Masterclasses: Deadline for application extended until 7 February!

MASTERCLASS LEADERS: CM von Hausswolff & Mike Harding, Trevor Paglen, Tony Conrad, Goodiepal, Steina & Woody Vasulka


As part of this year’s festival, Sonic Acts hosts a series of masterclasses in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, STEIM, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, and EYE.


The masterclasses provide a unique opportunity for professional artists, musicians, composers, filmmakers, academics and advanced students to work with five internationally renowned artists in a concentrated and intimate setting. Participants gain insights into the artists’ concepts, work processes, and methods of composition, production and research through hands-on workshops, discussions, and seminars.




Deadline for applications is 7 February. Please send a biography and a short motivation outlining why you would like to take part in a specific masterclass to:




A fee of € 35.00 is charged per masterclass. Catering is provided. Masterclass participants receive discounted tickets for the festival (professional accreditation for € 65.00). Attending multiple classes is possible.




18 & 19 February: Goodiepal

His masterclass, aimed at DIY artists, composers and media artists, will be an exchange of ideas that includes a discussion of the participants’ works.


18–21 February: CM von Hausswolff & Mike Harding

In the masterclass led by CM von Hausswolff and Mike Harding, participants work on their own version of freq_out.  For freq_out – a concept by CM von Hausswolff – twelve participants are allotted specific frequency ranges within the audible sound spectrum.


18 February: Tony Conrad

Conrad’s masterclass will be an extended lecture performance about his work, artistic concepts and thoughts, touching on his film work (The Flicker) and his drone music.


19 & 20 February: Steina and Woody Vasulka

Their masterclass will be a discussion how their practice and working methodologies developed, and will reflect on how changing technologies and interfaces influence the presentation, documentation and archiving of their work.


24 February: Trevor Paglen

His masterclass focuses on his methodologies and different ways of conducting research.


For more information on the masterclasses and the masters, please check out our website


The Sonic Acts Masterclasses are made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Fund ( and the European Commission.