Oscillate: Evan Parker, Matthew Herbert, Kaffe Matthews, and Mira Calix.


Oscillate is a publication presenting texts from four of the world’s leading musicians: Evan Parker, Matthew Herbert, Kaffe Matthews, and Mira Calix.

Emerging from a series of public artist talks of the same name at Turner Contemporary in Margate, the writings in Oscillate serve as fascinating literary counterpoints to the artists’ practices, giving valuable insight into the creative process and conceptual context for their work. Collectively, the diverse writings in Oscillate highlight the role that experimental art plays in both reflecting and influencing the cultural arena in which the work is made and experienced. As such, the project represents a important addition to writings in the field of contemporary music and sound.

Oscillate is a published by Compost and Height and edited by Robert Stillman, in collaboration with the School of Music and Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Risograph printed in an edition of 300, A5, 50 pages.

LAUNCH EVENT: Cafe OTO Project Space, 3rd December, matinee event. Details to follow.

Oscillate – UK/EU £7+£2 postage 

Oscillate – International £7 +£4.50

Oscillate is available in America, in store or by mail order, from the Seminary Co-operative Bookshop, Chicago.

For distribution enquires please contact us at compostandheight(@)gmail(dot)com