WORM SOUND STUDIOS and the WAVEFORM RESEARCH CENTRE are internationally celebrated production spaces, part of a wider alternative network in the fields of radio art and underground music. The studio’s organisation has a wealth of DIY experience and facilities that are used by young programme makers, well-known musicians, sound artists and radio artists.
Both are part of a network of spaces in WORM’s Open City; a wider ecosystem for new, deviant, vital culture: test environments for alternative art production and non-academic knowledge development.
You can contact both spaces through these links.
WORM SOUND STUDIOS – Lukas Simonis (lukas [at] worm [dot] org)
WAVEFORM RESEARCH CENTRE – Dennis Verschoor (modular [at] gmail [dot] com)
Bookings can be made for rehearsals, residencies, workshops, educational modules, broadcasts and recordings.
There is a small fee for studio use as WORM SOUND STUDIOS and the WAVEFORM RESEARCH CENTRE are only partly funded. In some cases it is possible to have studio time in exchange for a performance, as part of another WORM project, or a workshop. Contact Lukas Simonis for further details.
WORM SOUND STUDIOS has a wide collection of analogue instruments and vintage synths for workshops, research residencies, recording and broadcasting. A full list of the studio equipment is found here: WORM-SOUND-STUDIO-inventaris-update.
The WAVEFORM RESEARCH CENTRE has a unique collection of vintage test equipment. No sequencers, VCAs or envelope generators, but equipment such as Lock-in Amplifiers and Boxcar gated integrators.
WORM SOUND STUDIOS organises workshop modules for schools and coaching for secondary phase art school education. The workshops cover editing and production software, hardware introduction and sound synthesis in the studio, building your own instruments and special themes like field recording, radio plays and song poems, or music and performance production.
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Both studios have a “plug and play” ethos, designed for easy working and recording. The studio has a multi-purpose set-up, all instruments can be routed to the mixer and a Metric Halo Soundcard. There are lots of midi possibilities and it is also possible to just take an instrument, put it on the table and record on your own, or our reserve sound card.
The only thing we expect from the musicians and artists is respect for the gear and being “professional” enough to handle it.
WORM SOUND STUDIOS was founded in 2001 by Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker – aka Doctors Klangendum (1 & 2). Both are both long term organisers and co-founders at WORM. Klangendum’s productions reach an extended network worldwide of independent and innovative radio stations, such as Radia.fm, Resonance FM (UK), Soundartradio (UK), Curious Broadcast (Ireland), Orange (AUT), WMFU (NEW JERSEY), ORF (AUT) and VPRO, NOS and Concertzender (NL). Klangendum has also appeared on festivals like the much-missed Incubate and STRP.