Friday, September 12, 2014



We won't be maintaining this blog anymore, but moved to our new website

Friday, April 4, 2014


One thing we totally forgot to post about is our Radio Radio event in january (well. it's only april now)...
We invited Joyce Hinterding & David Haines and they combined their performance in WORM with an exhibition in Roodkapje. Here are some photo's...
radio radio event... 

smell & hum installation... (roodkapje)

Other thing that happened on the radio radio event was the sub-premiere of a new Klangendum/Worm project; 'Geluidhuiden' a text & sound piece by poet Saskia De Jong & composer Yannis Kyriakides.

It will come out on cassette this month.... together with the other 3 radioplays we produced last year...

Monday, March 31, 2014


We're sorry! We been neglecting all the people that came to do residencies in the worm studio for the last few months. So let's catch up.

The first few days of the year we had Pete Swanson doing things.
He also did a small gig with this machine;
The next patient was Jorgen Teller from Kopenhagen. He did some great stuff with the old synths but also invited innocent passers-by to come & jam. Like these people...

from left; Martin Ruiten, Lukas Simonis, Yuri Landman & Jorgen Teller.  Later Arnold vd Velde also joined the crew.

Then we had DSRLines from Antwerpen working on a new album... He promised to send us stuff as soon as he finished it at home...

First thing in february was Marit Shalem recording voices for her new film, Frozen Hope.  
Then it was Andre Castro's turn for a project with the Piet Zwart Institute (that is still not finished, they come in every now and then...).

Next was Tim Coster...check him out here; and here;

Lucinda Guy had a special invitation from us; we asked her to make a radioplay in our Horspil series. She was here a week and was good on her way for her radiopiece and she also appeared on the Fucking Good Art event where she made everybody sing hymns.  Lucinda is also one of the founders of soundartradio
(soundartradio in action, lucinda in front)
(Lucinda at the FGA event in worm)

Next where Chrome Brulee, an electronic band from Belgium, Hasselt. They will also join the cassette festival that will take place in worm in april. SEE HERE.

Then Alex Barnett from Chicago showed up and made new recordings for his new album. The few snapshots he showed us promised good!
(Alex in the worm/klangendum studio)

Last week Crystal Dorval 
worked in the studio, after touring this side of the world for a few weeks. 

so that's all for the moment, next on the list are the Bohman Brothers, Singapore Sling & Rachid Prins...
we'll keep you posted...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Klangendum #22 radioplay 'X" by Michèle Metail & The Klang Crew

The program is broadcasted on the 24th of december for the first time but it will stay online for ever and ever.  LISTEN TO IT HERE


by Michele Metail, Henk Bakker, Lukas Simonis
Produced by WORM/Klangendum & Poetry International, Juni 2013.

Brazzi by Brakamama (Audrey Chen & Luca Marini)
Recorded at Worm studio 2011.

Darger by Candlesnuffer & Mate


Extra info;

Voor de vierde keer werkte de WORM/Klangendum crew samen met een door Poetry International aangedragen dichter om een klankstuk te maken dat zowel live als in de studio wordt gepresenteerd. Vorige edities waren samen met; Ursula Andkjaer Olsen, Yan Jun en Saskia De Jong.

Michèle Métail (Frankrijk, 1950) laat zich in haar werk niet beperken tot papier en taal. Ze presenteerde sinds haar podiumdebuut in 1973 regelmatig zogenoemde Œorale publicaties¹, ritmische en muzikale taalperformances durend van enkele minuten tot meerdere uren. In de zogenoemde Gigantextes, gebruikt ze verschillende technieken, acrylverf op doek, kalligrafie en fotografie, om een balans te vinden tussen de tekst en het gegenereerde beeld. De oprichting van de organisatie Dixit, samen met Bernard Heidsieck, is een gevolg van haar wens geen onderscheid te maken tussen kunstdisciplines, maar fusies te zoeken in de verschillende vormen van expressie. Métail studeerde Duits en Chinees en woont en werkt in Zuid-Frankrijk. Metail was het enige vrouwelijke Oulipo lid.


