Sonic Art Research Unit

SARU is a research group that provides a forum for dialogue and exploration between the fields of experimental composition and sound art. It is situated in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University between the fields of Music and Fine Art. Areas of interest include electroacoustic and language based composition, interdisciplinary practices, field recording and auditory knowledge.

SARU is bolstered by a community of practitioners and is home to audiograft, a festival of contemporary experimental music and sound art.

You can get involved in SARU through our Research Degree programme.

Banner image of Harriet Butler, Renzo Spiteri and Helen Frosi, taken during their residency, ‘Knowing Another is Endless’, at audiograft 2019.

Visiting Practitioner Seminar Series: Nisha Ramayya

Monday 15th March 2021, 18:00-20:00 GMT

Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is currently based in London. Her debut collection, States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) is published by Ignota Books. Other publications include ‘Notes on a Means without End’ (2020) in Poetry Review; In Me the Juncture (2019) published by Sad Press; Threads (2018), a critical-creative pamphlet co-authored with Sandeep Parmar and Bhanu Kapil, published by clinic. She is a member of the ‘Race & Poetry & Poetics in the UK’ research group and a lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London. In Spring 2020, Ramayya was Poet in Residence for the group exhibition Many voices, all of them loved at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.


Physical works distributed through SARU by current members and affiliate artists.


If you want to know more you can find a collection of work by SARU on the Oxford Brookes University research repository RADAR or take a look at the following links (many more can be found throughout our website):  

Sound Diaries 

Please contact patrickwilliamfarmer at gmail dot com for more information or if you have questions.

SARU supports the record label Consumer Waste and often works in partnership with Compost and Height and Oxford Contemporary Music.