audiograft returns with its annual mix of new experimental music and sound, exhibitions, artists’ talks and workshops. This year’s festival promises to open your ears and eyes to more extraordinary and surprising performances and installations that will feature the sounds of digital dystopia, dismembered instruments, the contents of the average kitchen cupboard and other domestic sounds, walls of feedback, glitches, drones, loops and bracing amplification. At the heart of the festival is a group exhibition at OVADA featuring Kathy Hinde, Simon Blackmore, Sally Ann McIntyre and Lance Austin Olsen. The festival also features Icebreaker’s System Restart programme with work by Anna Meredith, Linda Buckley, Kerry Andrew, Jobina Tinnemans, Elizabeth Kelly and Kate Moore.

This year the festival will also be resident at Fusion Arts, featuring new work by Renzo Spiteri, Brigitte Hart, Gary Charles and Sian Hutchings, and will also mark the release of a double CD of interpretations of a graphic score by SARU practitioner Thomas Martin Nutt.

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

audiograft is a PWYD (Pay What You Decide) festival. 

AUDIOGRAFT 2018 presents:

Richard Barrett / Kathy Hinde / Sally Ann McIntyre / Simon Blackmore / Icebreaker / Angharad Davies / Dafne Vicente-Sandoval / Paul Dibley

Jane Dickson / Sebastian Lexer / Ryoko Akama / Austin Sherlaw-Johnson / Tess Denman-Cleaver / Jakob Ullman / Jin Sangtae / Secluded Bronte / James Holcombe

Make sure you check out the audiograft HUB, bringing together artists and audiences with a range of activities day and night. Join us in the afternoon for workshops, artists talks and the now famous Sound Art PUB QUIZ and wind down after the gigs with our evening socials and the late night audiograft PARTY.

“An absolute treasure of a festival that Oxford’s more adventurous music lovers – and those with even a passing interest in the sounds of the world around us – should hold close to their hearts.” 


“audiograft is a place for experimenting and taking risks, both for artists and audiences, and as such it more than delivers.” 

Nathan Thomas, Fluid Radio

Here’s some footage from our archive –

Rie Nakajima’s set at the Old Fire Station in 2014:

And Arnaud Riviere from 2016: