10 October 2011- 31 December 2014
'Oramics: Atlantis Anew' film on display at the Science Museum, London
An excerpt can be seen online on the Wire Magazine website: thewire.co.uk

27 June – 14 September 2014
‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’, Group exhibition Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon
De Appel, Amsterdam

22 September 2014
‘Transform: Lis Rhodes and Aura Satz’, Screenings and conversation at Tate Britain

14 October 2014 -5 January 2015
‘Mirror City: London artists on fiction and reality’, Group exhibition at Hayward Gallery curated by Stephanie Rosenthal

22 October- 21 November 2014
'Chromatic Aberration’, Solo show at the Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
'They Used to Call it the Moon', Baltic, group exhibition curated by Alessandro Vincintelli

15 Nov 2014 - 9 January 2015
‘Dial Tone Drone’, New sound Commission for Telephone, outside Royal Academy London, featuring Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Spiegel

15th Nov - Launch performance with Elaine Mitchener and Jennifer Walshe at Hayward Gallery

24 January – 26 April 2015
‘Eyelids Leaking Light', Solo show at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York

24 September - 14 October 2015
'Onomatopoeic Alphabet' screening as part of Performance, Architecture, Materials, Sweden curated by Marianne Mulvey

7-18 October 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of FNC Lab Competition at the 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada

16 October 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival BFI Southbank, NFT3, London

27 October - 1 November 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the Fascinations Competition at the 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic

12-17 November 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the International Competition at the 17th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia

3 December 2015 – 23 January 2016
'The Trembling Line', Solo show at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

16 January – 20 March 2016
'Her Marks, a Measure', Solo Show at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

27 Jan- 7 Feb
'Between the Bullet and the Hole’, European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam

18 Feb 2016
UK premiere of ‘Between the Bullet and the Hole’, alongside other films at Whitechapel Gallery, London
Followed by discussion with Morgan Quaintance and David Alan Grier

18 March - 6 June 2016
'The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed,' The Sydney Biennale, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal

26 June 2016
Premiere of short film about Laurie Spiegel as part of 'Deep Minimalism' festival curated by Oliver Coates, Southbank Centre

1 October 2016
'Her Marks, a Measure' solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
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)

3 October 2016
Screening of ‘In and Out of Synch’ Flaherty NYC, curated by Genevieve Yue and Chris Stults, Anthology Film Archives, New York

5-28 October 2016
'Eyelids Leaking Light', Solo show at Clifford Gallery and artist's talk at Hamilton NY

21-31 July 2016
'Between the Bullet and the Hole' shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland

5-16 October 2016
'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken' shortlisted for Nouvaux Alchemistes, 45th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal

9 October 2016
'Between the Bullet and the Hole' screening as part of Experimenta, London Film Festival, BFI

28-29 October
'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

2 November 2016
'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken screening at the Showroom, London

10-20 November 2016
'Where there is Sea, there are Pirates / The Imagination is a Political Act', group exhibition at 3137 gallery, Athens

13 April - 27 August 2017
'As Above, So below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics', group exhibition at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin

29 May 2017 - 11 March 2018
'Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future', group exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo

29 September 2017 - 14 January 2018
'STARS', Group exhibition at Lentos Museum, Linz

12–15 Oct 2017
'Field Studies 2017: Listening after Pauline Oliveros’, Leeds, various venues

9 Nov 2017, 18.30 – 22.00
'Kepler's Trial’ at V&A, London
An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch’, with film elements by Aura Satz

30 Nov 2017, 7pm
'The Wail that was Warning and the Institute of Signal and Noise', Aura Satz and David Toop, London Review Bookshop, London

24 Jan - 4 Feb 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam,

28-29 April 2018
Binaural version of 'The Trembling Line' installed as part of F(T) festival, hosted at Radialsystem V, Berlin

3-7 May 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' screening at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland

7-10 June 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' screening at CROSSROADS, San Francisco Cinematheque and SFMOMA, San Francisco

20 - 22 July 2018, Opening on July 19 at 6pm
'The Surface of the Sun', Group show at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallin

29 Sep - 08 March 2019
'Mappe Sonore', Micol Assael, Christina Kubisch and Aura Satz, Three-person exhibition at KunstRaum Goethe-Institut, Rome

8 Oct 2018 - 2 Jan 19
'Machines of Loving Grace', Nat Castañeda, Aura Satz and Erica Scourti, Three-person exhibition at High Line Art, New York

3-14 October 2018 'Entangled Nightvisions' shortlisted for Les Nouveaux Alchimistes competition at Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), Montreal

7 Nov - 21 Dec 2018
'Listen, Recalibrate', Solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
Exhibition catalogue with essays by Christoph Cox, David Crowley and Barbara London

3 Nov 2018
In conversation with Christoph Cox at the Kitchen, NY, now online via Artforum

9 Nov 2018
Performance as part of 'Nature as Data' exhibition, Jing'an Sculpture Park, Shanghai

18 - 26 January 2019 'Preemptive Listening' shown as part of the Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah

24 Jan - 3 Feb 2019
'Blackout', group exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam (touring to Ambika P3, London; GreyLight Projects, Brussels)

Wed 23 Jan 2019
Slow Looking at Art, broadcast on BBC radio 3s 'Free Thinking' Ways of
Seeing with artists Michael Craig-Martin & Aura Satz, scientist Daniel Glaser and art writer Kelly Grovier.

8th March 2019
To coincide with International Women's day, Jo Hutton and Louise Gray are
joined by Fari Bradley, Aura Satz and Beatriz Ferreyra discussing women’s
place in the history of electroacoustic music, Resonance FM

27th March 2019
Artist's film screening followed by talk at Kask cinema, Ghent

1-31st May 2019
'Dial Tone Drone', solo show at Auditorium Roma - Sound Corner, presented by Valentina Ravaglia
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome

22nd May 2019, 6pm
'Siren Voices with Aura Satz : Rewiring Memories of Technology', in conversation with Marina Warner
Birkbeck Artsweek

6 June – 26 August 2019
‘Dark Matter: 95% of the Universe is Missing’, group show, Science Gallery, London

7–9 June 'Crossroads', San Francisco Cinematheque, SFMOMA, San Francisco

June -Sep 2019
'Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692-2019', Group exhibition at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (with catalogue)

6 July 2019
'Telling Invents Told' in conversation with Lis Rhodes, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

23-25 Aug 2019 Mini retrospective screening at Jupiter Rising at JupiterArtland, Scotland
http://www.jupiterrising.art/ archive/2019

19-22 Sep 2019 'Preemptive Listening' Exhibition and artist talk, Berwick Film and Media festival, Berwick upon tweed

9-20 Oct 2019 'Preemptive Listening' shortlisted for Nouveaux Alchemistes prize, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal

8 Nov 2019 'Unexpected Views' at National Gallery, London

3-9 Dec 2019 'Preemptive Listening' shortlisted for Alteraciones prize, 31º Aguilar Film Festival, Palencia

7 Dec2019 'Resonant Frequencies' performance at Goldsmiths, organised by David Roberts Art Foundation, London

22 Jan-3 Feb 2020 'Making a Diagonal with Music', world premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam

5-19 Feb 2020 'Making a Diagonal with Music', US premiere at Doc Fortnight at MoMA, NY

4 May - 21 June 2020, 'All at Once' online group show curated by Regine Basha, Fridman Gallery, NY

13-18 May 2020 'Making a Diagonal with Music' shortlisted for competition at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen

31 May 2020 'Instructions for Living a Life' Podcast for Block Universe by Sarah Shin & M.J. Harding w/ Claire-Louise Bennett, Field Recordings, Bhanu Kapil, Nisha
Ramayya, Tabita Rezaire, Himali Singh Soin, and Aura Satz.

26 June - 2020 'Art in the Age of Anxiety', group show at Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, curated by Omar Kholeif

10 July -1 August 2020 'Euphonia', online group show curated by Diana Policarpo, Hangar, Lisbon.

14 July 2020 DRAF (David Roberts Arts Foundation) Podcast: Ned McDonell in conversation with Anne Hardy and Aura Satz

1-14 August 2020 'Making a Diagonal with Music' shortlisted for EX-now competition, EXis Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul

11 August - 25 October 2020 'INVISIBLE' exhibition touring to Science Gallery Dublin

19-25 August 2020 'Preemptive Listening' screening at MIEFF (Moscow International Experimental Film Festival), Garage, Moscow

25 August - 8 Sep 2020 'Making a Diagonal with Music' shortlisted for Indiemusic competition, IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon

11 Sep 2020, online premiere of 'Tone Transmissions, 2020, telephone sound composition with Eliane Radigue, Julia Eckhardt and Rhodri Davies, featured on the Science Museum website as part of 'The Exchange' an online exhibition
https://crossedlines.co.uk/tone-transmissions/ https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/the-exchange/

22-25 October 2020, 'Making a Diagonal with Music' screening as part of She Makes Noise festival, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

25 November 2020 Sound Art: A Conversation with Aura Satz, at CRASSH, Cambridge University

17-30 Dec 2020 In Process online screening of works by (((arc))) and Sophia Wang / Paul DeMarinis / Aura Satz, curated by Tanya Zimbardo and Diego Villalobos

24 Feb - 1 March 2021 Visiting artist in residence, School of Arts Institute of Chicago, including artist talks and film screenings

21 April - 2 May 2021 'Preemptive Listening' as part of CPH: Forum, Copenhagen

9th June - 24 July 2021 (and touring into 2024) 'Seeing Sound' ICI group show curated by Barbara London, Kadist San Francisco
7th April Artist talk in conversation with Barbara London


1st June 2021 Online sound commission for 'Sonic Continuum' with music by Evelyn Glennie, Nottingham Contemporary

2nd July 2021 Interview with Luke Fowler for EIP (Everything is Permitted), Clyde Built Radio

10 July 2021, 'The Grief Interval', new commission with music by Sarah Davachi for Abandon Normal Devices/AND Festival commission, Liverpool

9 Sep - 31 Oct 2021 'FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer', group show at the Drawing Room, London

15 Sep - 28 Nov 2021 'Aboard my floating house' 10e Triennale d’art contemporain, le Centre culturel d’Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2 - 10 October 2021 Artist Special Focus screenings and live performance as part of VideoEx, Experimental film & Video Festival Zurich

5 Nov 2021 'Night Air Program', Sonic Acts, OT301, Amsterdam, and ongoing for Sonic Acts Feb 2022

5 Dec 2021 Live film performance with Mazen Kerbaj at Onassis Foundation, Athens, as part of Tectonics festival

1 Jan 2022 ‘Preemptive Listening’ as part of Shift Key, online film programme MOCA Toronto, curated by Carly Whitefield

4 Feb 2022 'Hacer una Diagonal con la Musica' screening as part of 'Looking at Listening: Films on Women and Experimental Music' at The Block Museum of Art, Evanston IL https://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/cinema/2022/looking-at-listening-films-on-women-and-experimental-music.html

4 Feb - 27 March 2022 Solo exhibition at ARTIUM, Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz

4-18 Feb 2022 Vdrome online, introduced by Ela Bittencourt

16-17 March 2022 'Preemptive Listening' talk and screening as part of 'Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening' at Institute Art Gender Nature, FHNW, Academy of Art and Design in Basel on site and online. With Caroline Bergvall, Merve Yesilada Caglar, Bill Dietz, Nina Emge, Jazmina Figueroa, Virna Gulzari, Ayesha Hameed, Kate Lacey, Nour Mobarak, Dylan Robinson, Aura Satz, Stas Sharifullin, Li Tavor & Nicolas Buzzi, and Hannah Weinberger. Moderated by
Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer. Research associate: Marion Ritzmann.

