A laboratory in sound and art
Sound Art Lab is an environment for artistic development and production focusing on sound. Our dedicated facilities are designed to support artistic projects in sound across different genres and formats. In our education lab we offer classes and workshops centering on sound and listening.
Part of the City of Sound
Sound Art Lab is a national lab for sound and art in The City of Sound, Struer. We offer residencies, temporary workspaces, courses and education, all centring on sound art.
Sound Art Lab officially opened on August 27, 2021. However the building already has an intricate and interesting history, as we are housed in the former administration building of B&O here in Struer, Denmark.
Sound Art Lab has entered into a cooperation agreement with Statens Værksteder for Kunst
Sound Art Lab in Struer and Statens Værksteder for Kunst in Copenhagen have entered into a cooperation agreement, which means that Sound Art Lab will become the state's workshop for sound art, on a equal playing field with other workshops in the institution.
The new collaboration agreement is an expansion of all the offers that are already at Sound Art Lab in Struer.
Keynote: Sustainable curation and art production
Now you can watch the keynote by executive director and curator of IHME Helsinki, Paula Toppila, from Sound & Art Annual Meeting # 1: Sustainability in April 2022.
Soundtracks in education
How can sound art be used constructively in science teaching, and how can the artistic processes elevate public education by adding more creative and innovative thinking?
45 school students from Limfjordsskolen went to a workshop with sound artist Alex Mørch where they built sound installations with motors, contact microphones and transducers that examined the natural frequency of objects in their surroundings.
Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our workshops and educational programs for school classes, after school classes, kindergartens, etc.
Sound & Art Annual Meeting # 1: Sustainability
On 29 April, Sound Art Lab, in collaboration with SPOR festival, Struer Tracks, the Danish Composers' Society and SNYK, conducted the very first annual meeting for all who work artistically with sound. Read more about the day at SNYK's website where sound art consultant Rune Søchting reports from the day (in Danish):
Artists in residence
At Sound Art Lab, we regularly have different artists in residence. Follow our instagram profile to keep up to date with which interesting artists live and work at Sound Art Lab.
Sound Art Lab regularly holds various listening events where we invite resident artists for artist talks, performances or concerts. Everyone is welcome to attend our events, which are even free. Follow our social media and sign up for our newsletter to be kept up to date.
Sound Art Lab participated in Kulturmødet Mors
Sound Art Lab presented two walk'n talks at this year's cultural meeting; "art and education" and "art and health". A huge thanks to our fantastic panels and to the many cultural meeting guests who participated in our events.
Become a user
Sound Art Lab supports artistic projects, where sound is a significant element. We offer costum designed workshops, sound studios, and ateliers, and we provide professional direction and practical help to your project.
Sound Art Lab is still in its early development, and users are more than welcome to provide advise and help in forming the facilities and the identity of Sound Art LAb.
There are different ways you can become a user of Sound Art Lab:
Sound art lab, SPOR and Struer Tracks join forces to spread and activate the sound art field with a regional project
The new regional sound art project has received DKK 400,000 in support from the Central Jutland Region's Culture Fund 2021.
Sound art on the school timetable in eight central and western Jutland municipalities
This is happening with the new 4-year culture agreement from the Ministry of Culture, which breathes life into the teaching project Lydspor.
The next two artist for the "Sounds of the Future Residency" have been elected
Sól Ey (b. 1996) is an Icelandic multidisciplinary artist based in The Netherlands. In her work, she creates multisensory experiences that connect sound, space, movement, light, and the body. With a background in composition, she makes performances, installations and instruments that emphasise performative interaction, immersion, and participation. By using tools such as sensors, DIY electronics, scenography, video projections, and spatial sound, she strives to create a dynamic interplay between objects and perceivers, and forming a sensitive environment for the audience to explore.
Mads Borre (b. 1988, DK) is an installation and performance artist who works with poetic and media shifts. Behind his works lie questions of everyday repetition, queerness, micro- and macrocosmic clashes in relation to the world and people, linguisticity and the lack of words.