Sound Practice and Research @ City





EXAUDI        ensemble in residence

EXAUDI is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles for new music. Founded by James Weeks (director) and Juliet Fraser (soprano) in 2002, EXAUDI is based in London and draws its singers from among the UK’s brightest vocal talents.

Plus-Minus Ensemble     ensemble in residence

Plus-Minus Ensemble is a London based collective committed to commissioning new work and placing it alongside recent and landmark modern repertoire. Formed in 2003 by Joanna Bailie and Matthew Shlomowitz, +- is distinguished by its interest in performative, electroacoustic and conceptual pieces, and experimental open works such as Stockhausen‘s 1963 classic, from which the group takes its name.


Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion consists of its three original members, Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori. To date, the Austin-based trio has commissioned and premiered fifteen new works, four of which appear on their full-length, self-titled album. The group’s in-house creative project, seeing times are not hidden, won top prize at the 2011 Music in Architecture-Architecture in Music Symposium at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mari Ohno              visiting speaker

Mari Ohno is a sound artist based in London and Tokyo.

James Saunders             visiting speaker

James Saunders is a composer who makes open form compositions that explore group behaviours and decision making.

Janek Schaefer             visiting speaker

Janek Schaefer is an artists who makes site-specific installations, sonic sculptures, exhibition & dance soundtracks, albums, and immersive performances.