OPEN CALL: Residency in The Sound Laboratory

Photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen

Art Music Denmark and Strøm offers two residencies in The Sound Laboratory: A vintage music studio located in Musikhuset København.

The Sound Laboratory is an experimental laboratory for vintage sound. The studio is created by Strøm and Art Music Denmark as part of the project Lydskatten and contains a collection of rare and inspiring electronic instruments and equipment – borrowed by, among others, Gunner Møller Pedersen.

About the equipment

The heart of the studio is Gunner Møller Pedersen’s fantastic 24-channel Heath Saber desk which gives plenty of opportunities for routing signals in different ways. The legendary AKG BZ-20 spring reverb which, due to its silky smooth sounds, has been emulated digitally numerous times. In addition, the studio also contains an extensive selection of tape machines from Gunner Møller Pedersen’s collection, oscillators, logic gates, amps and filters from productions companies such as Brüel & Kjær, Exact Electronic, Hewlett Packard as well as the iconic drum machine TR-909 from Roland which has previously been owned by Bjørn Svin. As if  that wasn’t enough, there’s also home-built machines from DTU’s audiology department such as gating systems and a so-called bit crusher.

All of the equipment can of course be connected to computers or whatever instruments you might wish to bring to the studio.

On November 20 17–19.00, we invite you to an informative event about the residency in The Sound Laboratory. We recommend that you register for the event if you wish to apply for the residency. Register by sending an email to: 


Are you a sound artist, producer, composer, musician or having another professional interest in the residency in The Sound Laboratory, you can now apply for a residency for a total period of 4 weeks. Two different residencies are offered for respectively the periods 8/1-7/2 2024 and 12/2-11/3 2024.If you’re offered one of the two residencies, you’ll get…:

  • Access to The Sound Laboratory (acess needs to be coordinated with Art Music Denmark. Unfortunately, it might not always be possible to get access due to other concert activities in Musikhuset København)
  • Technical start-up. Additional technical assistance is available for 1 day on a weekly basis.
  • Production subsidy amounting to 5000 DKK which covers remuneration in relation to a showcase event about your work. You can read more about the two precious events in The Sound Laboratory here and here.

In return, we expect that you will…:

  • Work professionally with the creation of or research in sound
  • Present your work for a small public event in The Sound Laboratory (form of presentation and date will be agreed on)
  • Be careful of The Sound Laboratory’s unique equipment
  • Respond to continuous emails and/or other communication about potential practicalities related to your residency

Deadline for applications: December 3, 2023.

Apply via the application form below


Your application will be treated by Strøm and Art Music Denmark.

Read more about The Sound Laboratory here.

Read more about Strøm here.

Read more about Art Music Denmark here.

If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact: Alexander Julin Mortensen from Art Music Denmark on +45 31 79 07 98 or on

The Sound Laboratory is run by Art Music Denmark and Strøm and supported by Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Foundation and Koda Kultur.

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