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: Kristen Gallerneaux

Monday 1st February 2021, 18:00-20:00 GMT

Kristen Gallerneaux Echomaking

Kristen Gallerneaux is an artist, curator, and sonic researcher. She is the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historical technology collections in North America and is the author of High Static, Dead Lines (2019), a literary mix tape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape, and esoteric belief, published through MIT University Press.


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