to a performance. Then on exiting the show, you have the opportunity to make a donation of what you decide you want to, or can afford to pay, based on your overall enjoyment of the performance.

audiograft festival is delivered in collaboration with the Sonic Arts Research Unit (SARU) at Oxford Brookes University

 

audiograft 2016, Anne F Jacques (photo credit: Pier Corona)
audiograft 2016, Arnaud Riviere (photo credit: Pier Corona)
audiograft 2016, Billy Roisz (photo credit: Pier Corona)
audiograft 2016, Dan Fox (photo credit: Pier Corona)
Image Credit: audiograft 2016, Anne F Jacques Photo Credit: Pier Corona