Sonic Arts 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 and the MA Sound Arts at Oxford Brookes University.

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

Notes from Lockdown

We’re asking past and present collaborators of SARU to let us know what they’ve been reading, listening to, watching, or anything else of note, during the lockdown.


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