STEIM is working hard to create permanent spaces for sound art works. And the word ‘space’ is not a metaphor—we’re talking about real, physical space: air with some kind of boundary around them, so waves may vibrate and travel, to be heard and admired. STEIM believes that every sound art piece needs and deserves its own box of air molecules, more or less isolated from the rest of the world, undisturbed and undisturbing. STEIM’s TONE initiative is all about that. In the future, it may be a whole building with expo spaces in all shapes and sizes for sound art works. Like a dedicated museum or expo space for sound art. This is a big endeavour that will not happen overnight, but STEIM knows where we’re headed.
Since this is a nomadic project an initial step is at STEIM facilities, thus named homeTONE. And as part of this Sound Art exposition we started with microTONE, we’re starting small. Think boxes you can stick your head in that contain a sound art piece. Easy to exhibit (in any kind of space), easy to transport, and easy to enjoy. This is microTONE, a collection of soundartworksinboxes. Bring your ears. Enjoy!
DAYS: every Monday until Thursday
TIME: between 10:00 – 17:00 upon appointment
CONTACT: knock (at) steim (dot) nl
LOCATION: STEIM (Broedplaats Lely), Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam