Sound Studio

Klangendum

WORM’s Sound Studio was founded in 2001 by Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker (aka Dr 1 & 2 Klangendum). Both are both long term organisers (and co-founders) at WORM. They have produced countless events and productions for radio, studio and stage. 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 en STRP.

Klangendum: Producers and Makers

Klangendum organises studio residencies, radio projects and an occasional workshop (anything goes, from sound synthesis, pure data and Ableton Live, to field recordings and building your own instrument). Klangendum also produces a weekly radio show for the Concertzender called ‘Dr Klangendum’ and occasional shows for Radia.fm
The two Dr Klangendums have recently been joined by Dennis “Noodlebar” Verschoor, who created The Waveform Research Centre, and Wojtek Szustak who is not only a decent bloke but knows pretty much everything about anything that allows an electric current.

The Studios

The Worm Sound Studios consist of two rooms; The Klangendum Analogue Sound Studio; home of a wide collection of analogue instruments and vintage synths, and The Waveform Research Centre with a collection of vintage test equipment.

Both studios have a “plug and play” ethos, designed for easy working and recording. The studios are both open for residencies. We ask a small fee for studio use as the studios 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. Please do ask us about the possibilities. We are open for applications from anyone; the only thing we expect from the musicians and artists is respect for the gear and being “professional” enough to handle it.

The Klangendum Analogue Sound Studio

The studio is a playground with an ad hoc, but fascinating collection of instruments, synths, effects and rhythms machines. It is used to make radio projects, (lots of) electronic music, soundscapes, collecting sounds and composing. The following link has a list of the studio equipment, so check it out: WORM-SOUND-STUDIO-inventaris-update. 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 on our second soundcard.

The Waveform Research Centre

The Waveform Research Centre is open for residency and short sessions.
This is a very special unique studio with a big collection of test equipment. All collected and selected by Mono-Poly (Dennis).

There are no sequencers, VCAs or envelope generators made in this format and in our collection. But we can still do cool stuff. Not just drones. And that is because we also have stuff that doesn’t exist in synthesizers: such as Lock-in Amplifiers and Boxcar gated integrators to name a few things. If you want to have a residency or a private session with Mono-Poly, please send a message to modular at gmail dot com.

You can see a few short clips showing the stuff we make here. Film #1, Film #2, Film #3, Film #4Film #5.

Educational Activities

WORM & Klangendum organise workshop modules for schools and coaching for secondary phase art school education. The workshops are held in and around the analogue studio for 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. Again, anything goes.

Feel free to ask Lukas about our residency programme for the Klangendum Studio (lukas at worm dot org), and Dennis (modular at gmail dot com) for the Waveform Research Centre).