The WORM / Klangendum crew worked for the fourth time along with a poet that was suggested by Poetry International to present a soundpiece both live -at the poetry int festival- and in the studio . Previous editions included ; Ursula Andkjaer Olsen , Yan Jun and Saskia De Jong .

Michèle Metail ( France , 1950) does not limit herself in her work to paper and language . Since her stage debut in 1973, she frequently presented the so-called Œorale publications ¹ , rhythmic and musical language performances lasting from several minutes to several hours . In the so-called Gigantextes , she uses different techniques , acrylic on canvas , calligraphy and photography , to find a balance between the text and the image generated a balance. The establishment of the organization Dixit , along with Bernard Heidsieck , is a result of its desire to differentiate between disciplines , but no distinction to search the different forms of expression . Mergers Metail studied German and Chinese and has lived and worked in Southern France . She was the only female member of the famous Oulipo-movement.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Klangendum 4 ; Yan Jun special

A Special about Yan Jun

Yan Jun, musician and writer. born in Lanzhou in 1973. based in Beijing.
involved in: improvisation, electronics, feedback, site-specific performance/installation, field recording, organizing, writing.
member of: FEN (FarEast Network), Tea Rockers Quintet, Impro Committee.
He has toured in US, Australia, Europe and Asia. also performs at audiences’ home (“Living Room” project). his Micro Feedback project is a headphone hypnotizing for small amount of audience.


(a mixture of excerpts and 'whole songs')
music for listening on the moon
piscus isariots
Hankil's International Enemy Club (from mars tour diary)
Gok Sound (from mars tour diary)
Cafe House (from mars tour diary)
big can

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dr Klangendum 3

- Margriet Kicks Ass; fighting frog in frozen water & Huh?
- Arp feuilleton met Al on Heavy metals Aesop Dekker + Evan
- Toshiya Tsunoda; inside of a pipe at the seashore
- Steven Mcgreevey; streams of whistlers
- Evan Dorrian; Dealing with jocks or how to travel anonymously
- Nathalie Blanc, SemoNO!LinA/Amaury Bourget
(radio piece for radia_s30); Cerebro 

more info;
Cerebro is the result of the meeting between Nathalie Blanc, geograph-poet andSemoNO!LinA/Amaury Bourget, musician. During 2008/09, they worked together and composed 3 pieces with the texts written and read by Nathalie Blanc.
Acrobatic science fiction, this text tempts to cavort in limbo of a little bit atmospheric reflection, but which try to exhaust the detail of what is expressed here exactly, that is to say the future, our future…
These pieces are written to be live played, what the duet will make in particular for the Poetry international biennial event in Val-de-Marne, in 2009.
As suggested by JetFM, the project has been “updated” in a version which becomes trilingual (French, Portuguese, English) and accomodated musically.
Nathalie Blanc : geograph-poet :
Amaury Bourget/SemoNO!LinA : musician :

Thanks to Anne-Laure Lejosne, Damien Fourcot, Gilles Bruni, Philippe Brioude (photo).

Monday, July 15, 2013

Dr. Klangendum 2


The Arp Feuilleton with;
- Dry Cleaning expert
- Dimitri The Stud

Kill All Humans - dan wilson
While i Was - Kamama (Audrey Chen and Luca Marini) recorded @ Worm Soundstudio 2011

3 tracks by Senyawa (Rully Shabara & Wukir 'Bamboo' Suryadi)

1 track by Tom Hall, recorded @ Worm Soundstudio, 2011

Migninokabmur Ed Anim by Sleganfeoh Nav Ierf Lrac (treatments by Dr Klangendum himself)

out come the wolves - radiopiece by La Danse De L'Ours (curated for radia network by radio Grenouille)

more info;

