The festival Soundscapes Voor 2000 takes place from 19.11.99 - 26.11.99 in Amsterdam
and is a co-production of NPS/VPRO Supplement, the Goethe Institut, the CEM
(Centre for electronic music) and De Balie in Amsterdam.|
There will be daily lectures and performances in several venues with among other premieres of
Luc Ferrari, Pascal Plantinga and Dyane Donck, as well as the India Soundscape by Hildegard
There will also be special internet and cd-rom projects, with the assistance of Worldtune, the
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and the CEM-studio. The Netherlands Audiovisual
Archive (NAA) will provide a large selection of sounds for the NPS-Internet project Vanished
An international jury, consisting of Heleen Engelen (Philips), Hildegard Westerkamp, Klaus
Schöning (WDR, Studio akustische Kunst), Otto Sidharta and Daniel Teruggi (GRM), will
select 5 soundscapes to be presented during the festival. These presentations will be
broadcasted through NPS/VPRO Radio (29.11.1999, 6.12.1999). All jury members will be
attending the festival and a special compact disc will be released.
De Balie in Amsterdam is organising a parallel project called The History Of Noise. One of
the presentations included is a lecture by the American scientist Hillel Schwartz.
The special festival-catalogue will contain surveys of all lectures and other relevant
In September 1999, the complete and updated programme for Soundscapes Voor 2000 will be
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.