'Oramics: Atlantis Anew' film on display at the Science Museum, London
10 October 2011- 31 December 2014
An excerpt can be seen online on the Wire Magazine website:

‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’
Group exhibition Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon
De Appel, Amsterdam
27 June – 14 September 2014

‘Transform: Lis Rhodes and Aura Satz’
Screenings and conversation at Tate Britain
22nd September 2014

‘Mirror City: London artists on fiction and reality’
Group exhibition at Hayward Gallery curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
14 October 2014 -5 January 2015

'Chromatic Aberration’
Solo show at the Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
22nd October- 21st November 2014

'They Used to Call it the Moon'
Baltic, group exhibition curated by Alessandro Vincintelli
31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015

‘Dial Tone Drone’
New sound Commission for Telephone, outside Royal Academy London, featuring Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Spiegel
15 Nov 2014 - 9 January 2015

15th Nov - Launch performance with Elaine Mitchener and Jennifer Walshe at Hayward Gallery

‘Eyelids Leaking Light'
Solo show at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York
24th January – 26th April 2015

'Onomatopoeic Alphabet' screening as part of Performance, Architecture, Materials, Sweden curated by Marianne Mulvey
24 September - 14 October 2015

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of FNC Lab Competition at the 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada
7-18 October 2015

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival BFI Southbank, NFT3, London
16 October 2015

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the Fascinations Competition at the 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
27 October - 1 November 2015

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the International Competition at the 17th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
12-17 November 2015

'The Trembling Line'
Solo show at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
3 December 2015 – 23 January 2016

'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo Show at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
16 January – 20 March 2016

'Between the Bullet and the Hole’, European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
27 Jan- 7 Feb

UK premiere of ‘Between the Bullet and the Hole’, alongside other films at Whitechapel Gallery, London
18 Feb 2016
Followed by discussion with Morgan Quaintance and David Alan Grier

'The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed,' The Sydney Biennale, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
18 March - 6 June 2016

Premiere of short film about Laurie Spiegel as part of 'Deep Minimalism' festival curated by Oliver Coates, Southbank Centre
26 June 2016

'Her Marks, a Measure' solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
1st October 2016
Exhibition opening and catalogue launch, with newly commissioned essays by Justine Ludwig, Erika Balsom and Omar Khalif Artist in conversation with Justine Ludwig 1st of Oct 5pm (addition film screenings 26th Oct and 2nd Nov 7pm)

Screening of ‘In and Out of Synch’ Flaherty NYC, curated by Genevieve Yue and Chris Stults
3rd October 2016
Anthology Film Archives, New York

'Eyelids Leaking Light'
5th-28th October 2016
Solo show at Clifford Gallery and artist's talk at Hamilton NY

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
21-31st July 2016

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken' shortlisted for Nouvaux Alchemistes, 45th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
5-16 October 2016

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' screening as part of Experimenta, London Film Festival, BFI
9th October 2016

'Kepler's Trial' An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch', with film elements by Aura Satz Premieres at St John's College, Cambridge
28-29th October

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken screening at the Showroom, London
2nd November 2016

'Where there is Sea, there are Pirates / The Imagination is a Political Act', group exhibition at 3137 gallery, Athens
10-20 November 2016

'As Above, So below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics', group exhibition at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin
13 April - 27 August 2017

'Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future', group exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
29 May 2017 - 11 March 2018

29 September 2017 - 14 January 2018
'STARS', Group exhibition at Lentos Museum, Linz
Including Angela Bulloch, Hans Op de Beek, Maurizio Cattelan, Joseph Cornell, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Longo, Meret Oppenheim, Trevor Paglen, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Kiki Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more.

12–15 Oct 2017
'Field Studies 2017: Listening after Pauline Oliveros’, Leeds, various venues

9 Nov 2017, 18.30 – 22.00
'Kepler's Trial’ at V&A, London
An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch’, with film elements by Aura Satz
’s unique process of development.

30 Nov 2017, 7pm
'The Wail that was Warning and the Institute of Signal and Noise', Aura Satz and David Toop, London Review Bookshop, London

Artist page on the website of The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: to accompany the cross-platform feature on my work in the September 2010 issue.

This includes:
An excerpt of the filmic installation 'Sound Seam'
An excerpt of 'Automamusic'
An excerpt of 'Oramics: Atlantis Anew',
An excerpt of 'Vocal Flame',
My short film on the Theremin virtuosa Lydia Kavina,
Listen to an excerpt of 'Dial Tone Drone' on
Excerpt of 'The Trembling Line' on

Huffington Post commissioned blog
Interview on the Creators Project website
Artist's profile in Diva Magazine
Frieze magazine focus article
Interview on the Ear Room website:
Animate projects interview:
'Colour Opponent Process’ review in This Is Tomorrow
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Art Agenda
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Photomonitor
'Inside the Dial Tone-Inspired Sound Art Exhibits of Aura Satz', The Creator's Project
'1000 words: Aura Satz' in Artforum
'The Playlist', The Guardian
'500 words' in Artforum
Interview in Studio International
Cover Image for 'Parallax (Sounding/Thinking)', Vol 23, No 3




Images from Aura Satz's series of drawings 'Automamusic', 2008

The Automatic Ensemble will premiere in Switzerland at 'Museumsnacht 2009'

16 January 2009 - 21pm and 22:30pm, Church of St Leonhard (Leonhardskirche), Basel
18 January 2009 - 11am, Museum of Music Automatons, Seewen

Using a mixture of mechanically amplified and automatic instruments and machines, the 'Automatic Ensemble' explores their visual and sonic potential through a multiplicity of compositions and improvisations. The instrumentation combines original historical artefacts with those reconstructed and newly invented. There is a particular emphasis on the visual performance of playing/operating these mechanical musical devices, which reflect on that particular historical moment in which sound is becoming detached from its original source and performative agency is in the process of removing itself. Thus performers appear to produce music in a manner parallel to the Automatic Writing of Spiritualist mediums and the Surrealists, performing sound as if from without rather than from within.

Aura Satz's film Automamusic was shot at the Museum of Music Automatons, and led to the concept of the 'Automatic Ensemble', in collaboration with Aleks Kolkowski.

The film will be screened throughout the evenings

Wolfgang Heisig - phonola (Berlin)
Aleks Kolkowski - stroh violin, musical saw, gramophone & phonograph (London)
Anton Lukoszevieze - stroh cello (Norwich)
Natalia Pschenitschnikova - flutes, piccolo (Berlin/Moscow)
Martin Riches - serinette (Berlin)
Aura Satz - rolmonica, playasax, tanzbär, music box, musical saw (London)




Musical Knot (Satz, 2009) for Music Box
Cheep Imitation (Kolkowski, 2004-9) for Serinette, Stroh Violin, Piccolo & Gramophone
Etüde Kwic & Kwoc (Heisig) Phonola Solo
Palindromes (Satz, 2008) for 2 Rolmonicas
Cellogram (James Tenney, 1971) Solo Stroh Cello
Toccata (Conlon Nancarrow 1935) for Stroh Violin and Phonola
Talking Books (Satz, 2009)
La marche du Roy + La même marche plus (trad.) for Solo Serinette
Fadograph (Lukoszevieze, 2009) for Pianola (Phonola), Alto flute & Stroh Cello
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (Victor Herbert, 1910) arranged for Tanzbär & Musical Saw
Channeling (Kolkowski/Pschenitschnikova) for Bass flute and Gramophone Horn
Playasax Duet (Satz, 2009)
Weather Effects (Kolkowski, 2001) for Stroh Violin & Gramophone
Sache mit Hz und Verstand (Kolkowski, 2003-9) for 2 Gramophones & Ensemble
Heislvertonungen (Heisig) Phonola & Voice (Part 7 with Ensemble)
Study #21 Canon X (Nancarrow, 1948)

Plus new works for the ensemble and combinations within devised by Aura Satz & Aleks Kolkowski.

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Aleks Kolkowski, Stroh Violin & Martin Riches, Serinette (photo Roman M�rz)


Museum für Musikautomaten
Sammlung Dr.h c. H. Weiss-Stauffacher
Bollhübel 1
4206 Seewen, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 915 98 80
Fax +41 61 915 98 90
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