The Sound Art Festival

Information on the 2023 programme formats

Cultural office of SOUNDSEEING – see and hear art

March to August 2023: Sound art festival in the Münsterland region

SOUNDSEEING is an interdisciplinary sound art festival in the Münsterland region that offers viewers and listeners a unique sensory experience of sounds with its interplay of exhibitions, concerts, performances and workshops. Impressive, partly historical venues such as castles and monasteries, combined with contemporary sound art, bring a special tension to this encounter of old and new.
Curator of the festival around music and art, sounds and noises, which will take place for the ninth time in 2023, has been Prof. Stephan Froleyks, Professor of Percussion / Music of Other Cultures and Dean of the University of Music Münster, in cooperation with a community of curators of the organizers, consisting of Julia Haarmann, Gerd Berit Andersen, Sara Dietrich, Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh, Erhard Hirt and Antje Valentin.

+ the event program 2023

COFFEE TIME Paul Panhuysen Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp Münster

The exhibitions

The artistic focus of SOUNDSEEING 2023 will be sound art exhibitions in Oelde, Münster, Gravenhorst, Lüdinghausen and Coesfeld.

Students from Suchan Kinoshita’s class (University of Fine Arts, Münster) will perform at the Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck in Oelde on the theme “Autokult Sketch Trübung” (March 25 – April 30).
Paul Panhuysen (Netherlands), who died in 2015, was one of the pioneers of multimedia sound art in the context of the Dutch Fluxus movement. His exhibition takes place at Kunsthalle Hawerkamp in Münster and is supported by Panhuysen-Estate and ZKM – zentrum für kunst und medien karlsruhe. (12.05. – 04.06.)
The presentation at DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst in Hörstel shows a sound installation by the globally active sound artist Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria, Berlin). With his soundart he transcribes and transforms memories and historiographies into soundscapes. (17.06. – 20.08.)
Sound Art Generations in Focus: Peter Vogel (1937 – 2017) and Achim Vogel Muranyi (Freiburg). The father’s sound reliefs, which are immensely important for the history of sound art, are presented together with works by the son, who further develops and varies the original ideas, at Burg Vischering in Lüdinghausen (May 21 – Aug. 20) and at Kunstverein Münsterland (Coesfeld, July 30 – Aug. 27).

COFFEE TIME Paul Panhuysen | Exhibition Hall at Hawerkamp Münster | Photo: Bernhard Kils

Concerts, performances, sound art installations and workshops

Live concerts, performances, mobile sound installations and workshops are planned again in 2023. The participation of guests and listeners and the hands-on experience are in the foreground here to make sound art directly tangible.

Mobile Music Museum | Michael Bradke | Photo: Matthias Leitzke


selber Klang-Kunst machen: ein Instrument aus Röhren, mobiles Musik Museum Michael Bradkle

+ the sound artists 2023


Organizers | Sound art venues and cooperation partners 2023:

Landesmusikakademie NRW | Rheine | Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp 31 | BLACK BOX at cuba | Burg Vischering | cuba-cultur | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Gemeinde Altenberge | Cultural office of the Stadt Münster | Kreis Borken | Kreis Coesfeld | Kreis Steinfurt | Kreis Warendorf | Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck | Kunstverein Münsterland | Musikhochschule Münster | rock’n’popmuseum Gronau | Stadt Bocholt and LWL-Industriemuseum TextilWerk | Stadt Ibbenbüren | Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen


+ the program 2021 as PDF (barrier-free, german))

+ the program 2019 as PDF (not barrier-free), german

+ the program 2016 as PDF (not barrier-free, german