Dominik 't Jolle - Behind the Tune © Joeri Thiry / STUK
Expo   /   Sound   /   Sound Art

Showcase Emerging Sound 2021

Meet the next generation of Belgium-based sound artists.

Dominik ‘t Jolle, Anne van de Star, Charlie Usher, aRzu Saglam


➤ Expo
➤ 12 → 16 May 2021
➤ We→Fr: 18:00-22:00 / Sa→Su: 14:00-18:00
➤ Entry via Naamsestraat or Schapenstraat
➤ Start: STUK Labozaal
➤ Free with compulsory reservation
➤ Wearing a face mask is required on the entire STUK premises

A project of STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, Q-O2 Werkplaats, Musica, Impulscentrum voor Muziek & C-TAKT.

On May 14, Andrés Navarro García and Beyt Al Tapes will perform live on STUK's Courtyard as part of this Emerging Sound exhibition.


Dominik ‘t Jolle - Behind the Tune
Anne van de Star - Bling rrring
Charlie Usher - Mixed Feelings
aRzu Saglam - Further 5th phase of de-knowing


STUK, Q-O2 and Musica present a sample of new sound art in Belgium. Four promising sound artists have been selected for the Showcase Emerging Sound 2021 at STUK. The showcase shows the diversity of the Belgian sound landscape and gives the next generation of sound artists a boost. Given the circumstances, this year's showcase will primarily be an expo. The expo will run from Wednesday 12th of until Sunday 16th of May and features four installations.

On the inner courtyard you can walk past Bling rrring by Anne van de Star, a meditative work in which a resounding dialogue is created between two rotating steel rings. Dominique 't Jolle will show her brand new installation Behind the Tune based on her own experience with tinnitus. By moving in and along the work, the listener imagines itself in the head of someone with ear buzzings. The parcours continues by following the stairs down to the Ateliers, where Charlie Usher presents his installation Mixed Feelings: a musical archive that makes cultural samples, field recordings, instruments, and timer switches sound from half-unpacked speakers and vintage Leslie speakers. We finish all the way at the top of the building in the Studio with the work Further 5th phase of de-knowing by aRzu Saglam: inspired by volcanology and marine biology she created a collage of sound, spoken word, material and animation.

Dominik 't Jolle created her installation Behind the Tune during a residency in STUK.

Wed 12 May 2021 18:00 - 22:00
Thu 13 May 2021 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 14 May 2021 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 15 May 2021 14:00 - 18:00
Sun 16 May 2021 14:00 - 18:00


STUK Labozaal