sound-logo1SoundLab has been an artistic & curatorial platform for sonic art between 2004 and 2023. As its founder and creator, Agricola de Cologne curated and realized in total seven major editions of sonic art online, which have been presented on numerous festival and audio-visual exhibitions/events, among others “FILE Hypersonica” in Sao Paulo/Brazil, and one physical exhibition, entitled: “soundOBJECTS”, in Valencia in 2008.

soundlab_page_02Initiated as a corporate part of the global networking project [R][R][F]200x—>XP on occasion of its participation in Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia 2004, SoundLAB invited during its seven years success artists and curators dealing with sonic and radio art.

Agricola de Cologne did not only create the interface for the seven editions and curated this virtual space, similiar like he practized it with “JavaMuseum”, but as as someone who had a profound musical education, but was no expert in soundart, he curated the soundart submission from his point of view as a creative in arts, so he di it from his very personal point of view.

It was his interest in this particular medium using sound creatively but differently than music, but it is the nature of sonic art, that it is related to music and practiced by musicians as a non-visual medium.

It was fascinating to find out that like in visual art, also this in type of non-visual art the creator found their specific personal language to express themself. It was always a great pleasure for Agricola de Cologne to be confronted with different kinds of artistic creativity under his curatorship.

Therefore, he initiated in 2006 “SIP _ SoundLAB interview Project”. He invited the participants of the SoundLAB editions to answer 10 questions of an interview, in order to give the audience background information about the creation of sonic art.

in 2010, Soundlab finalized the series of annual project starting in 2004, until it re-activated in 2016 the sonic art platform via a series of theme related sonic art projects collected in 2019 in The Sonic Memorial, including soundMIGRATION @ SoundCOLLECTIVE featuring again international soundartists, and in 2022 Sound of Violence integrated in The New Violence Project.



SoundLab @ FILE Hipersonica Festival Sao Paulo/Brazil – 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

SoundLAB – sonic art projects

is a media art project by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

realised in seven edtions between 2004 and 2010
curated by Melody Parker-Carter.

SoundLAB edition I – 2004
was featuring curatorial contributions by
Zoe Drayton (New Zealand) – curates artist from new Zealand
Tobias Van Veen (Canada) – curates artists from Canada
John Kannenberg (USA) – curates artists from different countries
Eva Sjuve (Norway) – curates artists from different countries
Juan Antonia Lleó (Spain) – curates artists from Spain

SoundLAB edition II – 2005
was featuring curatorial contributions by
Ivan Bachev (Bulgaria) – curates artists from Bulgaria
Tobias Van Veen (Canada) – curates artists from Canada

SoundLAB edition III – 2006
was featuring curatorial contributions by
Michael Yuen (Australia) – curates artists from Australia
Peter Wolf (Germany – curates artists from Cologne (Germany)

SoundLAB edition IV – 2007
launched in the framework of the finalization of [R][R][F]200x—>XP
on occasion of Digital Art Festival Rosario 2006 &
://selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem – a show for peace

Memoryscapes is a soundart project consisiting of 12 unities = m’scapes.
Each m’scape contains 12 artists or more &
respectively many soundart pieces.
This selection for “memoryscapes” is curated by Melody Parker-Carter.

SoundLAB edition V – 2008
was featuring couratorial contributions by
Juliam Jonker (South Africa) and Ruben Garcia) Spain)

SoundLAB V – soundSTORY at MediaLAB South Hill Park Bracknell/UK – 1 November 2008

SoundLAB edition VI – 2009
128 sound compositions – a challenge for imagination
@ 2009 – FILE – Hipersonica Festival Sao Paulo/Brazil – 27 July – 30 August 2009

SoundLAB edition VII – 2010

the highlight of all SoundLAB editions so far – celebrating 10 years creating digital heritage [NewMediaArtprojectNetwork] featuring 100 soundartists and their sound compositions which were partially created for this special occasion!
featuring 100 sound artists

The SoundLab Interview Project

SoundLAB Interview Project 2005
Agricola de Cologne is asking SoundLAB 197 participants 10 questions of an interview

SoundObjects 2008

soundOBJECTS – exhibition of sculptures using sound as a main component curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
for Digital Art Valencia 2008

The Sonic Memorial 2016-2018

soundCOLLECTIVE – collective trauma, identity and sonic art
soundLAB has been re-activated in order to be incorporated in the media art exhibition project.
This project launched 2015 forms the basis of “The Sonic Memorial”, released in 2018 as a Memorial in the framework of The 7 Memorials for Humanity –

The Sound of Violence 2022

the sonic art project was launched 2022 as a basis of Violence Radio / part of The Violence Project – sound as an expression of violence.