Erik Nerinckx captures the immense, turbulent natural force of the sea in an all-encompassing recording made at the coast. Sixteen speakers replay its murmur, rustle and roar as a massive wall of sound.
Artist duo VOID visualise the sounds of the sea. With SARA – inspired by a 19th century technique that recorded sound as visual squiggles – they make its water visible.
Stijn Demeulenaere goes out to sea and brings us a poetic exploration that voices the unseen, polluted and disrupted (sound) landscape beneath the waves.
What is sound? What is this phenomenon we can’t see but that touches us?
These where the starting questions that made sound artist Els Viaene have a deeper look at the visual manifestations of sound.
The artist’s research and experimentation investigates sound at its source, the moment it is shaped. In this project she approaches sound as a physical phenomenon: a vibration, a wave, a variation in air pressure.
Her quest to understand sound brings her to other worlds and other times. The result is a performance and installation in which science, sound and sculpture meet.
Former Overtoon research resident artist Vica Pacheco creates a sonic environment during 3 sound performances at Beursschouwburg.
Animacy or A breath manifest is a series of sound performances consisting in playing and amplifying the sound sculptures, looping and sampling them directly, using granular synthesis and digital sound effects to create an improvised composition, a sonic environment in formation. The importance of emphasising the idea of breathing came naturally when she experimented with it in her home studio. The instruments breathe; they breathe in while swinging to one side and they sing while exhaling while swinging to the other side.
This is the fifth edition of Beyond Music, a laboratory for sound performances. More artists perform this evening: Jessica Ekomane and Mario de Vega who is currently an Overtoon resident within our Oscillations program.
Solo show with 8 works by Yann Leguay
12:00 - 12:50 Lukas Anthierens
14:00 - 15:00 Jonathan Frigeri & Eric Desjeux
16:00 - 17:45 Justin Bennett
13:00 - 13:50 Yannick Guédon
15:00 - 16:45 Confluences (Franziska Windisch & Giulia Vismara)
17:00 - .... Round-up get-together (location to be confirmed)
As part of the Platform for Audiovisual and Media Arts (PAM), Overtoon will host the next monthly meeting, meant to serve as an informal exchange between peers from the audiovisual, sound and media arts community.
Overtoon will gladly take this opportunity to present the Oscillations.eu network which promotes exchange between artist-run organisations that deal with sound in arts, supported by the Creative EU program. Participants are people from artist-run organisations iii - The Hague Netherlands; bb15 - Linz Austria; Overtoon - Brussels Belgium; Lydgalleriet - Bergen Norway; Werktank - Leuven Belgium. Register here to participate.
The project is part of the Oscillations: Exercises in Resilience project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
A group exhibition in collaboration with Imal and Curatorial Studies KASK (Ghent), with a selection of works by Werktank and Overtoon fellow artists.
This is the rescheduled event that was cancelled on December 2 last year. All presentations in this event will now be shown in exhibition format.
Book your free spot here.
Book your free spot here.
Live Radio Broadcast with performances by former and future Overtoon residents Liew Niyomkarn , Lukas De Clerck , Jeroen Uyttendaele, Maria Komarova , Yann Leguay, and Yannick Guédon (thymes.fr)
You need to reserve a time slot on the STUK website. Limited capacity due to COVID measures.
LEVEL 5 and LEVEL 6 open their artist studios for the general public in this Open House event.
This event was CANCELLED due to COVID restrictions.
The KIKK 2020 Festival was ultimately and entirely CANCELLED due to the measures taken to battle the COVID-19 virus.
Dominik 't Jolle curates a listening program in the Oortreders Festival. Concerts, installations and talks are part of the program.
This event was CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Animated matter is a collaboration of Q-O2 and Overtoon. During the day Overtoon will have Open studios with presented works[-in-progress] and talks by such artists as Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle, Christoph De Boeck, David Helbich and Aernoudt Jacobs.
The evening will continue with the concert in Q-O2, where Maria Komarova will present 555 bugs – her sound performance with diy electronics and found objects, which was developed in Overtoon workspace, and Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle (aka Lamina) will create an immersive soundscape by use of electromagnetic and field recordings.
>>> Open studios at Overtoon are between 16:00 and 18:00, Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussels. Visitors will need to reserve via firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>> Concert at Q-O2, 20h30 (doors 20h), Koolmijnenkaai 30-34, 1080 Brussels. Please book via email@example.com.
David Helbich will perform during Silent Room, a four-day event at KANAL - Centre Pompidou. Silent music, a performance of nothing, a film without images, Silent Room, the first theme weekend conceived as part of It Never Ends, offers the chance, in a world saturated with sound and images, of experiencing disappearance and the void.
Free admission with exhibition ticket, no reservation needed. Public will remain seated during the duration of the performance according to safety measures as per governmental decision.
Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020 features the work of 810 artists from 80 countries working in the field of experimental music, with a particular focus on the independent, underground, DIY and non-academic spheres, both before and after the popularization of the internet. The exhibition aims to fill a historical and cultural void by supporting and presenting the work of this international community that in most cases has been ignored in the field of contemporary art.
Curated by Francisco López. The catalogue of the exhibition can be freely downloaded here.
Web playlist for the edition of Helicotrema Festival 2020
Reservation is compulsory from 29th August through the website of Les Journées du Patrimoine.
Saturday 12 september
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday 13 september
10:30 am to 11.30 am
11.30 am to 12.30 pm
12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
The term "transcoding" originates from the field of computers and more precisely from the conversion of one digital format to another. However, this terminology appears more and more in the cultural context as a new paradigm beyond common media theories. It addresses the issue of correspondence of signs which one medium operates within another. The exhibition explores the trans-lation/coding of signs in between different forms of expression as a possible reading of actual artistic production. Featuring former Overtoon resident Gert Aertsen & current resident VOID.
Exhibition & Symposium | Curated by Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz
SESI Cultural Centre São Paulo presents OVERTOON sound art works on video
CANCELLED due to COVID pandemic
Volta Feedback (performance)
Curator: Pieter T’Jonck
Artists: Lotte Van den Audenaeren, Benjamin Verdonck, Noé Soulier, Les Gens d’Uterpan, Lodie Kardouss, Radouan Mriziga, Francesca Torzo, Christoph De Boeck.
Volta Feedback (performance)
Tickets: 8€ here
Volta Feedback (performance)
Volta Feedback (performance)
Volta Feedback (performance)
In cooperation with Anne Schloen, Cologne
Artists: Francis Alÿs, Matti Braun, Andreas Bunte, Daniel Buren, Louisa Clement, Thomas Florschuetz, Daniela Friebel, Vincent Ganivet, Jakub Geltner, Isa Genzken, Lena von Goedeke, Mona Hatoum, Philipp Hennevogel, Stefan Huber, Aernoudt Jacobs, Isa Melsheimer, Jan Muche, Túlio Pinto, Kilian Rüthemann, Kai Schiemenz, Wolfgang Schlegel, Tatjana Trouvé, Martin Walde and others
Museum will reopen with changed opening times on May 19. End date will be extended.
Volta Feedback (performance)
Open Atelier in the frame of the 10th editon of La Semaine du Son/De Week van de Klank
performance VOLTA feedback
Current production resident VOID participate in this big group show.
In this third edition former research residents Maika Garnica and Aiko Devriendt play to a film by Thijs Paijmans (De Imagerie), parts of which have been recorded at WTC25 Overtoon Studios last year. Next to David Helbich and Jonáš Gruska also Xavier Paes, current research resident, will perform his piece Berrante.
VOLTA as a performance
Presentation on the occasion of the pre-opening of the new space of iMAL.
Research presentation by VOID on the Voyager Golden Records, a set of 3 golden vinyl sent in the space with sounds of all sorts and 115 images.
Current production resident VOID participates in this group show.
A double solo with Matteo Atruia and VOID represented by Galleria Massimodeluca.
Showcase organised by Werktank and Overtoon with new work created during a residency at the platforms
This private showcase is initiated by Werktank and Overtoon in the frame of the Visitors' programme on media art & digital culture organised by Flanders Arts Institute
SOUND PERFORMANCE NIGHT with:
Hans De Wit
VOLTA as a performance
with Overtoon research residents Liew Niyomkarn and aRzu Saglam
With: Anna Godzina – Christoph De Boeck – Daan Gielis – Ersi Varveri – Esther Venrooy – Floris Vanhoof – Imge & Sine Özbilge – Jonathan Paepens – Karina Beumer & Peter Lemmens – Koba De Meutter – Lydia Hannah Debeer – Maika Garnica & Willem Coenen – Robert Soroko – Willem Boel – Winnie Claessens
The Fluid Computer expo is set around three installations by Floris Vanhoof in the vicinity of Zwarte Zaal at KASK. The opening evening features his solo performance, followed by Alvin Lucier's pioneering Vespers. The vernissage is the festive presentation of Vanhoof's new release 'The Fluid Computer' (LP and photobook) co-released with KRAAK.
live soundtrack by Yann Leguay
Free / English spoken / Max. 14 participants
19:00 Doors installations Floris Vanhoof & Rie Nakajima
20:00 Floris Vanhoof - Polyhedra (introduction + performance)
21:00 Rie Nakajima, Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda (performances)
with interventions by current and former Overtoon residents
Justin Bennett (Multiplicity - a spectral analysis of Brussels, audio walk based on research at Overtoon)
Mariska De Groot (Nibiru)
Rebecca Glover (Fluid Bodies)
Franziska Windisch (Encounters #06 / Chora)
SOUND PERFORMANCE NIGHT with performers
Hans De Wit
curated by Nathalie Papillon
Performances by Andreas Trobollowitsch (AUS) (Overtoon research resident), Hans Beckers & ChampdAction (BE), Klaas Hübner (DE), Sarah Kenchington (UK)
Buy tickets here
Workshop for ESADHaR students with Yann LEGUAY.
Public presentation of the workshop: Sunday 17 March at the Salle PiedNu.
Together with live musician Yann Leguay, the Icelandic choreographer and dancer Inga Huld Hákonardóttir seeks out the midpoint between concert and performance.
projection of the films in the presence of the artist
Laboratory for sound performances on the intersection between image, body and spatiality
Aya Suzuki (JP) performs Nine Bells (1979) by Tom Johnson (try-out - short version)
Yann Leguay (FR) - Volta (première)
Cathy Van Eck (BE/NL) - Empty Chairs
L’Ocelle Mare (FR)
The Photophone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1880, four years later then the telephone. Dedicated to wireless remote oral communication, it is the first device using the light of the sun to transmit sound information. This principle of transforming light vibrations into acoustic vibrations has since allowed different evolutions. From sound/image synchronization in cinema at the end of the 1920s, to optical synthesis, and the advent of optical fibre in the high-speed transmissions of digital data, etc.
How do we transform light into sound? Does the transition from optics to acoustics necessarily induce a synesthetic dimension? At a time when renewable energy issues are being addressed and central to environmental concerns, how do we question the solar energy from an artistic and mediated point of view? To answer these questions, the workshop will open up some ideas through a simple and experimental approach to transduction processes that will lead to individual and collective realizations of optoacoustic devices and remote re-enactements.
Curators: Stephanie Pécourt and Christophe De Jaeger
Co-production: The exhibition is co-produced by BOZAR and GLUON with the support of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.
with performance Maika and Aiko (Maika Garnica and Aiko Devriendt)
The exhibition is curated by Joost Fonteyne
With sound-artworks by Overtoon research residents:
Alina Ozerova, Hans De Wit and Rebecca Glover
opening met inleiding door Spencer Clark
filmprojectie door Floris Vanhoof
en boekvoorstelling ‘The Fluid Computer'
19 mei om 19 uur
bustour Antwerpen-Turnhout (na inschrijving) met performance van Francesco Cavaliere
compositie voor harmonieorkest door Lieven Martens
filmprojectie van Takashi Ito
meer info en inschrijvingen bustour: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vernissage and demonstration with the artist : 31.01 – 12:30
Makers, componisten en improvisatie-specialisten aan het woord
Makers presenteren hun instrumenten en vertellen over het ontwerpproces. De gesprekken die hierop volgen (voertaal Engels) zullen gaan over de verschillende ontwerpvisies en het gebruik van zelfbouw instrumenten voor performance, compositie, inspiratie, maar ook voor educatieve doeleinden
2m3 is an open space of 2 metres in 3 dimensions.
It represents a platform for artists who like to suprise themselves and a small audience.
A performance starts with 2 minutes of action in 3 minutes of silence.
With each artist goes a special beer to keep us all company for the night.
This experimental snapshot takes place at home, every
last friday of the month.
In Ondertussen toont Justin Bennett de eerste resultaten van zijn onderzoek, in de vorm van objecten, geluid en tekeningen.
Het onderzoek zal onder andere een vervolg krijgen in de vorm van een geluidswerk in de publieke ruimte, gepland voor 2018.
Prof. Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University
Jordan Lacey, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Justin Bennett, Sonology, The Hague
Matteo Marangoni, iii, The Hague
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, The Hague
In the frame of the exhibition Resonating Field by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay.
From 6 to 15 November, 2017
Christoph Boeck gives an introduction to echo-location.
Talk with Anke Van Meer and Saïd Gharbi.
One day of soundperforming artists
entrance each moment : 10€
Light Controlled Polyhedra performance by Floris Vanhoof
Performance with the newly developed instrument Multiplicity by Justin Bennett (founding member of the performance group BMB con)
Kraus (New Zealand)
Hosted by Les Ateliers Claus
A listening session for the renewal of forms and genres! Empreinte is a space within the radio sound creation workshop made available to emerging or confirmed authors. It is also a place of experimentation and research.
La parole chanceuse by Myriam Pruvot
The Sound of White Noise by Davide Tidoni
Si je rêve, prends garde à toi by Jeanne Cousseau
An international panel of experts will gather to debate sound in visual art. Over the recent years we have observed a revived dynamic in the role of sound throughout a variety of visual art work. In the course of an afternoon we want to take a closer look at this hybrid field with interventions by curators and artists who have affinities with the dimension of sound in art.
With interventions from Nicole Gingras, Daniel Muzyczuk, VOID, Rahma Khazam, Aernoudt Jacobs, Niels Van Tomme, Tasja Langenbach, Anne-Laure Chamboissier, Lucie Knockaert, Yves Bernard, Wytske Visser, Ana Ascencio. Moderated by Esther Venrooy.
The round table is an event in the context of the exhibition Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds? curated by Nicole Gingras, with the support of Kunstenpunt.
Free entrance, registration required:
T. +32 (0)2 279 64 52 - email@example.com
3 daags festival met muziek, expo, video en polyhedra
Round table: Les pratiques collectives hors institution ou comment le OFF se fait IN !
With a series of artist collectives and artist platforms, among which OVERTOON
Curator: Nicole GINGRAS
Christoph DE BOECK, Raymond GERVAIS, Aernoudt JACOBS, Anne-Françoise JACQUES, Rolf JULIUS, Yann LAGUAY, Gaëtan RUSQUET, Bernhard LEITNER, Lawrence MALSTAF, Dominique PETITGAND, Martin TÉTREAULT, dieb13, Davide TIDONI, Katerina UNDO, Floris VANHOOF, Franziska WINDISCH
Artists: Tim Bruniges / Christoph De Boeck / Luke Fowler / Luca Frei / Francesca Grilli / Amalia Pica / Imogen Stidworthy / Richard T. Walker
The workshop consists of a series of site specific exercises that deal with the articulation of distance between sound source(s) and point(s) of listening. The exercices will lead to the realization of outdoor performances exploring issues related to the projection and movement of sound in space, its positioning and direction as well as the creation of distance-based sound effects such as delay and echo. The sites for the exercises and performances will be scouted together with the participants before the start of the workshop. A real time radio commentary from the workshop will also be broadcasted on XL AIR radio.
Record Release & Exhibition
The 12 inch LP CORROSION (published by apparent extent) listens into electrochemical processes between metals and saltwater and contemplates on batteries, decomposition and the relation between intensity and sensitivity.
The release event of the 12 inch LP is accompanied by an experimental installation setup.
Free entrance. Register here.
