Oscillation ::: Materia Forma

Dear dwellers of the netherworld,

Saturated? Of course we aren’t. Day 5 of the festival is kicking of at VK Vaartkapoen in a couple of hours, fulling us already with a premature sense of melancholy for the patio hangouts soon to end. As for tomorrow’s grandiose finale, we’re at B********** A***S. For those needing some cosmic guidance in these last 2 days of the festival, our in-house astrology department has compiled this helpful horoscope at the bottom of this bulletin. Providing your ears tonight with a fine cuisine soundtrack during hangouts: Q-O2’s hyperregulars Michele Giovanni and Kim Laugs.


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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
If Anna Maria’s set last night has taught us anything, it’s that change can be unexpecred and rapid. Lay the ground to ensure that you’re always in the sweet spot to gather life’s riches.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Some call it stubbornness, others perserverence. Channel your inner Floris Van Hoof and don’t get distracted by the projections of others.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your festival experience is about keeping things in balance. Like the sun and the moon, like Shamica Ruddock and Hannan Jones, like day and night, what’s brought into the space with equilibrium, will last the test of time.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer is the caretaker, it reminds you to pay attention to work that happens behind the scenes. What would this festival be without the calm hands of Ludo Engels riding the faders without haste or impulsion?

Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Cosmic passion and steadfast loyalty, with a jovial grace. This festival’s interns—Maria, Emilia, Z and Leo—form a constellation by which even the most fatigued of sailors might find their way home.

Virgo (August 23 -September 22)
Logical, practical, systematic? Not us, but thankfully Q-O2’s administrative steward Christel Simons — presiding gracefully over the ticket desk — is there beside us to keep the chaos at bay.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Harmony and balance are not only the tools to take with you into a 13 channel sound set up. Like Giulia Rae forever reminds us, they are ways of living too. Don’t rush, take time, and things will unfold with a depth of colour you never dreamed of.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio reminds us to be uncompromising and precise. Like Valentina Vuksic showed us in her workshop yesterday, pushing your cosmic hardware through its spiritual stress test can lead to unpredictable and beautiful horizons… if you keep the focus to listen and respond.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
The quest for knoweldge underpins your movement through this year’s festival — don’t waste your time at the bar or with the smokers, it is at the Underbelly book table that you will find what your searching mind desires.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
A 6 day festival asks perserverence from its listeners, but also from its venue. That we have a roof under which to listen, that we have a drink in our hands as we converse, that we have a couscous in our bellies to stade us through the journey, all this is thanks to the tenacity of the team at VK.

Aquarius (Janaury 20 – February 18)
The truly independent and humantiarian voices never leave us. If we ask them back they will be there for us, and we for them. As we take our first steps into each new evening, we take them to the rhythm of Jacqueline Nova’s still vibrant Creación de la tierra (1972) echoing behind us and through us.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Your friends know you as empathetic, pleasure-seeking and romantic. No doubt you felt cosmically aligned with last nights playlist by our spritual guardian Frederic Van De Velde, which exhibited all these qualities in spades.

Sun, moon, and planets: be my guide,

The Oscillation Astrology Department

© Camille Poitevin
© Camille Poitevin
© Camille Poitevin
© Camille Poitevin