RECENT, ONGOING and FORTHCOMING EVENTS:
'Oramics: Atlantis Anew' film on display at the Science Museum, London
10 October 2011- 31 December 2014
An excerpt can be seen online on the Wire Magazine website: thewire.co.uk
‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’
Group exhibition Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon
De Appel, Amsterdam
27 June – 14 September 2014
‘Transform: Lis Rhodes and Aura Satz’
Screenings and conversation at Tate Britain
22nd September 2014
‘Mirror City: London artists on fiction and reality’
Group exhibition at Hayward Gallery curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
14 October 2014 -5 January 2015
Solo show at the Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
22nd October- 21st November 2014
'They Used to Call it the Moon'
Baltic, group exhibition curated by Alessandro Vincintelli
31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
‘Dial Tone Drone’
New sound Commission for Telephone, outside Royal Academy London, featuring Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Spiegel
15 Nov 2014 - 9 January 2015
15th Nov - Launch performance with Elaine Mitchener and Jennifer Walshe at Hayward Gallery
‘Eyelids Leaking Light'
Solo show at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York
24th January – 26th April 2015
'Onomatopoeic Alphabet' screening as part of Performance, Architecture, Materials, Sweden curated by Marianne Mulvey
24 September - 14 October 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of FNC Lab Competition at the 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada
7-18 October 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival BFI Southbank, NFT3, London
16 October 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the Fascinations Competition at the 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
27 October - 1 November 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the International Competition at the 17th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
12-17 November 2015
'The Trembling Line'
Solo show at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
3 December 2015 – 23 January 2016
'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo Show at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
16 January – 20 March 2016
'Between the Bullet and the Hole’, European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
27 Jan- 7 Feb
UK premiere of ‘Between the Bullet and the Hole’, alongside other films at Whitechapel Gallery, London
18 Feb 2016
Followed by discussion with Morgan Quaintance and David Alan Grier
'The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed,' The Sydney Biennale, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
18 March - 6 June 2016
Premiere of short film about Laurie Spiegel as part of 'Deep Minimalism' festival curated by Oliver Coates, Southbank Centre
26 June 2016
'Her Marks, a Measure' solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
1st October 2016
Exhibition opening and catalogue launch, with newly commissioned essays by Justine Ludwig, Erika Balsom and Omar Khalif Artist in conversation with Justine Ludwig 1st of Oct 5pm (addition film screenings 26th Oct and 2nd Nov 7pm)
Screening of ‘In and Out of Synch’ Flaherty NYC, curated by Genevieve Yue and Chris Stults
3rd October 2016
Anthology Film Archives, New York
'Eyelids Leaking Light'
5th-28th October 2016
Solo show at Clifford Gallery and artist's talk at Hamilton NY
'Between the Bullet and the Hole' shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
21-31st July 2016
'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken' shortlisted for Nouvaux Alchemistes, 45th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
5-16 October 2016
'Between the Bullet and the Hole' screening as part of Experimenta, London Film Festival, BFI
9th October 2016
'Kepler's Trial' An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch', with film elements by Aura Satz Premieres at St John's College, Cambridge
'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken screening at the Showroom
2nd November 2016
'Where there is Sea, there are Pirates / The Imagination is a Political Act', group exhibition at 3137 gallery, Athens
10-20 November 2016
'As Above, So below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics', group exhibition at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin
13 April - 27 August 2017
'Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future', group exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
29 May 2017 - 11 March 2018
Artist page on the website of The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: thewire.co.uk to accompany the cross-platform feature on my work in the September 2010 issue.
An excerpt of the filmic installation 'Sound Seam' thewire.co.uk
An excerpt of 'Automamusic' thewire.co.uk
An excerpt of 'Oramics: Atlantis Anew', thewire.co.uk
An excerpt of 'Vocal Flame', thewire.co.uk
My short film on the Theremin virtuosa Lydia Kavina, thewire.co.uk
Listen to an excerpt of 'Dial Tone Drone' on thewire.co.uk
Excerpt of 'The Trembling Line' on thewire.co.uk
Huffington Post commissioned blog huffingtonpost.co.uk
Interview on the Creators Project website thecreatorsproject.com
Artist's profile in Diva Magazine divamag.co.uk
Frieze magazine focus article frieze.com
Interview on the Ear Room website: earroom.com
Animate projects interview: apengine.org
'Colour Opponent Process’ review in This Is Tomorrow
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Art Agenda
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Photomonitor
'Inside the Dial Tone-Inspired Sound Art Exhibits of Aura Satz', The Creator's Project
'1000 words: Aura Satz' in Artforum
'The Playlist', The Guardian
'500 words' in Artforum
Interview in Studio International
Aura Satz: LITTLE DOORWAY TO PATHS NOT YET TAKEN
LITTLE DOORWAYS TO PATHS NOT YET TAKEN
Aura Satz, 'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken', 2016
Following on from Satz's previous films on electronic music composers and inventors, this short film provides an intimate view of the studio of American composer Laurie Spiegel (b 1945). Known for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software, the film also reveals all manner of music and technology paraphernalia, from music scores to DIY inventions and quirky toy collections. The soundtrack features electronic music composed by Spiegel, and Laurie's voiceover musing on electronic music and the compositional process.
26 June 2016
'Deep Minimalism' festival, Southbank, London
Friday 24 June 2016 - Sunday 26 June 2016
A weekend celebrating music that takes its time, which envelops the listener in deep sound and leaves space for contemplation, curated by Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Oliver Coates.
