CTM 2014 / Dis Continuity

Dick Raaijmakers - Ideofoon III (cancelled) / Sound Exchange

Experimental Music in Central and Eastern Europe


Sound Exchange Exhibition Ausstellung / HAU2 Foyer

The Sound Exchange exhibition in the Foyer of HAU2 provides further context to the extensive exploration of experimental music cultures in Central and Eastern Europe at CTM 2014. On view throughout the entire festival, the Sound Exchange Exhibiton presents individual artistic positions, regional groupings, and currents in Central and Eastern Europe’s experimental musical cultures from the 1960s to the present. Through various documents, images, and sounds, eight exemplary pioneers and their works are portrayed in regional and historical context, as are their underlying artistic processes and positions.

Central and Eastern Europe has a lively, international network of musicians, cultures and festivals. Since the period of transition started in 1981, however, local traditions and their protagonists – especially the underground movements – have partially been forgotten or escaped wider notice as they reinvented themselves. Curated by Carsten Seiffarth and Carsten Stabenow of Dock e.V., Sound Exchange began its search for the roots and current state of experimental music culture in these regions in 2010, pursuing commonalities and singularities found within these regions and discussing their relationship with the international history of experimental music.

CTM 2014 presents some of the findings and achievements of the extensive Sound Exchange project through a special condensed programme at the festival, which includes two performance evenings, Sound Exchange I and Sound Exchange II, as well as the a daytime programme with screenings, lectures and a discussion round.

The Sound Exchange programme is linked into further dialogue with parallel developments in Russia and the West via a variety of talks and film screenings investigating experimentation in Eastern Europe as well as through the Generation Z : ReNoise exhibition on music and technology pioneers in post-Revolution Russia.


The Sound Exchange exhibition and programme at CTM 2014 is presented in collaboration with DOCK e.V.

Ideofoon III
Installation / HAU2 Probebühne

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the installation "Ideofoon III" by Dick Raaijmakers had to be cancelled.

Composer, theatre producer, theorist, and co-founder of the Art Science Interfaculty in The Hague, Dick Raaijmakers (1930 – 2013) pioneered work in the fields of electronic and tape music, as well as paving the way for innovative practices in both pedagogy and creativity in inter-media arts.

To commemorate Raaijmakers's recent passing on 4 September 2013, CTM is honoured to present his Ideofoon III installation, developed in the early 1970s as the last of three separate installations, consecutively named "Ideofoon I", "II", and "III". In linguistics, "Ideophones" are defined as words that evoke certain sensations, e.g. smell, colour, shape, sound, action, or movement; through his Ideofoon trilogy, Raaijmakers’s aimed to explore the voice of the speakers themselves. Whether using visible, concrete material such as metal balls in "Ideofoon I", or simply air waves in "Ideofoon III", each of Raaijmakers’s Ideofoons possess a unique voice, where the speakers activate themselves through feedback loops in order to "speak".

The presentation of "Ideofoon III" complements an exploration on Electronic Music Pioneers in the Netherlands within CTM 2014.


Ideofoon III is presented with the kind support of the European Union Culture Fund and the Mondriaan Fund. Thanks also to the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag for the installation loan, and to TodaysArt.


  • Past
    Sat 25.1.2014, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sun 26.1.2014, 20:00 / HAU2
    Mon 27.1.2014, 19:00 / HAU2
    Tue 28.1.2014, 15:00 / HAU2
    Wed 29.1.2014, 19:00 / HAU2
    Thu 30.1.2014, 15:00 / HAU2
    Fri 31.1.2014, 16:00 / HAU2
    Sat 1.2.2014, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sun 2.2.2014, 13:00 / HAU2


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