Raumklang at Muziekgebouw
28 — 30 Oct

Muziekgebouw (Atrium)


Raumklang (2021)

Experience an immaterial sculpture

Raumklang (2021) is an art installation focused on the creation of a location-specific sound architecture. The immaterial sculpture allows visitors to experience a 4-dimensional sound object in a location which they can only perceive through hearing. Through precise and innovative tracking technology, custom-built by the artists for this project, visitors are able to explore this sonic environment, providing a real-time augmented sonic intensification of the site. High-definition spatialized sound qualities activate visitors’ sense of curiosity and lead them to explore the spatial features and dynamics of a place. 

Each Raumklang installation is unique and site-specific: the process analyses the architectural characteristics of the exhibition space in a technological and perceptual manner, resulting in a custom binaural interactive sound architecture which distills the acoustic features of the location.

The object could be seen as an acoustic distillation of the Atrium, Muziekgebouw’s immensely high hall, and its direct environment with trains, ships and a buzzing city. The work fully engages with the potential of sound, acoustics and interaction in order to move beyond the visual monopoly on architectural experience.

Van den Broek and Koek have been developing Raumklang for the past four years, with multiple residencies and tryouts at V2_ (Rotterdam) and a trial at The Grey Space (The Hague). This exhibition at the Muziekgebouw is the official premiere of this innovative way of experiencing art in time and space.

Raumklang is co-produced by V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media.
Raumklang is supported by V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, Creative Fund NL, Gerrard Street and STEIM.

About the artists

Zeno van den Broek & Robin Koek

Zeno van den Broek
Zeno van den Broek is a Dutch composer and artist whose works investigate and unsettle the relationships between people and fabricated surroundings. He utilises audiovisual means to create site- and concept-specific works which interrogate conventional conceptions of our experience of space. These works create visceral experiences that force new perspectives on the spaces they occupy or represent, whether these spaces are physical or digital.



Robin Koek
Robin is an enterprising sound artist who aspires to nurture a new cognitive understanding of the world surrounding us mediated through art and education. His work reflects on the environment integrating field recordings and site-specificity in composition and installation practice, researching the spatial nature of sound in both the physical and virtual realm.




All tickets for FIBER 2021 include a visit to the premiere of Raumklang at Muziekgebouw and the three installations at Tolhuistuin.


The installation is open from – till – on 28, 29 & 30 October. It is however mandatory to reserve a 30-minute time slot.


Of course it is also possible to visit Raumklang with a ticket for just this installation.