Sonology Discussion Concert

The Institute of Sonology has a lengthy tradition of giving public concerts of electronic music. The institute has been organising regular concerts in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Geertekerk and TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht since the 1960s.

The earliest concerts mainly involved performances of studio compositions played on a tape recorder, but much of the repertoire these days comprises works with live use of electronics or with combinations of traditional instruments and electronic sounds.

The Sonology concerts at the Royal Conservatoire are embedded in the education. The students handle all the technical and logistical preparations themselves during Paul Jeukendrup’s classes in Sound Engineering in Electronic Music, which are part of the curriculum of both the Bachelor and Master of Sonology programmes. In the week after the concert, a teacher chairs a discussion with the participating students and the students who attended the concert during the weekly colloquium.

In addition to works by students, the repertoire also regularly includes electronic classics, with renowned international composers and improvisational musicians being invited to perform their work at these concerts. Occasionally, students from the Composition department and the Interfaculty ArtScience also take part.

The excellent acoustics of the halls, the highly professional sound equipment and the artistic quality of the repertoire performed have for years ensured that this is the best concert series in the field of electroacoustic music in the Netherlands. The programmes are put together in the weeks before each concert and details are announced in advance on and via an external mailing list.

Photo: Alex Schröder



Sat 15 May 2021 19.30


Arnold Schönbergzaal, Royal Conservatoire

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we unfortunately have no public seats available at this time. More info