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Student Dorm Converted Into Giant Radio Transmitter

Student Dorm Converted Into Giant Radio Transmitter
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Amsterdam Conservatory students transmit their music to the world from their rooms.

Daniela Walker
  • 17 june 2013

Students of Amsterdam’s music academy, the Amsterdam Conservatory, spend a lot of time experimenting, blending sounds and musical melodies in their dorm rooms. Now, instead of remaining confined to the four walls of their residence, 69 international students who live in the ‘Home’ dormitory can share their creations with the world.

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The Home Recording Project turned the building into a radio transmitter complete with a giant red 0n-air button on the building’s facade. Within the residence however, is the heart of project, a Home Recording Studio — fully-equipped, yet low tech, that allows any student resident to record and transmit their sound. The studio is directly linked to the project’s website, where the music is streamed live. The new dorm is located in Ilburg, Amsterdam, a residential area built on six artificial islands. The Conservatory states:

Surrounded by young families and urban professionals, these musical talents are somewhat of a dissonance in this neighbourhood. The project ‘Home Recording’ enables them to virtually break down the walls of their building and share their melodies with neighbours, relatives at home and everyone else.

Residents in the neighborhood know when they can tune in by looking at the big red button, and should you not be within receiving distance of the on-air signal, you can follow the project on Twitter to find out who is recording and also find all the archives online.

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