We are happy to announce our nomination for the BrandEx Award with our exhibition Sounds of Silence in the categoriy Architecture/Best Thematic Exhibition. Keep your fingers crossed for the next round. We're looking forward to January 2020, when the International Festival of Brand Experience will take place in Dortmund.
Klang Moor Schopfe
On Thursday Klang Moor Schopfe, the (only) sound art festival in Switzerland, will open its doors. During 11 days, more than 20 artists* from all over the world will play a total of eleven agricultural creations and the Schützenhaus in the high moor of Gais with sound installations. Our founder, Ramon De Marco, is among them (Schopf Nr. 3). His work is dedicated to three-dimensional field recordings from the raised bog, which move in their constant, musicalized transformations between macro- and micro-perspective... Click here for the official program
International Sound Award Nominee 2019
We are nominated for the International Sound Awards 2019 in the category Soundscapes and Ambient Sound. Our work Sounds of Silence for the "Museum für Kommunikation" in Bern convinced the jury and we are in the final round. On 19 September in Hamburg we will find out whether we are going back to Basel with an award in our hands. The label "Better Sound 2019" we have for sure.
Schindler Visitor Center
After almost two years of concept development, prototyping, composition and sound design, we are about to realize seven large multi-channel sound installations for the new Schindler Visitor Center near Lucerne. The sound scenography is part of the storytelling for the new Visitor Center. The story focuses on the one billion people that Schindler moves every day.
Photo credits: Bloomimages
Museum of the Future 2019
We are very happy to be able to create music and sound design for the Museum he Future at the World Government Summit in Dubai again this year. As in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, we will now be honoured with this complex audio design project again in 2019. The opening is planned for mid-February.
September 12 2018
As already announced, Idee und Klang paid a visit to the Kalahari desert in order to make some 3D-file recordings for !Khwa ttu, an exhibition about the San. The term San denotes a number of ethnic groups in southern Africa who originally used to live as pure hunters and collectors. During our journey we recorded for example wildlife, atmospheres, stillness and cultural sounds of the San. Detailed information on this project will follow!
Giants of the Ancient Seas
August 21 2018
The exhibition 'Giants of the Ancient Seas' at the Museum Lokschuppen in Rosenheim leads across the Mesozoic era, past fascinating exhibits and true-to-life reconstructions of marine dinausaurs. Idee und Klang lays out the sound design for the exhibition which will open in 2019. We are also going to be involved in the follow-up exhibition 'Ice Age' in the year 2021.
Client: Atelier Hammerl&Dannenberg
August 20 2018
In a few weeks Idee und Klang will head to the Kalahari Desert to record 3D Soundscapes for !Khwa ttu, a new Heritage Centre for the Bushmen/ San of southern Africa. It is the only one of its kind for the First People of Africa. It is located in South Africa, 70 kilometres north of Cape Town. To get more information about our work there, stay tuned!
Between heaven and earth - 1000 years of Worms Cathedral
July 25 2018
On the occasion of the cathedral’s 1000-year consecration, both the Nibelungen Museum and the City Museum at the Andreasstift open a contemporaneous special exhibition, for which Idee und Klang have created a purely auditory exhibition in cooperation with curator Claudia Glass. The exhibition is about the infamous Quarrel of the Queens; more here.
Sounds Unlimited XL
June 14 2018
Our series "Sounds Unlimited" continues! On the 14th of June the fortieth event of the series will take place at 20:00 unter the theme "A workshop talk about a secret multichannel ArtFilm project" with Christophe Cheysson.
For more information, klick here to get to our Facebook page, or here, to find all the events.
The Sound of Silence - viel Lärm um Stille
March 28 2018
We won the contest for the realisation of the exhibition "The Sound of Silence - viel Lärm um Stille" at the Museum of Communication in Bern! In partnership with ZMIK, a spacial design studio, we are creating the detailed concept. To already give you something: It is going to be an extraordinary exhibition. Stay tuned!
The National Museum of Qatar
March 12 2018
The National Museum of Qatar, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, is close to opening its doors. The time has come to install its content in accordance with the museography project, also drafted by Nouvel's studio. Idee und Klang was nominated as the audio consultants for the museum.
