The European Ceramic Work Center (EKWC) starts Soundlab – a ceramics sound studio
The EKWC started a crowdfunding campaign to make a Soundlab possible. See here for the trailer of the campaign.
The EKWC wants to offer composers, sound artists and musicians the opportunity to work with the sounds of ceramics. So that visitors can enjoy special concerts, at the ceramics institute in the Netherlands and abroad with our presentation partners worldwide. What does ringing ceramic sound like, what happens when you throw plates against the wall? And can you make music out of that? Beautiful concerts, compelling performances and mysterious installations with ceramics, music and sound at the European Ceramic Work Center: that is what the EKWC wants to achieve with the Soundlab.
What exactly is the Soundlab?
The Soundlab consists of a concert hall for performances and a sound and ceramic studio where artists, designers, musicians and composers can develop sound projects.
Why a Soundlab at the EKWC?
A renowned composer such as Kate Moore previously worked successfully with Slagwerk Den Haag at the EKWC on connecting ceramics with music. In addition, the demand from participants to be able to work with sound has increased considerably in recent years. However, the center has insufficient facilities to meet that demand. With the realization of the Soundlab, sound and music will have a permanent place.
In the yet to be realized concert hall at the EKWC, visitors can be the first to come and listen to the newly developed songs, compositions and sound works. In addition, the EKWC expects to present the results of the Soundlab at festivals such as November Music and Gaudeamus in the Netherlands and at various places internationally.
To make all this possible, the EKWC needs the help of the public. The center has therefore started the crowdfunding campaign ‘The EKWC Soundlab’ at https://ekwc.creativefunding.nl/project/soundlab?locale=en. On this page you can find more information about the Soundlab and the great rewards you can choose from.
During the crowdfunding campaign, donors can obtain a working period for themselves. On the occasion of the crowdfund, the center makes a one-time exception to the selection procedure: for a donation of € 15,000, the donor is welcome for twelve weeks to come and work. With or without sound, that’s up to the donor.
What is the European Ceramic Work Center?
The EKWC is an international workplace for ceramics. For more than 50 years, Oisterwijk has welcomed artists, designers and architects from all over the world to experiment with clay. This results in special works of art as well as technical innovations. The results can be seen in museums from New York to Tokyo.