Listening: A Research Method in Art and Design
+ Soundscape

The KABK Design Lectorate invites you to a launch event to celebrate the latest edition of our Art & Design Research Practices series—focused on listening during Rewire 2024 on 4 April, 16.00-20.00.

Registration for this event is required for all visitors. Get your free event ticket below.

Together with your event ticket you can order a copy of the book. When scanning your ticket for the event, also show your purchase ticket for the book to receive your copy.
Note: Tutors and students at KABK and KC who register for this event, receive the book free of charge.

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Event program


Exhibition ‘Listening Library for the (speculative) Department of Sounding’ open for public.
Location: Entrance Prinsessegracht


Walk in
Location: Auditorium


Curatorial performance by sound theorist and artist Salomé Voegelin and sound practitioner Loma Doom


Conversation with book contributors and presentations


Location: Auditorium


+ soundscape performance 'Spinning Top’
+ Soundscape performance 'Shells of light’
+ Soundscape performance 'Scream of nature’
Location: Entrance Prinsessegracht

About this event

This event will celebrate the launch of the book, Listening: A Research Method in Art and Design, the latest edition in the KABK Design Lectorate’s Art & Design Research Practices series.

The programme features a curatorial performance by sound theorist Salomé Voegelin and sound practitioner Loma Doom, followed by a conversation with some of the book contributors: Justin Bennett, Ege Şahin, Christian Schwarz, Femke Dekker (Loma Doom), Cecilie Fang, and Alice Twemlow.

In conjunction with the book launch, the Research Lab Soundscape will present a series of performances. Soundscape is an interdisciplinary, collaborative program between students of the Royal Conservatoire (KonCon) and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK). Every year, the lab results in a performance evening in Korzo Theatre during the Spring Festival.

Soundscape invites students from both institutes to collaborate and discover new ways of bringing together sonic and visual materials, leading to a series of short performances combining scenographic designs and compositions.

About the book

The 240-page publication Listening: A Research Method in Art and Design, features essays, Q&As, project reflections, and prompts by students, tutors, and staff from the Royal Academy of Arts and Royal Conservatoire. It is designed by Niels Schrader and edited by Alice Twemlow.

You can order a copy of the book through our ticket shop. When scanning your ticket for the event, also show your purchase ticket for the book to receive your copy.

Please note: the book is free of charge to tutors and students at KABK and KC.

List of contributors [from the book]

Jack Bardwell, spatial artist, designer, radiomaker, KABK alum
Justin Bennett, audiovisual artist, KC Institute of Sonology tutor
Elena Biserna, curator, researcher, KABK Research Club guest speaker
Channa Boon, artist, KABK tutor
Louis Braddock Clarke, artist, researcher, KABK alum and tutor
Pam Breedveld, interactive media artist, KABK alum
Femke Dekker (Loma Doom), sound practitioner, KABK tutor
Benjamin Earl, designer, media artist, KABK alum and tutor
Cocky Eek, spatial artist, designer, KABK tutor
Cecilie Fang, artist, writer, KABK alum
Martin Hurych, artist, curator, KC research associate
Christine Hvidt, artist, KABK-KC alum
Carl Johan Högberg, artist KABK department co-head
Lance Laoyan, sound artist, designer, KABK alum
Guy Livingston, pianist, radiomaker, KC alum and PhD candidate
Myles Merckel, art-science practitioner, KABK-KC alum
Sandipan Nath, industrial designer, KABK alum
Angelina Nonaj, artist, KABK alum
Gabriel Paiuk, composer, sound artist, DocArtes alum and KC tutor
Dora Ramljak, photographer, KABK alum
Ege Şahin, composer, sound artist, KC student
Mo’min Swaitat, actor, music producer, KABK Research Club guest speaker
Christian Schwarz, data sonifier, composer, critical engineer, KABK-KC alum
Salomé Voegelin, sound theorist, professor, KABK Research Club guest speaker

List of Soundscape Performances

’Spinning Top’ by Pam Breedveld and Fernande Bloemen
'Horse 1 and 2’ by Juliette Hengst and Liza Kuzyakova
'Scream of nature’ by Britt van den Boogaard and Isaac Barszo
'Shells of light’ by Mateusz Godlewski and Akiko Mik (original co-creators Indra Joachimsthal and Haevn Aalbersberg)



Thu 4 April 2024 16.00 - 20:00


KABK, The Hague, part of Rewire 2024

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