SARU and Compost and Height present

Septet, March 27th

We are very happy to be curating another event with SARU, this time at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Oxford, a new venue for us. This concert will take place on March 27th, 2015. Doors at 7:30pm, performances start at 8:00pm.

Advance tickets can now be purchased here, for £6.

The Oxford Tube, a 24 hour bus service, stops close to the venue, running between Oxford and London.

Please get in touch with any questions:

Performing Fires and Conifers by Sarah Hughes, The Patient by Joseph Clayton Mills, and Compression for septet (2014) by Adam Sonderberg, will be Ryoko Akama, Jane Dickson, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes, David Lacey, David R J Stent, and Paul Whitty.

Sarah Hughes is an artist and musician whose work is primarily concerned with approaches to composition and series, materiality and choreography. She is co-director of Compost and Height, an online record label and curatorial platform for improvised and experimental music.

Joseph Clayton Mills is a musician, artist, and writer who lives and works in Chicago. His text-based paintings, assemblages, and sound installations have been exhibited in Chicago, New York, and Europe and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker. He is the author of the short-story collection Zyxt, and in 2012 published Nabokrossvords, a translation of early Russian crosswords by Vladimir Nabokov.

Adam Sonderberg (b. 1978) is a composer working predominantly with concreté-based compositions utilizing the computer as a discreet processing and assembly tool. his selected discography includes over two-dozen releases, both solo and ensemble work. He is one-third of Haptic, former co-director of the Dropp Ensemble, and former curator (1993-2007) of Longbox Recordings.

Ryoko Akama’s work approaches the aesthetics of silence and time/space. She has worked with and been mentored by Eliane Radigue, and pursues the quality of minimal, reductive, cumulative and contemplative sonic experiences.

Jane Dickson is a London based musician. Her background includes classical piano and conducting, live electronics performance and composition. Her current work uses an interdisciplinary approach to research areas including the aesthetics and cultural significance of virtuosity in contemporary performance.

Patrick Farmer plays motors as if they were spinning drums, writes books, his most recent publication being the novella, Yew Grotesque, and occasionally text scores.

David Lacey is a musician from Dublin. He plays regularly with Rob Casey, Fergus Kelly, Cian Nugent and Paul Vogel as well as the groups Chip Shop Music and Legion of Two. He is a co-founder of the label homefront recordings.

David R J Stent is an artist, writer and musician currently based in West Sussex. He is Programme Leader of Visual Arts at West Dean College

Paul Whitty leads research in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University and is a co-founder of the Sonic Art Re- search Unit. Recently Paul has been engaged in a series of interventions in pre- exist- ing contexts – re-reading, re-organising, re-categorising, re- distributing and re-sounding the materials that are found there. These contexts can be scores, actual physical sites or instruments.

This concert is an Audiograft fringe event.

Poster designed by Richard Pinnell.


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