dedicated to art that is curious of ear



AuralDiversities III: Space . Place . Confluence . Entanglement

The third iteration in our interdisciplinary programme addressing the ‘auraldiverse turn’ in Arts and Humanities research and theory, questioning how and what we hear, what we listen to and why, as situated within our contemporary milieu and its associated crises. These multimodal sessions trouble accepted norms in audio technology, sound culture and Western epistemologies and question the extent of human perception, our relation in and through the vibratory world, and whether hearing and listening is ever an individual act.

Place: Field Trip to Bervie Brow

19 May - 21 May 2023

Guest: Louise K Wilson and David Chapman

Open to CHASE Studentship holders and PhD researchers at CHASE-affiliated institutions.

Information and booking

A free-to-attend (and open to all) online event with Angus Carlyle and Marie Koldkjær Højlund will follow in the late spring.


Music and Other Living Creatures (OTO Projects) x EnCOUnTERs (SoundFjord)

A collaboration between Oto Projects and SoundFjord, exploring interspecies ecounters, art, ecology and the sonic imagination.

Spring to Autumn 2023. Commissions, performances, screenings, workshops and walks.

David Chapman . Cath Clover . Laura Denning . Sarah Angliss . Sharon Gal . Kathy Hinde . Helena Hunter . Aleks Kolkowski . Sonia Levy . Lee Patterson . kitt price . Blanc Sceol (Hannah White and Stephen Shiell) . Hermione Spriggs . Hannah Tuulikki . Tom White . Duncan Whitley . Mark Peter Wright. Additional artists to be announced.

29 March 2023

This is Bird Hour

Guests: Sarah Angliss . Sharon Gal . Kathy Hinde 

Cafe OTO

Information and tickets

26 April 2023

Syntax of a River

Guests: David Chapman . Laura Denning . Sonia Levy

Cafe OTO

Information and tickets

23 May 2023

Acoustic Commons

Guests: Acoustic Commons Study Group (Ella Finer and friends) . Tim Shaw . CONA (Institute of Contemporary Art Processing) . Soundcamp

Daytime workshops: How to Assemble A Streambox (11am-12:30pm); How to Make DIY Microphones (1pm-3pm)

Cafe OTO and OTO Project Space

Information and tickets (to follow)

Further events, walks and workshops to be announced soon.


Desire Lines will return with a new series of DIY sensory wanders.


View our Events & Performances page and Workshops page for further details on forthcoming activities.

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