London artists on fiction and reality

14 October 2014 - 4 January 2015

MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today. These artists seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

Aura Satz

For MIRRORCITY artist Aura Satz will exhibit two sound works Dial Tone Operator, 2014, and Glissolalia, 2008.

Dial Tone Operator / Glissolalia

Dial Tone Operator looks back to the early days of telephony, when calls were dialled by switchboard operators. This human intervention was later replaced by the automatic dial tone. Here, the dial tone is composed into experimental drone music, evoking the underlying hum of the city and tuning in and out of human speech.


Glissolalia explores acoustic illusions and plays on the vocal quality of non-human instruments.


Listen to some excerpts from these two works below.




Image credit: Aura Satz, Dial Tone Operator, 2014 © courtesy the artist, 2014

Aura Satz, Glissolalia, 2008 © courtesy the artist, 2014