Oscillation ::: Materia Forma

Dear fans and non-fans of the Oscillation bulletin,

This is a bulletin dedicated to the dilution of our high mass density list of artists’ names with which we have been inundating you since early February. To reduce the concentration a bit, we therefore list below some of the in-house favourites and acts we think make this edition extra special. Tickets are still available for all days!

30/04: Victoria Shen aka Evicshen is a sound artist, experimental music performer, and inventor. Evicshen’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Previously seen in her performances: nails that serve as pickup needles, a sonic hair comb, and crowdsurfing with a complete gear table.

1/05: In the afternoon of May 1st, we host a discourse program in our very own HQ. Excitement is already growing for the talks, not least that of famed anthropologist Tim Ingold whose 2015 classic ‘The Life of Lines’ has set many an aspiring sound artist on adventurous new paths.

2/05: On Thursday, we’re heading to the Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Molenbeek church, a location still underrated for concerts in our opinion. There awaits a well-balanced program, featuring all-time Q-O2 favourites such as Liew Niyomkarn, Enrico Malatesta, Margarida Garcia, and Okkyung Lee.

3/05: A rare chance to hear the work of Jacqueline Nova (1935–1975), performed by Ana María Romano G. Nova is a pioneering figure of electroacoustic music in Colombia, and one of Latin America’s most important avant-garde and experimental musicians of the 20th century. Coming of age in a repressive era in Colombia, Nova, the first woman to graduate in music composition from the Colombian National Conservatory, had a multifaceted career as composer, director, radio host, and cultural organizer.

4/05: One of our favourite – unfairly underrepresented in Brussels – genres’ most exciting acts closes the VK on Saturday: Chicago born and raised footwork artist Jana Rush. Be prepated for an intense emotional rollercoaster of disfigured samples, quivering electronics and vagrant percussion.

5/05: As if the stunning venue that B********** A***S is is not enough, we have the honour of welcoming Tetsuya Umeda there. For Oscillation, Umeda will make a cylindrical sound sculpture from ordinary objects like tins, nets, stove, and rice. The sculpture’s unexpected sounds and simple processes are influenced by the idea of “Narikama”, an ancient Japanese ritual performed for 500 years.

On form and in shape,

The Oscillation Büro