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audiograft 2023

Oxford’s annual festival of experimental music and sound art

This year’s audiograft spans two weekends of installations and performances at OVADA Warehouse by a range of boundary pushing artists presenting surprising and memorable live experiences.


Rita Evans
with Anna Jane Houghton, Sharon Phelan, Catherine Ross, Beth Shearsby

Fri 29 September 1-2PM work-in-progress open view
Sat 30 September 7.30-8.30PM performance, doors 7PM

Rita Evans and her collaborators will spend two days in residency at the warehouse before the performance, experimenting with vibrating strings; piercing through wavering surfaces; threading reel to reel tape through resistant forms; creating and arranging playable sculptures to ‘measure’, listen to, and interact with the space; and layering pre-recorded sounds with the objects to create and sustain a dynamic interplay in between acoustic bodies.


Raheel Khan

Sat 7th – Sun 8th October

Installation open: 7 Oct 12-4 and 8-10; 8 Oct 12-5
Performances: 7 Oct, 12pm and 8pm

“In Harmony” is an installation & performance by artist Raheel Khan that brings together composition, geometric design and electro-acoustic sound.

His current research concerns repetitive motions, rhythm, spiritual spaces and vacant buildings & infrastructure. Switching back and forth between these elements is the starting point for the work, Khan often uses abstraction to make sense of personal narratives.

Inspired by traditions of Islamic architecture and musique concrete, a customised sound-system will be installed in the space, central to which is a new sound work that combines recordings from the building’s own sound features with electroacoustic compostion. A performance will take place on the evening of the 7th October, followed by an open house on the 8th, where we invite artists and musicians to respond to the installation.


For full details about the festival and artists visit


Pay What You Decide, on the door (cash), no advance tickets


Accessibility Info The festival takes place in the downstairs area, which is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.


audiograft is co-curated and co-promoted by the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University and OCM.


Raheel Khan’s work is supported through the Cheltenham Jazz Festival Jerwood Jazz Encounters programme, co-commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music and supported by Jerwood Arts.

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