Out come the wolves is the second sound piece of Nicolas Perret and Cédric Anglaret’s project The four seasons of Paanjärvi in which, since 2009, they focus on the soundscape of the small russian village of Paanajärvi. Isolated in the thick primary forest of oriental Karelia, Paanajärvi has somehow fallen out of the time. Its inhabitants, the last custodians of the disappearing Karelian culture, live a tough life that is strongly bond to the nature surrounding them.
Winters are harsh in Paanajärvi. At this latitude, the sun doesn’t show much and temperatures remain way below freezing for many months. As winter progresses food gets rare for the wolves. Out of the forest they approach the village at night to attack dogs, that the villagers try to protect by all means. As long as dogs are barking the wolves are still far; once they are silent they are nearby. In the winter of 2012, 23 dogs were eaten by the wolves in Paanajärvi.
Following Out come the wolves, a 6 minutes addition sheds light on the Man who eats dogs.
The four seasons of Paanjärvi is supported by SCAM, Défi Jeune, the Juminkeko Foundation and Radio Grenouille.
In 2007 Nicolas Perret and Cédric Anglaret have joined their practice of sound, documentary and music in a common project of collection, creation and diffusion. Since they work under the name La danse de l’ours.

Out come the wolves – winter, Recorded in March 2012 in Paanajärvi, Duration: 23 min, Mix: Philippe Chario. The man who eats dogs, Recorded in March 2012 in Paanajärvi, Duration: 23 min, Mix: Philippe Chariot

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Er ging iets mis bij de Concertzender vorige week! Vandaar dat de eerste aflevering van Dr Klangendum vandaag -9 juli- wordt uitgezonden.

 Eerste aflevering Dr Klangendum, woensdag 9 juli 00.00 uur, Concertzender

Dr klangendum 1 / 9 juli 2013 Dr Klangendum

Dr Klangendum is een programma over maar voornamelijk vol radiofonie, geluidskunst en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten (bedoelt U Fondsen ?). De makers zijn Henk Klangendum Bakker en Lukas Klangendum Simonis, voormalige werknemers- en gevers van de WORM Studio te Rotterdam waar ze radio-programma's als Radio Worm en de Hørspil Reeks (via VPRO's Cafe Sonore, nu genomineerd voor de guillotine) de wereld instuurden, en de voormalige CEM studio beheerden. De studio bestaat nog steeds, de activiteiten bestaan ook nog steeds (behalve genoemde ook nog het organiseren van residencies, workshops en eductatie-projecten, het doen van podium producties en het organiseren van experimentele & improv concerten) maar de Worm Studio heeft zich inmiddels afgescheiden van WORM en heet nu Stichting Klangendum… De samenwerking met WORM gaat wel door in de vorm van gezamenlijke producties en ook de locatie van de studio blijft (voorlopig?) dezelfde; in het WORM gebouw.

Dr Klangendum zal geen sleur van een radioprogramma worden… We kunnen niet zo goed tegen de regelmaat van een vast format en iedere keer weer de lijst afwerken… Een vorm van vastigheid is echter onvermijdelijk en die zal bestaan aan een keur van vaste medewerkers (oa. Adam Bohman, Vincent Denieul, Sara Pinheiro, eva.) en een rubriek in samenwerking met het Radia network (zie; waarin iedere week een kunstradio productie zal worden gepresenteerd door een van de leden (de producties duren steevast 28 minuten).  Verder staan er een aantal specials op stapel over geluidskunstenaars die we goed vinden, zullen er regelmatig radiofonische hoorspelen worden vertoond (een voortzetting van onze Hørspil Reeks, die nog tot as. januari bij cafe sonore loopt), hebben we een 'perverse animals' reeks in de maak en zijn er ook vergevorderde plannen voor radiofonische (weer dat woord, zie het als een eufemisme voor 'psychedelisch in onbegrepen zin') documentaires.

Reacties worden op prijs gesteld, bijdrages ook. Email ons;
Onze website & blog;   (vanaf augustus)

Inhoud Klangendum 1;
The Adam Bohman talking tapes -Adam Bohman
Test Fontaine Vincent -  Vincent Denieul
Arpy - Sarah Davachi
Taut Wires, Lice and Flies - Oscillatorial Binnage
Ultrasonic City - Wendy Van Wynsberghe (Radio Panik voor het Radia Network)

Extra Info;
 Ultrasonic city by Wendy Van Wynsberghe (Radio Panik)
“What do you hear in the city? What sounds are only perceptible in the ultrasonic realm, where bats and crickets communicate? Sounds which are so high, our human ears cannot perceive them. This acoustic world becomes audible in Ultrasonic City and they get their place in the sounds of the city and the world.
The urban sound world is quite dense. By extracting the ultrasound I wanted to reveal a sonic universe or even add another layer to the field recordings. When you hear only the ultrasonic layer of the city, you hear a place devoid of human voices. They simply do not reach that high. Some very quiet sounds get enhanced, such as rubbing your fingers together, frottements in French. In a park at sunset you hear the foraging bats, whilst at the same time, our human ears only register ducks, planes and other humans. A swimming pool gets reduced to splashes, you do not hear the children shriek nor play. Plastic, metal, water all produce ultrasounds.
With the help of ACSR, I was able to record the same place in the city ultrasonically and with high quality “normal” microphones. This revealing/unravelling/hiding of layers of sound I want to present in this documentary.
Director and narrator: Wendy Van Wynsberghe
Fieldrecordings: Marion Guillemette
Edits : Vincent Mattyn and yours truly
Thanks for your patience, support and tenacity: Acsr, Carmello, Clementine & Carine
2013 Creative Commons Attributions Non Commercial Share alike

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sarah Davachi Piece Made In Worm Studio

Sarah Davachi was in the studio a few weeks ago, and now she sends us this piece. Very beautiful work, check it out.

Friday, June 14, 2013

wa da de minse klappe gelak as d'onne basse

Check this event out -about one of our older radioplays "wa da de minse klappe gelak as d'onne basse ''.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

John Macedo The Black Plume

In june, Mister Plume himself was in the worm studio and had a good time with the old synths. He actually seemed to know what he was doing, turning all the knobs and shit...

Sara & Gyz

Also in may, sara Pinheiro & Gyz La Rivière, working in the worm studio, on their soundwalk -that will be presented on the 22th of june at the Radio radio Event @ worm. Here's Sara in a non-related situation.


In may the berlin (well, kind of) band FENSTER spend a few days in our studio... Good people! And good music. Hope they send us some of the material if they finish it. They were working on a new album.

Peter & Joseph Simpson Studio Residency

In April Peter & Joseph Simpson (sorry i post this a bit late) visited our studio and had a good time trying out different old synths and some of the Yuri Landman snakes... We're waiting for some stuff that they made during those days. Here's a few pics.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stig Noise in Worm Studio

A little film they made themselves about Stig Noise in the Worm Studio. This is the comment Jake send me after his visit;
"...aahhh man, it was great, and we made alot of good music,(...). we recorded our live band using a lot of the amazing mics you had available, and worked like that the first couple of nights so not to disturb people in the building too much, and then overdubbed a lot of basically amazing sounds using some of the amazing equipment you have there. thanks so so much (...)...
We 90% recorded the basis for our next split release, 3 full tracks and a bunch of bits  thats coming out in September when we have a hefty tour of europe, greece, romania and serbia for 6 weeks.
We spent a couple of nights laying down the live elements of our music, 2 drumkits and bass and violins were overdubbed. then we got to mess around alot with some of the synths instead of our usual casiotone melodies, the finished mixs will be a mixture of both plus a whole bunch of soundscapes.... what a beautiful place! ..."

the stig noise set-up in the worm studio

Stig Noise in worm