Stichting Klankschap (soundscape foundation) was founded in 1983 to provide a platform for improving the awareness of the sounds that surround us every day. Sounds that we normally suppress in order to hear the iceing on the cake. The quality of sound however, can only be judged after it has been heard.
A conservative estimation indicates that around 80% of all sounds in the western environment are unintentional. They sound as an artefact of something else, not in order to be be listened to by themselves. e.g. aeroplanes, trains, cars and motorcycles are made to transport things from one place to another. Not as a musical instrument. Traditionally, music is made to be listened to; not as a mean to mask the traffic noise...
And sometimes people are too busy to listen to the music.
Floris van Manen
He is living his time in the grey zone between art & technology. Live audio recording & mastering, teaching & lecturing, computer programming & composing, pen plotting with ink on paper, using light for changes in shape & color. Throughout his work the structures & variations there in are of paramount interest to him. Distribution of time in space, of both image & sound. He searches for solutions that are proof against irritation & boredom. A quest for refinement of simplicity.
An Act of ListeningA trilogy CD project with a focus on listening itself. Highlighting different properties & perspectives while enjoying the intriguing, rich & layered of the soundscape around us. Recorded and composed by Kjell Samkopf & Floris van Manen
Field Recording Service
We do provide in- and outdoor digital audio recording services. With a focus on how music & sound resonate in their natural habitat, we have been capturing audio digitally since 1982. We go there where it sounds best. Most likely not in dry studio settings. Recordings were used for CD, theater, film, radio, tv & art projects alike.