" There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. "
- R. Buckminster Fuller
A short performance with copper wires, coils, magnets and either a flexible bag or tin cans.
as part of AIC – Art Initiatives Cologne - www.aic.cologne
After a first edition in 2015, Werktank and Overtoon put once more the activities of their residents in the spotlight for a joint exhibition at iMAL. In The State of Things 2016, discover four installations by artists who recently worked in the studios of Overtoon and Werktank.
Werktank presents 'On the shoulder of giants' by Katinka de Jonge and 'Vibrant Matter' by Els Viaene. Overtoon shows 'The Alphabet of Nature' by Gert Aertsen and 'Listening / Intervention, 10 exercises' by Davide Tidoni.
The workshop run by Davide Tidoni explores the propagation of sound in space and the concept of listening-as-intervention.
Registration is open now. More information here.
Check the images of the past editions of the workshop here.
Niels Bakkerus, David Bowen, Commonplace Studio, Aernoudt Jacobs, Esther Kokmeijer, Martijn Koomen, Aliki van der Kruijs, Jelle Mastenbroek, Alistair McClymont, Gideon Mendel, Berndnaut Smilde, Rob Sweere, Prof. Paolo Di Trapani/Coelux and Rihards Vitols.
Rendez-vous with the public:
- les 23 et 24 avril 2016
- les 4 et 5 juin 2016
- les 17 et 18 septembre 2016
At the invitation of iMAL, Overtoon and Werktank put the activities of their residents in the spotlight in a joint exhibition entitled "The State of Things."
The exhibition The State of Things presents recents works by four artists, Mats Dekock, Stijn Demeulenaere, Elias Heuninck and Jeroen Uyttendaele, who were in residency at Overtoon and Werktank in 2014 and 2015. The exhibited works share a particular interest in fleeting moments, that manifest themselves in fractions of sound and light. Can you capture a memory or a moment in electrical circuits?
When someone describes an experience as ‘intense’, he or she often says they were ‘right in the middle of it’, ‘completely engrossed’. When we go to a concert, don’t we all want to be swept away by such an intensely-immersive, even physical experience? At the SURROUND Festival that dream becomes reality. The listener is surrounded by sound and becomes part of the musical interaction.
SURROUND! is a completely unique experience: on the lips of sound, in the wake of vibration, in short, in music. Once you are there, you’ll never want to leave.
Experience SURROUND! in depth, thanks to the soundinstallations program in collaboration with Overtoon.
Erik Nerinckx presents the Overtoon production 'Koeren' at Muntpunt. 'Koeren' is an installation with everything you can find in a dovecote. In and around dovecot furniture many small speakers are placed playing the sound of pigeons. Nerinckx didn't make a simple two track registration and presentation, but a multi-channel spatialization. It sounds like if you are in a dovecote and the pigeons are all around you. An immersive installation.
This exhibition offers to discover Overtoon through the works of Belgian artists Aernoudt Jacobs and Jeroen Uyttendaele.
Visceral and compelling for Vonkveld 3 ( Sparks fields), aerial and subtle for Induction Series # 4 based on electromagnetism, this two sound and sculptural installations tcombine technology and ingenuity and have in common to use electricity as an artistic medium
In the context of the installation and exhibition titled Heliophone, STUK together with Dienst Cultuur KU Leuven and Overtoon, platform for sound art, organize a symposium focusing on art and science, on October 1, 2015. Three presentations will be followed by a moderated debate with Q&A, and a drink in the exhibition space.
In his presentation, Aernoudt Jacobs will provide an insight into the research that led to Heliophone, an installation which turns sunlight into sound without electronic amplification. Heliophone is the final instalment of a collaborative research with the Laboratory for Acoustics, KU Leuven , supported by an IWT CICI-grant.
Christ Glorieux, Head of the KU Leuven LRD division Acoustics and Thermal Physics explains how he, and his team, have experienced the collaboration, and which insights have surfaced through the collaborative research.
Alexandra Supper, researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University completes the presentations. She’ll elaborate on the history of the relation between art and science, specifically in the field of sonification.
