Our Oscillations.eu network partner in Linz bb15 will host former Overtoon resident Lukas De Clerck for a spring residency. Lukas will continue his research on Airbag/14Holes and while doing so, offer shelter to long-abandoned childhood flutes.

Airbag/14Holes is a hybrid sound sculpture somewhere between a bagpipe, an organ, and a children’s toy. To create sound, it uses abandoned recorder flutes that, following forced musical exploration during adolescence, were never played again.

Through a collecting campaign, a nomadic group of recorders are conscripted into the Linz Recorder Flute Asylum. Airbag/14Holes will provide air to this group of flutes. A heavy, continuous interaction between the flutes produces the emergent sound, like a dysfunctional organ finally finding its voice after a long period of silence. In his residency at bb15, Lukas De Clerck will use Airbag/14Holes as his instrument by manipulating the air flows, to be performed during the closing exhibition.

The project is part of the Oscillations: Exercises in Resilience project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


High Voltage, group show
VOLTA by Yann Leguay
All Bodies End in Silence - 8 videos by Davide Tidoni
Human Organ Concerto by Jo Caimo

Within the frame off PPPUSH-IT festival, offering a broad perspective on music and live experiences, Frederik Vergaert curated a group show joining six artists using high voltage sound in their practice.

Academie Beeld in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, Paul Snoekstraat 3
From 7 May 2021 to 6 June 2021
Hours: Tue-Fri 13:30-17h; Sat-Sun 11h-17h
Book your free spot here.


Showcase Emerging Sound 2021, group show
Tinnere. Behind The Tune by Dominik 't Jolle and Maria Komarova
sounDing/4 phases of de-knowing by Arzu Saglam
Bling rrring by Anne van de Star

STUK, Q-O2 and Musica present a sample of new sound art in Belgium. Six promising sound artists have been selected for the Showcase Emerging Sound 2021 at STUK. The showcase shows the diversity of the Belgian sound landscape and gives the next generation of sound artists a boost. Given the circumstances, this year's showcase will primarily be an expo. The expo will run from Wednesday 12th of until Sunday 16th of May and features four installations.

As part of the showcase, STUK, Q-O2, Musica and C-TAKT also present two live performances in STUK's courtyard.

STUK in Leuven, Belgium Labozaal, Naamsestraat 96
From 12 May 2021 to 16 May 2021
Hours: Wed-Fri 18-22h; Sat-Sun 14-18h
Book your free spot here.
This is the rescheduled event that was cancelled on December 2 last year.


Recurrence, group show
Tinnere. Behind The Tune by Dominik 't Jolle and Maria Komarova
All Bodies End in Silence - 8 videos by Davide Tidoni

A group exhibition in collaboration with iMAL and Curatorial Studies KASK (Ghent), with a selection of works by Werktank and Overtoon fellow artists.

iMAL in Brussels, Belgium, Koolmijnenkaai 30 Quai des Charbonnages
From 22 May 2021 to 6 June 2021
More information available on the iMAL website soon.


PAM.pm #6, online seminar

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.

Online via ZOOM
25 May 2021
Hours: 14h until end
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.


And before we let you head off, we kindly want to ask you for your help.

D-E-A-L studio
Overtoon is part of a diverse group of artists and art organizations that are looking for space in Brussels to organize affordable and qualitative artist studios. Together with more than 100 artists and 10 art organisations we are currently based in the former Actiris offices in the heart of Brussels.

But: we need to move out by the end of summer. Therefore, we and many others are currently on the lookout for several 1000m² of vacant property, be it floors or entire buildings, to manage art studios and art offices in Brussels. Over the past eight years, we have built up extensive experience to ensure proper maintenance and management of the spaces, safekeeping and contract handling. You can find all info here. If you would happen to have any ideas, leads or scandalous proposals, do reach out to charline@overtoon.org.