Oscillation ::: Materia Forma

Dear material bodies,

You are now reading the very first sentence of our yearly series of bulletins for the Oscillation ::: Materia Forma festival, our in-house gazette that grows more intense as the festival progresses. In one week, our six-day-long sonic buffet starts, musing form, format and performance. We’re happy to report that tickets are still available for every day, but don’t wait too long (we’re thinking of last year’s broken hearts at the ticket counter). And following annual tradition, the festival will once again take place at different venues than last year: our base of operations is the VK Vaartkapoen (in their new/old place at Rue Saint-Joseph 14 in Molenbeek), with outings to the Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Molenbeek church and B********** A***S.

For those who haven’t already: time to dive into our program and find out what this year’s artists are up to: Ahnjili ZhuParris, Laura Mello, Michiko Ogawa & Lucy Railton, Evicshen, Bojana Cvejić, Gabriel Paiuk, Tim Ingold, Rim Irscheid, Leonie Persyn, Lee Patterson & Pak Yan Lau, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, Nina Garcia/Mariachi, Liew Niyomkarn, Enrico Malatesta, Margarida Garcia, Okkyung Lee, Natasha Pirard, Jacqueline Nova, Ana María Romano G., Giulia Rae, Floris Vanhoof, Shamica Ruddock & Hannan Jones, Franziska Windisch, Valentina Vuksic, Ji Youn Kang, Sandar Tun Tun, Jana Rush, Emilie Škrijelj & Tom Malmendier, Nika Son, Tetsuya Umeda, Jonáš Gruska. We’ll be featuring some of them in the next days, in order to guide you through this plethora of names.

Discourse program

In the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1, we will host a discourse program at Q-O2’s, bringing together five talks providing different perspectives of the topic of the festival, with contributions concerning immersion, technology, cultural conventions, and transindividuality. The afternoon will finish with a round table with all the speakers. It is free upon registration.

14:30 Doors
15:00 Bojana Cvejić – On Sensing and Moving Transindividually
15:30 Gabriel Paiuk –  Listening Technicities
16:15 Giulia Rae – “Immersive” in the Context of sound and Listening
16:45 Rim Irscheid – Embracing Uncertainty and Failure in Experimental Music and Curatorial Activism
17:30 Tim Ingold – The Fountain
18:00 Round Table


There are still some available spots for these workshops:

28.04, Ahnjili ZhuParris: Voice Cloning
03.05, Valentina Vuksic: On Doing Sonics Through the Computational
04.05, Jonáš Gruska: Walk in the Sonian Forest
04.05, Tetsuya Umeda: Narikama

On form and in shape,

The Oscillation Syndicate