23 March 2022 'Barbara London Calling', podcast interview

7-10 April 2022 Films screening as parts of Rewire festival, the Hague

19 June 2022 'The Grief Interval' screening as part of The London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF), Woolwich Works

24 July 2022 'Rock Talk: A conversation towards Geologic Listening: A conversation with Kodwo Eshun, Anjalika Sagar, Sukhdev Sandhu, Aura Satz, Cauleen Smith & Deborah Stratman', Union Docs, NY https://uniondocs.org/event/2022-07-24-rock-talk/

15 Sep 2022 - 5 March 2023 'SIREN (some poetics)', curated by Quinn Latimer, AMANT, NY

8 Oct 2022, 'Preemptive Listening by Aura Satz with Raven Chacon,' film performance, as part of two year long-form Cinema Residency at Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis

15-16 October 2022 'The Future Waters of the Storm Surge' new film commission with live score by BJ Nilsen premiering at Sonic Acts, Amsterdam

15 Nov 2022 'Quantum Listening' Ignota book and prints launch at Reference Point, London, with artist Aura Satz, curator and writer Irene Revell and NTS creative director Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura, hosted by Ignota’s Sarah Shin and Susanna Davies-Crook

7 Dec 2022 Screening 'The Future Waters of the Storm Surge' (2022) at Kino Moviemento, Berlin as part of Kontraklang. Films and music by Olivia Block, Gunilla Sköld Feiler & Dror Feiler, Martin Grütter & Aron Kitzig, Christian Kesten, Patricia Martínez & Luis Paris, Makiko Nishikaze, Michiko Ogawa & Manuel Pessoa de Lima, Lis Rhodes, Julia Rommel, Aura Satz & BJ Nilsen

9 Dec 2022 'Little Doorways to Paths not Yet Taken' & 'Making a Diagonal with Music' screening as part of Mono-Poly, curated by Debris Facility and Liquid Architecture, Melbourne,

14 Jan 2023 'The Grief Interval' screening at Norient Festival, Kellerkino Moviemento, Bern

3-4 Feb 2023 Exhibition of 'The Trembling Line' as part of Strom festival for electronic music at Berliner Philharmoniker - including Aura Satz, Blawan, Hauschka + Kai Angermann, Juan Atkins, MARCEL DETTMANN, Nidia, Studio Robert Henke pres. CBM 8032 AV, transformed acoustix (members of Berliner Philharmoniker + Simon Stockhausen), Stefan Goldmann, upsammy, Wolfgang Voigt pres. GAS

11 March 2023, 'While Smoke Signals', a new film commission with live film score by David Toop, followed by Q&A, at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

7 April 2023, world premiere of 'Occam Delta XX', a newly commissioned score by Éliane Radigue (2022), featuring Rhodri Davies (harp), Julia Eckhardt (viola), Aura Satz (film) at REWIRE festival, the Hague

9 April 2023, 'Occam Delta XX', a newly commissioned score by Éliane Radigue (2022), featuring Rhodri Davies (harp), Julia Eckhardt (viola), Aura Satz (film) at Variations Festival, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes

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
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
Cover Image for 'Parallax (Sounding/Thinking)', Vol 23, No 3
'Listen, Recalibrate' review in Art Agenda
'Listen, Recalibrate review in Artforum





laurie spiegel

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.



29 Sep 2018 - 08 March 2019
'Mappe Sonore'
Three-person exhibition at KunstRaum Goethe-Institut, Rome
Micol Assael, Christina Kubisch and Aura Satz

'Mappe sonore,' cosi si chiama la mostra che inaugurea il prossimo 29 settembre 2018 al Kunstraum Goethe, lo spazio interdisciplinare del Goethe-Institut di Roma. A tentare di dare concretezza visiva alle onde sonore, a creare visioni e nuovi immaginari, sono tre artiste fra le piu interessanti protagoniste della scena della sound art contemporanea: Micol Assaal, Christina Kubisch, Aura Satz. Tre artiste che sono anche l'esempio di una tendenza preponderante nel mondo dell'arte: rendere visibile qualcosa che in apparenza si nasconde, dare fisicita ad elementi pensati da sempre come intangibili. Suono e scienza applicata, strumenti fai da te, software e algoritmi, le opere in mostra aspirano a dare forma all'invisibile, un compito che oggi riesce grazie anche alla nascita di tecnologie e intelligenze artificiali sempre piu evolute. Con incontri, perfomance e workshop, saranno approfonditi i sempre piu labili confini tra reale e virtuale e come questi incidono sulla nostra percezione del reale influenzando la nostra vita e gli spazi fisici in cui viviamo.

Goethe-Institut Rom
Via Savoia 13/15
00198 Roma
Tel: +39 06 8440051
Email: info-rom@goethe.de

4 Feb - 27 March 2022
Showing as part of 'She Recalibrates' - Solo exhibition at ARTIUM, Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Aura Satz's film and sound works are made in conversation and use dialogue as both method and subject matter. The works included in this show are part of a long-standing interest in compositional practices, in particular those of women in electronic and electroacoustic music. In addition to three film-sound portraits, the exhibition includes a series of drawings centred on early modular synthesizer compositional practices by women.

In Z Gallery programme, Aura Satz presents the films 'Oramics: Atlantis Anew,' 'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Take' and 'Hacer una diagonal con la musica,' three works based on three pioneers in the field of electronic music. 'She Recalibrates' (2018) are a series of drawin fine-tuning the sound in a listening feedback loop.

*Hacer una diagonal con la musica*. 2019. 10 min. A short film about Argentine electroacoustic composer Beatriz Ferreyra, a pioneer of musique concrete together with Pierre Schaeffer during the 1950s and 1960s. Here she discusses her 'sound hunting' recording techniques, and other thoughts on sound montage and spatialization, illustrated through onomatopoeia and dynamic hand gestures. In the key opening scene, Ferreyra is seen listening to the miniscule creaks produced by a door, expanding the simple binary of open vs closed to encompass an entire sound universe, an expanded bandwidth of what can be heard and how we might listen.

*Oramics: Atlantis Anew*. 2011. 7 min. Conceived as an artist's film that pays tribute to Daphne Oram, pioneer of British electronic music and co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1958, the film depicts a close encounter with her unique Oramics machine invention, housed in the Science Museum in London.

*Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken*. 2016. 8 min. Following Satz's earlier films about women composers and inventors of electronic music, this short film offers an intimate look into the studio of American composer Laurie Spiegel (b. 1945). Renowned for her electronic music compositions and algorithmic composition software, the film also reveals all manner of musical and technological paraphernalia, ranging from sheet music to DIY inventions and collections of quirky toys. The soundtrack features electronic music composed by Spiegel and Laurie's voiceover reflecting on electronic music and the process of composing.

The* Z Gallery* (Z for zinema, cinema in Basque) programme is neither a season of films nor an exhibition. It is a project that constructs an intermediate space from which to reflect on and draw attention to works by artists making the leap into the cinematographic field as well as filmmakers exploring the exhibition format. It is a programme arising from the determined gesture of thinking about the moving image in the museum. A programme that aims to bring to the public authors interested in searching for new narrative forms by questioning the genres that historically categorise cinematographic language.

Curator: Garbine Ortega. Catalogue includes newly commissioned essays by Jo Hutton and Xabier Erkizia.

https://artium.eus/en/exhibitions/item/61329-aura-satz-she-recalibrates-z-gallery https://artium.eus/en/activities/item/61328-conversacion-con-aura-satz

Interview in Elemmental Magazine https://elemmental.com/2022/02/18/aura-satz-entrevista/



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 multi­disciplinary 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 festival-goers 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 fort'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.



5-16th Oct 2016
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.



23-25 Aug 2019
Mini retrospective screening at Jupiter Rising at JupiterArtland, Scotland



2 - 10 October 2021
Artist Special Focus screenings and live performance as part of VideoEx, Experimental film & Video Festival Zurich


7-10 April 2022
Rewire festival, the Hague



9 Dec 2022
Screening as part of Mono-Poly, curated by Debris Facility and Liquid Architecture, Melbourne.