THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Open lab: Rare machines and old electronic sound equipment from the 60s, 70s and onwards meet new technology – in the hands of composer Anton Friisgaard.

What does sound equipment and electronic machineries from the 60s, 70s and 80s sound like? When we revisit them with the technology we use today, what can they teach us? Which tones and vibrations hide in their interiors? If we approach them with modern tools and a new understanding, can they do stuff we have forgotten or haven’t tried yet?  

Join our ‘Back to the Future’ event at Musikhuset København and get a sneak peak into the past AND the future  – in a room filled with rare machines.

Composer Anton Friisgaard opens the doors to ‘The Sound Laboratory’ – a studio set up at Musikhuset København where he explores the musical possibilities of a large collection of original sound equipment from the 60s, 70s and onwards.

‘The Sound Laboratory’  (Lydlaboratoriet) is a project launched by Strøm and Art Music Denmark to preserve and activate old sound equipment and electronic machinery used by the Danish electronic sound artists in the 1970s and 1980s. The pioneers!

Now, we are bringing the machines back to life in new surroundings:

A large collection of this machinery and sound equipment is now collected in a room at Musikhuset København (The Music House København) on Vesterbrogade.

Amplifiers, vibration meters, response test units. A Heterodyne Analyzer Type 210 from Brüel & Kjær. A Hewlett-Packard 3300a Function Generator. A soundcraft audio mixing console from the 70s, as big as a spaceship. And many, many more.

In this studio, musicians Anton Friisgaard and Guðjón Andri will experiment with the machines for three months, exploring the possibilities, the sounds and the musical expressions they can achieve with them.

This event will be a sneak peak into the process, hosted by Anton Friisgaard.

“What I find most exciting is exploring the symbiosis between the old and new technology. I’m exploring how to control the old machines with new technology and vice versa. This interaction between the modern machinery and the old sound equipment can lead me down new pathways to new worlds of sound”, Anton Friisgaard says about the project.

“I’m exploring the machines intuitively and I might find something forgotten and something overlooked. That’s part of what I want to showcase at this event”, he continues.

Capacity for the event  is very limited. We will let you know how to reserve your spot very soon. Watch this space.


About the machines
The machines, electronic instruments and sound equipment has been lent to Strøm and Art Music Denmark by sound pioneer Gunner Møller Pedersen (you can experience him and some of his legendary works at our launch event at Glyptoteket on August 31st).

In addition, DTU (Technical University of Denmark) and others have donated several musical devices and machines to the collection as well. The equipment has been collected in cooperation with Maple Pools.

Strøm Festival has been made possible by the support of Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Kommune and Frederiksberg Kommune.

 

Kunstnere/Artists

Anton Friisgaard

Dato/Date

Thursday August 31st

Tidspunkt/Time

21.00-22.00

Lokation/Location

Musikhuset København, Vesterbrogade 59

Pris/Price

THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Billet/Ticket

Livestream

Max kapacitet/Max capacity

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