Sounds Like Art

Sounds Like Art

Andy Cavatorta, Gijs Gieskes, Tom Verbruggen

Expo info

On show

March 22 - May 5 2013

Opening Friday 22 March from 20 h. Finissage with live performances on 4 May from 20 h.

In the vanguard of music, sound artists are always exploring new ways of creating music. Often the search will not only lead them to the new sounds they set out to find, but also to some unique instruments. Instruments which, besides being functional, can also be seen as works of visual art in their own right. Especially when they combine the aesthetics of craftsmanship with the possibilities offered by the latest in technology.

Usually these works of art perform their humble services exclusively on the stage, where they can hardly be observed from up close. But in the exhibition SOUNDS LIKE ART the spotlight is not on the artists, but on the instruments they create. It has resulted in an exhibition in which we can hear and, most importantly, also see the unique interplay between form, material qualities, and technology of these new instruments.

The participating artists include the American Andy Cavatorta, who created a series of harps especially for Björk, which are played using gravity, Dutch hardware hacker Gijs Gieskes who compiles the most extraordinary new synthesisers from existing electronics, and Eindhoven based musician/artist Tom Verbruggen, better known as TokTek, who creates some ingenious sound-producing sculptures.

From April 23 also the music cabinet Splendour Lender by Jelle Mastenbroek will be added to the exhibition.

Guest curator: Michel van Dartel

3 + 4 May A workshop for kids by Geert-Jan Hobijn from Staalplaat Soundsystem
4 May A Finissage with live performances by Gijs Gieskes, TokTek, Pieterjan Pieters and Author & Punisher and the first Philharmechanic Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands.