Coronavirus measures

Due to the coronavirus measures, the Royal Conservatoire’s building is closed until 6th April 2020. This has large consequences for Sonology’s education, public events and community.

  • Lessons are taking place through online platforms as much as possible
  • Access to our studios is not possible
  • Evan Parker’s Visiting Professorship is postponed
  • The concerts on 19th and 25th March are cancelled

We wish all students, colleagues, friends and their families the very best and we hope to see you soon under better circumstances!

Sonology Concert at FAQ Festival CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this concert has been cancelled due to the coronavirus measures in the Netherlands.

On 19 March 2020, 20:00, the Institute of Sonology will present a concert during the annual FAQ Festival at Willem Twee Toonzaal in Den Bosch. More details will follow soon. See our Events Calendar for information about the location etc.

Sonology’s famous Electronic Music Reports (1969–1971) are now available as PDFs.

The famous Electronic Music Reports 1–4 (1969–1971) are finally available as PDFs at the download section of our website:

Volume 1:
– A Computerized Studio
– Computer Music Experiments
– Voltage Control in Utrecht
– Equipment in Bratislava

– An Association of Studios
– Activities
– Concerts
– New Productions

Volume 2:
– A Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM)
– Equipment in Carbondale
– A Variable Function Generator

– A Programme for Musical Composition
– A Programme for Visual Structures
– Bio-potentials in Music

– Studio of Electronic Music
– New Productions

Volume 3:
– Project 2: A Programme for Musical Composition

Volume 4:
– The Situation in Musical Research
– An Acoulogical Performance Model
– Serial and Aleatoric Composition Methods
– Sound and Image

– A New Sequencer

– New Productions

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Emails sent to the address have not been delivered between 17 November 2019 and 7 January 2020, due to a migration of the domain name Unfortunately, these emails cannot be retrieved.

Should you have sent urgent messages between the indicated dates, then please send them again.

Open Day at the Royal Conservatoire

The Royal Conservatoire will have its annual Open Day on Saturday 25th January 2020 from 10:00 until 17:30. Sonology will have all studios open for the public from 11:00 onwards, with demonstrations, information about the educational programmes, etc. At 16:30 there will be a short Sonology Concert in the Arnold Schoenbergzaal.

Raviv Ganchrow receives the Prix Phonurgia Nova 2019

Das Hörstück „Knallfunken“ von Raviv Ganchrow ist mit dem französischen Radiokunstpreis Prix Phonurgia Nova in der Kategorie „Art Sonore“ ausgezeichnet worden. …

Ganchrow teilt sich den Preis mit der belgischen Klangkünstlerin Anne Lepère, die für ihre Arbeit „Autopoïesis“ geehrt wurde.

Für „Knallfunken“ nutzte Ganchrow die Großfunkstelle Nauen, den ältesten noch in Betrieb befindlichen Radiosender der Welt. Hier zeichnete er elektromagnetische Signale von Blitzen auf, die er anschließend per Kurzwelle zurück in den Äther sandte. Seine Radiokomposition entstand im Auftrag von Deutschlandfunk Kultur mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Mondriaan Fonds. Das Hörstück wurde am 23. August 2019 im Kulturprogramm des nationalen Hörfunks urgesendet.

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