More information here.
Oktober 2 2017
During the exhibition TonArt, in the Tonwerk in Lausen, Ramon De Marco and Matthias Bosshard have presented the installation 'Zwitscherkosmos'; a mobile with a diameter of 5 m, which allows eight sound sources to be moved in space. In combination with the subtle arrangement of the sounds, a kind of acoustic magic world emerges, which moves from the perception at the border of the natural. More here.
The Hidden Cézanne
August 20 2017
The Kunstmuseum Basel currently presents the exhibit 'The Hidden Cézanne - From Sketchbook to Canvas’. One part of the exhibition is an animation, that shows the history of Cezanne’s sketchbooks. Idee und Klang added sound and music to the wall projection. Find out more here.
Astana UP Pavillon
August 21 2017
The slogan of the British Pavilion for Expo 2017 Astana is ‘We Are Energy'. It assembles visitors inside a precisely designed, interactive yurt, which is surrounded by a panorama projection. Idee und Klang supported iart with the interactive control of the exhibit’s soundtrack by Brian Eno. Find out more here.
Queen Maud’s Album
July 27 2017
On July 4th, 2017, Queen Sonja of Norway opened ‚The Art Stable' at the Royal Palace in Oslo. It will have three new exhibitions on display each year that vary from art exhibitions and object displays from the Royal Collection. Besides the sound design we also contributed custom-made software allowing adjustment of the exhibit's volume based on the amount of people inside the installation area. More info here.
Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang
June 20 2017
In collaboration with Klangerfinder GmbH & Co KG in Stuttgart, Germany, we have designed the entire sound design for the Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang. The Hyundai Motorstudio is the largest theme park in Korea, dealing with the topic of automobiles. The large exhibition covers four floors, in which the visitor is given an interesting insight view about the production process and the functioning of cars. More information here.
June 18 2017
Since a couple of weeks we are finally one of the 150 Auro-3D-approved "Leading Studios of the World!" Our new Auro-3D system enables us to mix and produce music, sound design and everything in between, in this immersive surround sound format. We have already been able to make use of Auro-3D at the Museum of the Future 2017 in Dubai. More about this project here. If you want to learn more about the Auro-3D format, please visit www.auro-3d.com.
Museum of the Future
March 06 2017
As in 2015 and 2016, we created the music and sound design for this year's Museum of the Future in Dubai. The exhibition addresses the reality of climate change and presents a future where we have not only survived the challenges of climate change in the mid-21st century, but have thrived. The exhibit emphasises the inevitability of major environmental change and the importance of being proactive and able to adapt. More infos here.
Lindt Mannequin Challenge
November 28 2016
The Mannequin Challenge is an internet trend which is particularly popular with famous athletes. Now Roger Federer joined the race in collaboration with Lindt. Our partner Brand Pictures produced the video and Idee and Klang created the music in reference to the official mannequin challenge song, 'Black Beatles' by Rae Sremmurd. Watch the video here.
A Symphony of the Elements
Oktober 24 2016
Stefan Wiesner, the so-called 'wizard from Entlebuch', is a culinary artist who was awarded 17 Gault-Millau-Points as well as one Michelin star. For the current autumn menue called ,Nature Speaks', Ramon De Marco has composed a special acoustical overture in terms of a sound installation.
Find out more here.
October 4 2016
On October 1st, the Verkehrshaus in Switzerland opened their doors to the new Media World exhibition. This adventurous world invites visitors to discover the versatile world of media. Idee und Klang developed the multi-channel and generative audio design for the entire exhibition. More info here.
Client: Verkehrshaus Schweiz
Talk at Quersumme
September 15 2016
October 07, 6:15 pm to 6:15 pm at the Idee und Klang atelier. Within the event Quersumme: Ramón De Marco, creative director and audio designer at Idee und Klang will talk about the potential and the effect of sound in exhibitions based on examples of projects of idee und klang.
More info here.
