• Tickets: Walk in and pay what you decide
  • Company: SARU

Details

For the penultimate talk of Sound I’m Particular, Tullis Rennie will be bringing Muscle Memory to the Old Fire Station.

Muscle Memory is a new record by composer Tullis Rennie – two recently composed sound pieces made in collaboration with Matthew Bourne and Graham South. The record is part autobiographic docu-music, part jazz-inspired dreamscape. Muscle Memory is Tullis’s invitation to join him in the act of listening to listening. Listening as an event. The listener as collaborator. To consider music and identity in combination. Recordings catalogued as autobiographical accounts, and collective cultural documentation. To understand music as a performance in which we are all implicated and involved, whether by playing, buying, streaming, dancing, or listening. https://muscle-memory.co.uk/

Tullis Rennie is a composer, improvising trombonist, electronic musician, and field recordist. His work encompasses sound installation, community-engaged participative projects, multi-channel concert works, video, mixed media and live/improvised performances. He is co-founder of Walls On Walls with visual artist Laurie Nouchka, and a member of the Insectotròpics audio-visual collective, based in Barcelona. He recently began the multi.modal label with Claudia Molitor. His work has been presented at concerts and festivals across 15 countries, alongside national broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and ResonanceFM. Previous writings have been published in Organised Sound and Leonardo Music Journal. He features on recent recordings released by the Luminous label, ZeroWave and Efpi Records. www.tullisrennie.com

About Sound I’m Particular

Talks on everything from augury and Nan Shepherd to Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf, to field recording and Twin Peaks. All are welcome and no previous knowledge of the subjects is necessary.

SARU is part of MA in Sonic Art at Oxford Brookes University, and provides a forum for dialogue and exploration between the fields of composition and sonic art. Areas of further focus include electroacoustic and language based composition, interdisciplinary practices, field recording and auditory knowledge. SARU is bolstered by a community of practitioners.

Sound I’m Particular is a Pay What You Decide series. PWYD works by enabling audiences to attend events without paying for a ticket beforehand, then on exiting the event, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford to, based on your overall experience.

Curated by Patrick Farmer.

Parking & Access

Parking

Patrons with a disability are eligible for the concession ticket price for each show (if applicable), plus one free companion ticket. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.

Car parks in Oxford Blue Badge information Public transport in Oxford

Access

There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place) and Studio space via lift. All spaces in the building are wheelchair-accessible via lift apart from the Theatre balcony and the Loft. If an event is in the Loft, this will be clearly stated on the event’s web page.

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space. If you would like to discuss hire of the space, or any of the events taking place in the Loft, please get in touch.

Facilities

Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at info@oldfirestation.org.uk or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail info@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Strobe lighting
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail info@oldfirestation.org.uk.