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Oscillation – on sound’s nature
25/04/2019 - 05/05/2019


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Oscillation is a project and festival circling around various aspects of the nature of sound, with a special curiosity about its capacity for creating and sharing space, its propensity to occupy the zones in between spaces, positions, events, discourses, etc: a betweening space. Sound travels, hops borders, passes through walls. It is endlessly participative in that we share it all the time, often unwittingly. It entangles itself in the necessarily messy gaps between us. Sound offers a framework for thinking the in-between as a space that not only needs boundaries in order to exist (what is a space without limits to define it?), but whose very presence both creates and parodies the fixities of those boundaries. A discourse of inbetween-ness cannot be fixed but is always made up of a great many tentative constructions and holdings in place.





Adam Asnan, Aki Onda, Akio Suzuki, Alice Pamuk, Andrea Neumann, Anna Raimondo, Anne-Laure Pigache, Annette Vande Gorne, Beatriz Ferreyra, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Bill Dietz, BolwerK, David Toop, Doron Sadja, Eliane Radigue, Els Viaene, Emmanuel Holterbach, Enrico Malatesta, Franziska Windisch, Guillaume Maupin, Isabelle Stragliati Jennifer Walshe, John Butcher, Jonathan Frigeri, Juliette Volcler, Justin Bennett, Klaas Hübner, Lila Athanasiadou, Lucié Vitková, Lucy Railton, Luke Fowler, Manuel Lima, Mark Fell, Marc Matter, Mariska De Groot, Melissa Logan, Michael Vorfeld, Oracle, Paulo Dantas, Pedro Oliveira, Peter Ablinger, Pierre Berthet, Rie Nakajima, Rebecca Glover, Salome Voegelin, Séverine Janssens, Sofia Jernberg, Sue Tompkins, Thierry Madiot, Tomoko Sauvage. Wederik De Backer, Xabier Erkizia, …


Oscillation festival program and brochure.


The publication “The Middle Matter: sounds as interstice” was launched at the opening of the festival.


Image impressions by fabonthemoon
Oscillation - On sound's nature

Excerpts from concerts


Oscillation is organised by Q-O2 workspace, co-produced by RITCS-School of Arts. It takes place in the framework of the Interfaces project, and is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
It is realised in cooperation with Argos, Art Brussels, Au Quai, Cinema Nova, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters, Eglise St. Jean-Baptiste Molenbeek, La Fonderie, Le Lac, Recyclart, Werkplaats Walter. Q-O2 is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Flemish Community, and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Region.


Linked projects


In collaboration with:

Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and the European Union
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