Explore tonal beauty and meditative listening with music by Laurie Spiegel, Pauline Oliveros and Eliane Radigue. We invite you to bring a cushion or a mat, and lie on the floor to hear music from composers including Laurie Spiegel. Emerging in the New York new music scene of the 1970s, Spiegel pre-dates many significant composers as a pioneer of electronic, algorithmic music. Experience a selection of her works and see a new film about the composer, created by artist Aura Satz, which is premiered at this performance.
Amid the Baroque architecture of St John's Smith Square, Sound Intermedia diffuse her works for contemplative listening.
Written for and with trailblazing harpist Rhodri Davies, who performs it here, OCCAM I marked Eliane Radigue's move away from synthesizer and tape composition into the mesmerizing acoustic possibilities of instrumental music. He performs using two bows, which allow the harp to develop a deep tonal sustain.
Edmund Finnis makes music from melodic figures and patterns. These allude to rich landscapes of effervescent sound, in this work for viola, violin, cello and electronics. Soloists from the London Contemporary Orchestra and violinist Daniel Pioro interpret Finnis' exquisite lines that hang suspended in the air, heightening our perception of fine details and heart rending beauty.
Hear Catherine Lamb's String Quartet, which returns due to popular demand, 18 months after its premiere. It creates cascades of shimmering harmonics through delicate manipulation of tuning, which hover, glowing in the concert space.
Pauline Oliveros, a composer who has inspired generations of listeners to go deeper into the mysteries of sound, is present through the festival and here joins us on stage. The Vocal Constructivists, who are eloquent collaborative interpreters of Oliveros' work, present her Lullaby for Daisy Pauline, a work for singers and a chorus of taped cicadas and frogs.
This is followed by a rare and unusual opportunity to take part in a massed participation performance of Tuning Meditation, led by Pauline herself. Under Pauline's direction the audience and choir create a polyphony of sound, finely tuned to each other and to this extraordinary moment.
Meredith Monk's Dawn from the soundtrack to her film Book of Days closes the festival. This short choral piece unfurls, using vocal melismas and a repeating ground bass to approach a sense of euphoria.
3rd Sep 2016
'Fort Process' festival, Newhaven Fort, East Sussex
Fort Process is an expansive multiÂdisciplinary music and arts festival that takes place in the evocative spaces of Newhaven Fort in East Sussex. After a very well-received debut in 2014 the festival is back for a second edition, with an extensive programme featuring site-specific sound installations, international musicians, talks, films, poetry and workshops.
The Fort Process experience is quite unlike any other: half the festivalÂgoers are hidden underground, making their way through a warren of tunnels to listen to performances in eerie chambers and bolt holes. Meanwhile, above ground the other half are roaming in and out of gun emplacements, radio shacks and laboratories on the fortâ€™s ramparts.
Built in 1860, Newhaven Fort is an alluring site, rich in human and natural history. After being decommissioned as a military facility the fort has undergone neglect and subsequent restoration, with many of the features of its inner architecture remaining intact, including the rumoured ghost in the Caponier. Built physically into the geology of the South Downs, it gives it a unique perspective of Newhaven town and the hills and sea of the area.
Shortlisted for LES NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES, 45th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
2nd Nov 2016
Screening at Fridman Gallery, New York
Fridman Gallery presents a program of short films by Aura Satz, in conjunction with her exhibition Aura Satz - Her Marks, a Measure, on view at the gallery through November 5. The films explore the various relationships between sound and visual phenomena, such as color, geometric shapes, movement, synchronicity and repetition.
2nd Nov 2016
Screening as part of book launch at Showroom Gallery, London
An evening launch of Colloquium: Sound Art - Music published by Zero Books in September 2016, edited by Thomas Gardner and Salome Voegelin, with contributions from Allen S Weiss, Nye Parry, David Toop, Volkmar Klien, Aura Satz, Leigh Landy, Cathy Lane, Simon Emmerson, Claudia Molitor and Kathy Hinde, with a postscript by Kate Lacey.
The launch will feature a performance by Thomas Gardner, David Mollin and Salome Voegelin, practising the relationship between sound and music with words, movements, numbers and cello, and a screening of Aura Satz's film Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken (2016), about composer Laurie Spiegel's musing on electronic music and the compositional process.
20th Nov 2016
GWYL NAWR FESTIVAL, Midday- 11pm, Volcano Theatre, Swansea
The first edition of a new concert and film series in West Wales will feature Aura Satz, The Swansea Laptop Orchestra, Clive Bell, and more. A new event series in support of local refugee causes starts up in West Wales in November called GWyl Nawr festival. NAWR (meaning NOW in Welsh) is a new multidisciplinary concert series in Swansea of 'experimental music, free improvisation, film, lo-fi, free jazz, sound art, alternative folk and new music,' declares the festival, which was convened by Rhodri Davies, Jenn Kirby, Rose Linn-Pearl and Dan Linn-Pearl. 'The aim is to offer an open and reflective space for an audience to experience new music in a welcoming and intimate setting.' The line-up of this first edition features Wire contributor Clive Bell, Douglas Benford, Kevin Chan, Euros Childs, Matt Collier, Rhodri Davies, Medi Evans, GINKO, ANi GLASS, Ian Holloway, Adam Howell, Simon Kilshaw, Jenn Kirby, Matthew Lovett, John Rowley, Aura Satz, Swansea Laptop Orchestra, Richard Thomas, Ian Watson, and others. The festival's film programme includes David Garner's Between The Stammer And Le Mot Juste and Call And Response, Helen Petts's Solo Soprano, and various Aura Satz works such as Oramics: Atlantis Anew and Little Doorways To Paths Not Yet Taken.