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audiograft 15/03: FELICITY FORD / NEIL LUCK / PAUL WHITTY

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Arts At The Old Fire Station

40 George Street

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"Make an effort to exhaust the subject, even if that seems grotesque, or pointless, or stupid. You still haven’t looked at anything, you’ve merely picked out what you’ve long ago picked out.” (Georges Perec; Species of Spaces; 1974)

FELICITY FORD

KNITSONIK: Sound Diaries in Knit + Sound

In this performance lecture, artist and author Felicity Ford will describe her current KNITSONIK practice and how her work with field recordings and sound diaries continues to inform her creative knitting projects today.

Exploring daily life as a source of inspiration, she will discuss her interest in elevating and celebrating the everyday, and the joys of using knitted fabric and audio recordings as media for documenting and sharing the textures of our lives. She will describe the feminist underpinnings to her practice and the use of amplification as both a sonic and political action.

NEIL LUCK

Bad Metropoles

Three first world global megacities from three corners of the globe. What can we learn about ourselves through listening to their variegated soundscapes? An experimental advocation for isolationism and expanded consumer conglomerates.

PAUL WHITTY

Paul Whitty is a composer and researcher. He is a founder of the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) at Oxford Brookes University and co-directs audiograft, an annual festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art held in Oxford. Recent projects include 'this is what happens when nothing happens' (2015) commissioned by MWLTH and broadcast on BBC Radio 3; two contributions to 'grist' (Metier 2014) - a collection of compositions for flute and electronics developed with performer Jos Zwaanenburg. Collaborative projects include 'The Swimmer – A True Story' a film and installation developed with novelist Roma Tearne and exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). At present Paul is continuing to intervene in pre-existing contexts includes scores, places and sound-making objects. He always uses notes that have previously been used by someone else. He particularly likes using notes previously used by Cesar Franck, Michael Gordon and Thomas Arne.

Image credit: Felicity Ford by Pier Corona

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