During the moderated debate, the speakers are joined by Katlijn Malfliet, vicerector van Cultuur-, Diversiteits- en Duurzaamheidsbeleid KU Leuven, and Pascal Cools, Flanders DC.
With Heliophone, Aernoudt Jacobs presents an installation which turns sunlight into sound.
On the occasion of the first public presentation of Heliophone, a collection of objects and design principles of Jacobs based on the photo-acoustic principle is presented in the STUK Verbeeckzaal. Operational prototypes functioning with laser or LED lights, stand next to a DIY chopper and a selection of parabolic mirrors. Jacobs sheds light on the different design components; from lenses and choppers to photo-acoustic cells and horns in different materials and sizes. Plans and drawings further clarify the thought processes and design decisions made.
Koeren by Erik Nerinckx
with Adrien Tirtiaux, Annelien Vermeir, Bart Prinsen, Koyuki Kazahaya, Lore Smolders, performance by Louis Vanhaverbeke & Oneka Von Schrader
Kristiansand Kunsthall presents two larger installations, and four smaller works or investigative prototypes for the future by Aernoudt Jacobs. The exhibition is curated by Kjell Bjørgeengen and is made in collaboration with the PUNKT festival. During PUNKT there will be several performances.
Key words for this exhibition are 'process', 'change', 'mutation' and 'transformation'. The notion of transition is central to Aernoudt Jacobs: transition from magnetism to sound, from light to sound. Movements and vibrations trigger acoustic phenomena, while sound changes through rotating loud speakers. There is a didactic element to the presentation of these works: The audience perceives the technology that brings about and transforms reality, while simultaneously becoming aware of its own active ways of seeing and listening.
With live performances by Nils Chr. Moe Repstad, Marcus Schmickler and Espen Reinertsen during the PUNKT festival
Sponsoring: Huber Packaging LTD (www.huber-packaging.com), RSF (www.rsf-int.com), Neby Hi-Fi Concept AS
Symposium Image Talks takes place on 7-8 May 2015 in the location of "Oude Gevangenis", Old Prison. Official opening of Image Talks expo at CIAP, Lombaardstraat 23, Hasselt
Jeroen Vandesande and Robin Hayward will play a concert performance with this installation during the opening of Sounding City.
Finissage 21 May 18-22h
Davide Tidone (IT)
Concert Night January 30 with performances by Domnitch/Gelfand, Aernoudt Jacobs, Yunchul Kim and DJ Soulglo
Group exhibition with work of Wen Chin Fu, Mariska de Groot, Matteo Marangoni, Jonathan Reus, Jeroen Uyttendaele, Dieter Vandoren en Dewi de Vree
The installation will also be exhibited at De Brakke Grond until Sunday 8 June.
Speakers Carsten Seiffarth, Joost Fonteyne, Bernd Schulz, Nicole Gingras, Justin Luke, Carlo Fossati + Panel discussion
The workshop deals with both low-key methods for recording in the field and creating ways to diffuse those recordings. Low-key techniques can be seen as tools for listening and responding to a certain sonic environment and/or recorded event. Moving a step back from an ideal listening situation and a moving into a highly subjective listening environment. The workshop focuses on discovering different edges in a listening process, extending listening thresholds. During the workshop we will make sonic disposable tools and look into different technologies that are different from the ones typically found on the market. The workshop is focussed on hands-on experiences.
Curated by Ils Huygens, Aernoudt Jacobs and Christoph De Boeck
Curated by Hicham Khalidi
How to design low cost and low power amplifiers for a sustainable garden installation
Guided tour on Sunday 13 October at 3pm. Salon on Sunday 13 October at 4pm
BL!SK (collaboration between Bl!ndman residents and HISK candidate laureates) at 350 Years Royal Academy.
Adaptation of Ground called Ground plusminus
Salon on Monday 17 June. Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
Prof.Dr. Christ Glorieux is a Professor of Acoustics at the Laboratory for Acoustics and Thermic Physics
Opening concert on 17 April by Aernoudt Jacobs and Francisco Lopez. Presentation of CD Lith by Jacobs and Lopez.
Curated by Bram Crevits
Audioscape performance VUB Kultuurkaffee, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels
Leeway installation Vaartstraat 45, 1000 Brussel