SonOrb sound-installation official opening by Mayor of Amsterdam

Official opening by Amsterdam's Mayor van der Laan (photo: Bert Verhoeff)

On last februari 18th, the Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, officialy opened the SonOrb sound-installation for use in the Klankspeeltuin in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ did a good job of promoting the SonOrb. Along with the opening and inviting the mayor, there was also quite some media attention [...]

Solar Sound Modules

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Over the last couple of years, I have regularly been building solar sound modules, relatively simple electronic circuits that make sound using solar energy. Ralf Schreiber send me a lovely circuit diagram (thanks!). What’s so nice about these analog circuits is that they create unstable signals – always different sounds – by using a variating [...]

Rechnender Raum


From 25 February till 2 May 2010 the Netherlands Media Art Institute is harbouring the 13th Sonic Acts exhibition, including a bunch of installations. I was mostly charmed by Rechnender Raum, an installation by Ralf Baecker. An installation that asks for some time and investigation to discover its inner workings. The piece looks very open and inviting, [...]

Bas Lobik


Last week, on sunday march 7th 2010, I visited the Open Day of the Concordia building in Utrecht, Netherlands. There I stumbled onto the atelier of a realy inspiring painter: Bas Lobik. He makes paintings that need sometimes more than a year to complete. He likes to work day in day out in his Studio. [...]