Our Audio Research Cluster brings together researchers specialising in a wide range of fields from music to creative writing, design, and beyond, and supports projects exploring audio in all its forms.

Set up by UCA researchers Harry Whalley and Tom Northey in 2017, it also hosts concerts, talks and events.


This collection of musical compositions and poetry by Dr J. Harry Whalley responds to geological process and geological time.

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In this project Emmanuelle Waeckerlé revisits The Story of O, the famous erotic novel first published in French in 1954, and in English in 1965. Her reworking of the original story attempts to navigate a passage through this difficult literary work and its history. She offers a few simple strategies and choices for reading – alone or with others, in private, or to an audience – in a book of experimental writing, an audio artwork, text scores and performances.

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The here.here concert series is a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham, curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Harry Whalley, around their common research in extended, textual, visual, gestural and object scores and ways to integrate or experience technology in text / music / film / performances. The project is supported by the UCA research fund.

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Head to our UCA Research Online platform to browse all our research projects.