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Mayday Radio Marathon ::: tape release
Oscillation Mayday Radio Marathon took place over 39 hours in May 2020, incidentally during the Covid-19 lockdown. It was broadcast online and on FM radio, in collaboration with several community radio partners. Ten new pieces of the forty-six contributions are brought together for this series of five cassettes. 1 – Lázara Rosell Albear / Giovanni […]
Oscillation ::: Mayday Radio Marathon 30/4 -2/5/2020
Mayday Radio Marathon webpage Listen to the full program on soundcloud The second edition of Oscillation festival will take place as a 3-day radio marathon over the first weekend in May, in resonance with the International Day of Workers. In the absence of project funding, the format of radio offered us a possibility to nonetheless […]
New publication: Éliane Radigue – Intermediary Spaces / Espaces intermédiaires
Éliane Radigue is considered one of the most innovative and influential contemporary composers, from her early electronic music through to her acoustic work of the last fifteen years. Influenced by musique concrète and shaped by regular sojourns in the United States, where she discovered analogue synthesisers, her work unfolds an intensity which is at once […]
Oscillation & The Middle Matter
Revisit Oscillation festival excerpts from performances and interviews with the artists on the videostream on the foto-stream of FabFive. The Middle Matter: sound as interstice Oscillation was accompanied by a reader with a collection of thoughts on the nature of sound; its substance, specific qualities, and potential – with a specific curiosity to its propensity […]
Oscillation – on sound’s nature
Save the date! –  25 April to 5 May 2019. >> Oscillation festival website Line up: Adam Asnan, Aki Onda, Akio Suzuki, Alice Pamuk, Andrea Neumann, Anna Raimondo, Anne-Laure Pigache, Annette Vande Gorne, Beatriz Ferreyra, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Bill Dietz, David Toop, Doron Sadja, Eliane Radigue, Els Viaene, Emmanuel Holterbach, Enrico Malatesta, Franziska Windisch, Guillaume […]
Dirty Ear Forum #8
Daily radio tea time from Wednesday-Friday 13-15/2 15:00-16:00. STREAM: http://radio.gsara.be:8000/bruxelles.opus Public presentation on Friday 15/2 18:00 at Q-O2. Dirty Ear Forum is an ongoing artistic platform initiated in 2013 by Brandon LaBelle. This edition is organized by Brandon LaBelle and Anna Raimondo in collaboration with Q-O2, including the partnership of Gsara Asbl, FMDO and Saout […]
From Split Sheets to the Streets – video documentation
The video’s of the lectures from The one-day symposium and reflection day From Split Sheets to the Streets which took place in last November can be watched online now on YouTube or Vimeo. Participating guests were Christian von Borries (conductor, composer, filmmaker and producer), Dr. Prodromos Tsiavos (Head of Digital Policy and Development, Onassis Group), […]
STUDIO_L28: SONIC PERSPECTIVES ON URBANISM
A new book by Caroline Claus & Q-O2, with a graphic design by Bureau Adriaan Tas. Though sound is a central feature within urban life, it still receives little to no attention within processes of urban planning. The main difficulty in integrating sound is that it remains largely immeasurable — decibel levels say little about […]
Interfaces residencies
Q-O2 hosts 11 residencies in the framework of the project INTERFACES. This international, interdisciplinary project is focusing on bringing new music to an extensive range of new audiences. The selected residents are Alice Pamuk, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, BolwerK, Isabelle Stragliati, Jonathan Frigeri, Justin Bennett, Klaas Hübner, Lucie Vítková, Melissa Logan, Paulo Dantas, Wederik De Backer. […]
Sound & Participation – video documentation
The video’s of the lectures from the symposium Sound & Participation which took place in last February can be watched online now.  Participating artists were Bill Dietz, Tarek Atoui, James Saunders, Tim Parkinson, Carolyn Chen, David Helbich, Edyta Jarzab, Anna Raimondo, Jaume Ferrete, Brandon LaBelle, Care of Editions / Gerhard Schultz, Manuela Naveau, Frederik Le […]
Grounds for Possible Music
How do we get to imagine the music we make? Where and how is it grounded? What is the relationship between the art and its maker, and what and who does music represent? In this publication, four core notions gender, voice, language, and identity serve as a set of lenses permitting different perspectives on one […]
Sound and Participation – symposium and workshops
Two days of conference and three days of workshops will present and unpack the shapes and possibilities of participatory sound art and music practices today. Full Program as pdf Inherently relational phenomena, sound and music hold a privileged position in the debate on art and participation. International practitioners and theorists come together to carve out […]
Second Sundays #2
In 2018, Q-O2 will initiate a new monthly series of listening sessions. Each session a guest is invited to share an insight into their own listening, playing and speaking about a selection of sound and music that is important to their thinking or practice. The series takes place on the second Sunday of every month, […]
Second Sundays
In 2018, Q-O2 will initiate a new monthly series of listening sessions. Each session a guest is invited to share an insight into their own listening, playing and speaking about a selection of sound and music that is important to their thinking or practice. The series takes place on the second Sunday of every month, […]
Tales of Sonic Displacement
The SoCCoS project’s final catalogue  Tales of Sonic Displacement is available! Five European organisations collaboratively designed an exchange network in which artists, curators, researchers and non-professionals worked together on an equal basis. This publication demonstrates what a sound art residency can mean. It represents a wide range of activities of the project and takes the […]
The Second Sound
The Second Sound is an imaginary conversation between musicians and sound artists on the role of gender and sex within their field and for their artistry. It gathers testimonies from a variety of artists from different backgrounds into a single stream of (often contrary) opinions, addressing three main area’s: discrimination as paradigm and otherness, gendered […]
L_28 Urban Sound Design lectures online
The lectures and talks which were held during the four weeks of the Urban Sound Design Studio  (Caroline Claus) are now online on the Urban Sound Design blog, debating topics territories, spatial design, cartography and site/sound. Listen to: Caroline Claus Peter Cusack Nadia Casabella Marie Poupé (BIM) Flavien Gillié Burak Pak Petra Pferdmenges Robin Koek […]
coming soon: the other the self#3 on June 4th and 5th
Performances and reflections on the artistic treatment of voice and language in regard to gender and identity. full festival program How do language and voice shape gender and identity? What can be a definition of masculinity? When does language loose semantic meaning and what is expressed beyond? How does queer music sound? Is there a […]
On Urban Sounds Design – publication by Caroline Claus
Caroline Claus researched ways to deal with Urben Sound Design on the specific case of the city of Warsaw, during her residency at AIRlaboratory in the framework of the SoCCoS residency network. This publication is documentation and manual at once. You can read it as pdf pdf. or buy it at 3€.
ku o_twe e
Rie Nakajima & Guy De Bièvre & Johan Vandermaelen & Pierre Berthet : Walking the circumference of an irregular circle Just in time to celebrate the new year here comes the first release of our new label ku o_twe e. DOWNLOAD
In the meantime: SoCCoS residency network
SoCCoS is a residency and research exchange network which engages with exploratory music, sound art and culture. It provides residency opportunities via exchange of artists, cultural workers and theorists. The project focuses on language, differences in urban and rural environment, and work with local communities. We share this project with partner organisations Hai Art (FI), Binaural/Nodar(PT), DISK Berlin (DE), A-I-R Laboratory (PL) and […]
the other the self – save the date : October 8th to 11th
on gender, voice, language, identity full festival program with Pauline Oliveros, IONE, Lina Lapelyte, C. Spencer Yeh, Simon Vincent, Jaume Ferrete, Jane Dickson, AGF/Antye Greie, Richard Scott, Lucy Duncombe, Anneke Kampman, Anat Ben David, Angharad Davies, Nouria Bah, Heidi Heidelberg, Rebecca La Horrox, Sharon Gal.
postponed deadline + light version : survey on sound/music & gender/sex
Dear musicians and sound artists, thanks to all who have participated in our survey on gender and sex in the field of music and sound art. In response to repeated remarks we have postponed the deadline to August 1st, AND have elaborated a short version, suitable to parents and other hard-working artists. ! short version […]
sound / music & gender / sex
Dear musicians, sound artists, composers! We need your voice in a research on gender and sex in the artistic field of music and sound art. With this research we aim to explore the role which these notions play in the shaping and determining of artistic careers and art works, by asking questions about underlying dynamics, […]
Interpretations. the reader
In accompaniment to the festival of last December 2014, we put together a reader highlighting different positions towards the topic of interpretation. You can consult this reader as pdf., or buy it for 5€. Just mailus. With contributions by Christoph Cox, Camille Henrot, Roland Barthes, Giaco Schiesser, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval & Ivan Palacký, Andrea Neumann & […]
Interpretations. – winter school
more info about our winter school in December, with concerts, lectures and workshops, here: Interpretations. interpretations.workshops
Mensch Mensch Mensch – new release
New release by Mensch Mensch Mensch (Liz Albee & Burkhard Beins), recorded at Q-O2 http://www.altvinyl.com/altvinyl.asp
happy 2014
Q-O2 has a new administrator, welcome to Christel Simons! The whole month of February we will have cellist Okkyung Lee in residency, and the oto-date by Akio Suzuki is still ongoing, to be downloaded here.
ongoing: oto-date by Akio Suzuki
Oto-date by Akio Suzuki which was created in the frame of Tuned City Brussels in June 2013 can still be visited, individually and any time. Please download the map and go ahead.  
Tuned City Brussels reviewed

Pierre Berthet – extended transducers and low tension small motors©Ikram El Maaboudi

Tuned City Brussels (full program here on line) took place last June 27th to 30th. It was a dense program of lectures, walks, performances, workshops and installations, exploring the city and its sound and acoustic. See photo’s here and here (by Sophie Degroote) and listen to the lectures here.
Tuned City Brussels full program
Tuned City Brussels: full program here on line > a festival archive with records in audio and image coming soon! Over the course of the four day festival, Tuned City Brussels probed the Brussels’ vibe and particular urban frequencies through concerts, walks, installations and interventions in situ while at the same time focusing the theoretical […]
Publication In the Field
Happy to present you the Sounds of Europe publication ‘In the Field’ by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle (CRiSAP), a collection of interviews with contemporary sound artists who use field recording in their work. These conversations explore the fundamental issues that underlie the development of field recording as the core of their practice.
Tuned City Brussels
In 2013 Q-O2 invites Tuned City to Brussels, a project researching the relation between sound, architecture and (public) space. Tuned City Brussels is starting with a series of lecture-events, artistic presentations, mini-residencies, university projects and workshops over the first half year. Those will be followed by an international four day festival from June 27th-30th mixing […]
Sounds of Europe – news!
The Sounds of Europe blog will travel to Romania this month, please visit! We are pleased to announce already as well a two day symposium exploring the art and craft of field recording, taking place in the British Library in London on February 15th and 16th, coordinated by our partner CRiSAP. PS: The Sonic Arts […]
Sounds of Europe – news!
The Sounds of Europe blog has arrived in Portugal in the meantime, Raquel Castro is the host, please visit! A new edition of the The City Rings project, realised this time by Aifoon (Ghent), Sons de Barcelona and Le Bon Accueil (Rennes), with Belgian, Spanish and French schools, is running at the moment: you can […]
Q-O2 materials
For the occasion of Open House we have made a publication in which we collected materials and reflections on our 6 years of workspace practice. If you want to receive this publication, you can mail us!
Open House! (17-19 May)
For the first time in Brussels 24 artistic laboratories and alternative management offices have joined together to show their practices and research in an Open House event. Open House will propose three morning debates. Every afternoon, from 2 to 6pm, you can discover the structures themselves. Q-O2 will make the workspace practices tangible and audible, drawing from […]
The City Rings!

© aifoon

A new edition of the The City Rings project, realised by Aifoon (Ghent) and Sons de Barcelona with belgian and spanish schools, has finished: you can listen to the sonic snaps and soundscapes of the pupils on their website. The blog of Sounds of Europe, a European project on field recording, is on his way […]
Sounds of Europe blogs

© Jonathan Coleclough

Sounds of Europe, a European project on field recording, continues in 2012: in the meantime the blog of the website arrived in Italy and will travel in March to France, please visit!
Week of Sound in Brussels
Happy 2012! Welcome to our first event of the year during La Semaine du Son: a concert evening with Anthea Caddy and Tomoko Sauvage on the 26th of January. Sounds of Europe continues in 2012: in the meantime the blog of the website arrived in London, please visit!
Sounds of Europe online
We are happy to announce that the Sounds of Europe website is now ready for use, so please visit and join the platform if you are involved with field recordings. Sounds of Europe is a European project which Q-O2 is guiding together with CRiSAP (London), Sons de Barcelona and IRZU (Ljubljana), and which acknowledges and […]
BXL, NYC and Europe
Still on this coming wednesday to sunday 14-18h is the exhibition ‘BXL-NYC Spatialized’: 6 artists from Brussels and New York are showing multichannel sound installations at the spaces of Q-O2, okno and iMAL in the Koolmijnenkaai 30-34. Furthermore we are happy to announce that the Sounds of Europe website is now ready for use, so […]
FIELD FEST revisited

© Fabonthemoon

FIELD FEST brought together a diverse sampling of the artistic use of field recordings, thus kicking off “Sounds of Europe”, a European project on phonography. Catch some sounds & images on the Sounds of Europe – blog! Many thanks to the students of RITS – Radio.
Sounds of Europe begins …

© Pauwel De Buck

The idea to start a project on field recording went through a longer period, in which we saw more and more artists not only working with field recordings, but also questioning and reflecting on them, f.e. to what extent can they be considered as such, what kind of spectrum of possibilities does working with it […]
Welcome to our new website!

© Johnny Chang

More sounds & images will follow soon!
SOUNDS
Maria Komarova 17/10/20
Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle 17/10/20
Laurent Guedel 10/7/20


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