Ovada. 14 Osney Ln, Oxford OX1 1NJ
PWYD (Pay What You Decide)
Please note: this concert will be held on the first floor learning space, accessed via stairs only. If this would prevent you from attending, please contact us in advance so that we can discuss individual requirements.
Clara de Asís & David Lacey
Clara de Asís is a Spanish composer and guitarist based in France. She develops an approach to sound that highlights simplicity, non-intervention and active listening as means of music making. Her works display an extreme precision and intuitive openness that involves a dedicated attention to sound on its details and its most pure forms. Besides actively releasing collaboration albums in recent years, notably ‘Without’ (elsewhere, 2018) with Greg Stuart and Erik Carlson, or L’Inertie (Marginal Frequency, 2017) with Bruno Duplant, her 2018 solo album ‘Do Nothing” (Another Timbre), on which she played guitar and percussion on a set of her six compositions, was extremely well received. Her latest release, Sans nom ni forme (Pilgrim Talk, 2019), features also guitar and small percussion in a suite of four compositions.
David Lacey is a musician from Dublin, working at the intersection between improvisation and composition. He uses percussion, objects, field recordings, cassettes and crude electronics, as well as making studio constructions. He has performed and recorded with musicians such as Rhodri Davies, Keith Rowe, Annette Krebs and Derek Bailey. Current projects include Rainfear (with David Donohoe), duo collaborations with Patrick Farmer & Andrew Fogarty, groups with Aonghus McEvoy & Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh and the Reception concert series, which he organises with composers Rob Casey & Conal Ryan.
Ain Bailey is a sound artist and dj.
Her compositions encompass field recordings and found sounds and are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces and feminist activism. Her electroacoustic compositions are created for a variety of forms, including multichannel and mixed-media installations, moving image soundtracks, live performance and dance.
Co-curated by Supernormal
O YAMA O
Formed of musician and artist Rie Nakajima and Cafe OTO co-founder Keiko Yamamoto, O YAMA O has performed since 2014 at venues and festivals such as noshowspace, Ikon Gallery, Wysing Arts Centre, Supernormal, Borealis Festival, Mayhem, and allEars Festival.
O YAMA O explores a certain domestic and democratic quality of everyday life, born through associations to folk music of Japan and a folding of myth, tradition, and routine; the non-spectacular and the sublime.
SUPERNORMAL is a three-day, experimental arts and music festival which takes place at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire. The dates for the festival this year are 14-16th August. Born from a place that values the currency of ideas and imagination rather than commercialism and profit, it champions multi-faceted, exploratory art and music from the underground, margins and fringes to impart inspiring and engaging encounters beyond the everyday and the expected.
Beginning life in 2010, the festival evolved from Braziers International Artists Workshop (BIAW), an artist-led initiative that started in 1995 bringing artists from around the world to Braziers Park for a two-week residency each year. Supernormal carries the baton of BIAW and is intended to give the arts a far wider audience and artists a greater challenge than the former artists’ residency or conventional festival ‘with art attached’ ever can. The focus remains firmly rooted in art, environment and pushing boundaries, embracing difference whilst celebrating common cause.
Supernormal is a Community Interest Company and not-for-profit organisation produced and curated by a small collective of artists, musicians and enthusiasts.