Oblique Curiosities is David Ben Shannon (Liverpool, England) and Sarah E. Truman (Melbourne, Australia). We are old friends and have written songs together since 2011. Often, the impetus of these songs emerge from a series of texts to each other about a personal (or world) event, or as we wash dishes, or as we run after a train we’re about to miss.
We’re both academics. Our collaborative research interests include music making, affect theory, queer theory, Doctor Who (and other SF), and research-creation.
Our (agreed upon, when not fighting) music influences include Fever Ray, Joe Hisaishi, Brian Eno, Kishi Bashi, Kate Bush, Tunng, and Everything Everything.
Stay tuned for an Oblique Curiosities album in 2023.