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Oscillation 2021 ::: Tuned Circuits
Anna Steiden, Aura Satz, Jessica Ekomane, People Like Us, Pierre Deruisseau, Aela Royer, Yannick Guédon, Catherine Lamb, Bryan Eubanks, Rebecca Lane, Charlie Usher, Maika Garnica, Goodiepal & Pals, Farida Amadou, Jonáš Gruska, Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Esther Mugambi, Raoul Carrer, Jeroen Uyttendaele, Cathy van Eck, Lazara Rosell Albear, Lendl Barcelos, Lucrecia Dalt, Billy Roisz, Olivia Jack, Celeste Betancur, Edyta Jarząb, Veronika Svobodová, Michal Kindernay, Verena Kuni, Yann Leguay, Maria Komarova, Olli Aarni, Lukas De Clerck, Stellan Veloce, Karen Willems, Aine O’Dwyer, Liew Niyomkarn, Myriam Van Imschoot, Andreas Halling

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Tuned Circuits, the 2021 edi­tion of Oscillation Festival, bor­rows its title from Daphne Oram, the ear­ly elec­tron­ic com­pos­er and instru­ment inven­tor. In Oram’s work and writ­ing we glimpse the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a par­al­lel between elec­tron­ic and bio­log­i­cal cir­cuits, and a desire to per­ceive phe­nom­e­na simul­ta­ne­ous­ly from var­i­ous sides. More broad­ly, the fes­ti­val looks at prac­tices and phe­nom­e­na of tun­ing. Tuning is a fun­da­ment of music mak­ing. To think in terms of tun­ing is to think in terms of rela­tions; of one thing com­ing into con­so­nance or dis­so­nance with anoth­er, of one thing colour­ing and affect­ing anoth­er. It is also to think in terms of time, since tun­ing requires a process of con­stant cal­i­bra­tion: what is now in tune will not stay that way.


Oscillation — Tuned Circuits takes place over 4 days as a live broad­cast from MILL, Brussels and addi­tion­al loca­tions. The fes­ti­val will mix talks, per­for­mances and works for radio. Each day focuss­es on a sub-the­mat­ic: attun­ing, as a move­ment of con­ver­gence; feed­back, as a cir­cu­lar move­ment which ampli­fies itself; detun­ing, as a move­ment of unlearn­ing and a con­di­tion for regen­er­a­tion. The open­ing evening we ded­i­cate to Daphne Oram, whose research the­mat­ic we take as our own: “to fol­low curiosi­ties with­out flinching”.

Oscillation Festival is a project by Q‑O2 werk­plaats. This edi­tion is host­ed by MILL thanks to Needcompany, with the sup­port of Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, City of Brussels, Österreichisches Kulturforum, Nederlandse Ambassade, Ictus.

The Live Audio Stream will be acces­si­ble via this web­site, and dif­fused on sev­er­al inde­pen­dent radio sta­tions: Radio p‑node, The Listening Arts Channel, Radio Lyl, Radio Campus Bruxelles, Radio Helsinki, Colaboradio and Radio Shirley&Spinoza.

Glauco Salvo - Field Studies
David Helbich - Live - 9/12/22 (Excerpt)
Aymeric De Tapol - Encore une etude de flute

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and Creative Europe
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