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