• An Audio Arts cassette ON12

    © Tate Gallery Archive

Established by William Furlong in 1973, Audio Arts was an innovative sound magazine that has since become an invaluable archive of artists’ voices on their own work, a collection of sound art, as well as an important work of art in its own right. In 2004, Tate acquired the Audio Arts archive from Furlong. Marking the digitisation of the entire Audio Arts archive and its availability online, this international symposium looks at the legacy of four decades of Audio Arts on contemporary art. An international line up of artists, academics and archivists discuss the history and context of Audio Arts in relation to that of conceptual art, the role of the voice within art practice and oral histories, the use of technology and the dissemination of archives in relation to sound work.

Confirmed contributors include Jean Wainwright, William Furlong, Liam Gillick, Michael Craig-Martin, Angela Bulloch, Michael Archer, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Susan Philipsz, Mel Gooding, Georgina Born, Allison Foster, Jack Maynard, and Lucia Farinati.

Listening posts and archive materials will be set up in the Clore Foyer during the duration of the symposium.

Supported by the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation