We are thrilled to unveil the lineup for this year’s Audioscope show, which takes place on the evening of Friday 4 November at The Bullingdon, Oxford.
As ever, this show is unmissable for anyone who likes their music alternative, forward-thinking and just a little bit different.
Featuring Thurston Moore’s guitarist and erstwhile Oxford legend James Sedwards, Nøught are one of the most incredible live bands you will ever witness. Hardcore, jazz, math-rock and pretty much everything else blended together into a seamless, uncompromising display of musicianship, intensity and imagination.
This show means a lot to us, as Nøught performed at our second festival way back in 2002, and it’s a pleasure to bring them back to Oxford for a very rare performance.
“There’s something exhilarating about hearing music that refuses to yield to simplicity yet maintains an absolute vision of where it’s going, pulling the listener along in its wake.” – Julian Cope
“The first person who’s not a footballer that I’ve been jealous of.” – John Peel on guitarist James Sedwards
Fresh from rave reviews for the release of new album The Shape of the Dance, Tomaga – comprising half of The Oscillation – make music like no one else. Freeform, gliding synths and scattering percussion, one moment propulsive and direct, and the next abstract and discursive, it’s never less than compelling.
“Lysergically loose and adroit psych explorations… a strange beauty” – Boomkat
“Searching for the right words to describe Tomaga’s music isn’t particularly easy.” – The Quietus
Ben Duvall (Ex-Easter Island Head)
An extremely rare opportunity to witness a new piece from Ex-Easter Island Head mainman Ben Duvall designed for prepared guitars, FM radio and vibration speakers.
Rhys Chatham’s “Guitar Trio” presented by The Oxford Guitar Orchestra
A unique, one-off live experience for tonight only. A hand-picked lineup of Oxford musicians will perform Rhys Chatham’s legendary no-wave guitar piece “Guitar Trio”.
Written in 1977 and a defining point in Chatham’s career as one of the pivotal figures in avant-garde music, “Guitar Trio” went on to become one of the most enduring works in the composer’s catalogue, droning through a single chord, it’s the ultimate statement in punk minimalism.
The lineup will be a band formed for the occasion made up of figures from Oxford’s diverse local music scene – lineup to be announced soon.
As you’ll see, the other news is that there is no all-day Audioscope festival this year. This is our Audioscope 2016 event – so please buy a ticket enjoy the music and help us raise money for Shelter!