A sample of a sound piece playing in an alley at Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht, as part of the project Tussen-ruimte. 22 August-22 September 2013.
In a closed off entrance to the former morgue of the OLVG hospital on the Prinsengracht, sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt presents his composition Stiltetonen. He transformed the sing-along song ‘Aan de Amsterdamse grachten’ (Pieter Goemans, 1949) to a tranquil piano piece, where the silences between the notes are as important as the music itself. Because of this openness, ambient noise plays an important role in the composition, where the hurried pace of the city gives way to a stately calmness.