September 07 2016
Located on the new Campus of Erste Bank in Vienna, an interactive exhibition based on the story of money will be opened. Idee und Klang was commisioned to compose thematic soundscapes for this media environment.
Opening October 2016
Client: jangled nerves
May 26 2016
From now on the Swiss Museum of Transport offers an entertaining insight into the processes and operations of an airport. On behalf of iart ag we created sounds with original sounds of airports and tower signals of the Zurich airport for a moving video installation.
Client: iart ag
Long night of Museums in Zurich
March 23 2016
Together with Serge Schmuki from Tokyo Blue and Uwe Lützen from Sprachwandler we create a sound and light installation which will be seen at the long night of Museums in Zurich (3rd September 2016). We design the sound for the historical rooms to bring to mind the political daily routine.
Client: Kantons- und Gemeinderat der Stadt Zürich
Sounds for Emmi Kaltbach
March 20 2016
We composed sounds for the established visitor center of Emmi Kaltbach. Through interactive installations, video projections and sound effects the visitors can experince the natural limestone cave in a holisitc way.
Client: iart ag
Berlin and its Monuments
March 16 2016
The 'Zitadelle Spandau' is going to open its new permanent exhibition 'Unveiled. Berlin and its monuments' on 29th of April. The historic-cultural exhibition is going to show political monuments, which have been shaping the townscape since the 19th century. We designed and realised the sonic concept.
Client: Zitadelle Spandau
Being all Ears at Museum Aargau
March 10 2016
On the 10th of April the Museum Aargau is starting the season 'Ears Open' with installations at the 'Legionärspfad' and the 'Klosterkirche Königsfelden'. Over the summer visitors will be invited to experience historically inspired sound installations realised by Idee und Klang at six historical sites.
Client: Museum Aargau
Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies
March 10 2016
This exhibition in the imperial war museum in London (Opening: 30 June 2016) will explore how film-makers have found inspiration from war's inherent drama to translate stories of love and loss, fear and courage, triumph and tragedy into blockbusters for the big screen. Idee und Klang created the Sound Design.
Client: Imperial War Museum
Speech at Helga
February 12 2016
In four weeks on the 11th of March, Ramon is going to make a speech on the topic of "Inspiration" at Helga 2016 - the conference for scenography and communication in space in Zurich. Are you ready to be inspired? Tickets
Museum of Future Government Services in Dubai
February 8 2016
Last weekend Dubai’s Museum of Future Government Services has been officially opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – bringing with it a visionary glimpse into our daily lives in the near future. Idee und Klang has created the complete sound design.
February 2 2016
On the 27th of April, the International Day of Noise, Ramon De Marco will lead a sound walk through Basel. While experiencing different sound phenomena, participants are invited to discover the "voice of the city".
Registration: Sound Walk
Scenographical Colloquium 2016
January 25 2016
On 28th of January Ramon De Marco is going to give a speech at "DASA Szenografie Kolloquium 2016" about "The Potential of Sound in Space". The 16th colloquium is taking place in Dortmund on the subject of "Museum and City - City and Museum".
Being all ears!
October 27 2015
In 2016, the Museum Aargau will be starting a series of 'Years of Senses'. The first year is all about hearing - the auditive perception. Idee und Klang is creating the concept.
Client: Museum Aargau
Swiss Alpine Museum
October 3 2015
Today onwards, the Swiss Alpine Museum shows a hundred feature films, cartoons, and short films from the last hundred years in the form of a daring collage. Out of old film sequences Idee und Klang created the Audio Design.
Client: Alpines Museum der Schweiz
Award for "Der Meisterfälscher"
September 24 2015
At the tenth Eurovision Creative Forum, the EBU Community has awarded the five-piece documentary series "Der Meisterfälscher" as the best TV format. Idee und Klang composed the Sound Intro.
Client: Schweizer Radio- und Fernsehen (SRF)
Soundscapes for Tradiphone
September 22 2015
As a part of the project Urban Traditions we are designing soundscapes for the so called Tradiphone. These mobile video stations show movies about living traditions in the urban society. In January 2016 the Tradiphones will be placed in 12 cities in French and German speaking parts of Switzerland.
Museum Altes Zeughaus
September 8 2015
For the new permanent exhibition in the Museum Altes Zeughaus in Solothurn, we are creating a multi-channel sound installation for cannons. The exhibition will open in spring, 2016. The museum has one of the biggest historically oriented armor and weapons exhibition in Switzerland.
Client: Museum Altes Zeughaus
Ringtones for Deutsche Telekom
September 5 2015
We are designing ten new ringtones for Deutsche Telekom. It will be an update of the 30 ringtones which we created in 2014 for the latest generation of fixed-line telephones.
Client: Deutsche Telekom
KlangRaum - RaumKlang
August 12 2015
Starting from August 20 we are going to be part of an exhibition on the subject of the auditive perception of space and material at schauraum b, Austrasse 24 in Basel. The exhibition runs until December 10 2015 and features a lot of interesting presentations. Follow this link for the complete program: KlangRaum - RaumKlang
Multimedia Room on Paul Gauguin Wins Red Dot Award 2015
August 10 2015
The multimedia room that was part of the Paul Gauguin exhibition at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen has just been awarded the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015! Idee und Klang created the interactive sounds, audio installations and audio guides for the exhibition. For more information on the project, please head this way.
10 Year Anniversary of Idee und Klang Audio Design
June 5 2015
Thank you for 10 amazing years! Let's pop the corks together - on June 19 at our atelier. We're looking forward to having you here!
19pm Barbecue (endless supply of bratwursts - feel free to bring your own grillables)
Live music by Oscar & Lisa
21pm Party with DJ Born
H2O Kontemporär Exhibition Sound Architecture
June 1 2015
For the upcoming art exhibition at IWB Filter4 in Basel we are creating a 24-channel Piezo sound installation. In this piece subtle, naturalistic water atmospheres are dissolved and transformed into musical structures.
Vernissage: June 13 2015, Exhibition: June 14 - September 30 2015, open Friday - Sunday every week
Novartis Pharma Campus Basel Sound Masking
April 6 2015
For a new building located on the Novartis Campus, Idee und Klang are, in cooperation with applied acoustics, evaluating a 'Sound Masking'-System. In the feasibility analysis phase, we are working out a concept, which aims to meet high standards functionally, architecturally as well as aesthetically.
Client: Novartis Pharma AG
Ludwigslust Palace (Germany) Spatial Audio Drama
April 1 2015
The golden ballroom of the Ludwigslust Palace is about to come alive aurally: A complex, spatial sound installation will bring back centuries past in a dramatic manner.
Client: groenlandbasel Architektur und Ausstellungen GmbH
Visitor Center Sattel (Schwyz, CH) The Battle at Morgarten
March 28 2015
Idee und Klang are creating the audio design for the new visitor center about the battle at Morgarten located in Sattel.
Opening: May 21 2015
Client: iart ag Basel
Swiss Alpine Museum (Bern, CH) New Exhibition
March 5 2015
Idee und Klang will produce the soundtrack of the exhibition 'The dilation of pupils while entering the high mountains' at the Swiss Alpine Museum. Individual scenes from about 200 Swiss films are spliced to form a new film plot. A walk-in film screening - comprising one hundred years of Swiss film history.
Opening: October 3 2015
Client: Swiss Alpine Museum
Citadel Spandau (Berlin, Germany) Sound Space
February 28 2015
As part of the upcoming exhibition about the memorials of Berlin at the citadel Spandau, Idee und Klang are crafting
acousmatic atmospheres and a sound space featuring live acoustics.
Opening: September 2015.
Client: Staab Architekten Berlin
Worldwide touring exhibition about World War I
February 2 2015
After successfully designing the complete sound concept and content for the First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London, Idee und Klang was commissioned with the audio design for the worldwide touring WW1 Centenary Exhibition. First stop: Melbourne.
Opening: April 16 2015
Client: iec Australien
Gallery 4 (Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia) Audio Scenography
November 14 2014
We are creating the comprehensive audio design for the permanent exhibition about the natural and cultural history of Saudi Arabia at the new King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Clients: iart interactive ag, Basel / Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart