…performed by some very special guests.

We’re excited to announce WOW will be installed at this year’s Incubate Festival in the Dutch city of Tilburg. And yes, there’ll be performances as well. Not just one, not two, not three… but six full blown performances of your favourite multi-channel sub-bass installation.

This time we’ve also brought along a few fellow musicians to join in on the turntables. Carl will start the installation and will then be joined by no other than A Guy Called Gerald, A Place to Bury Strangers, Front 242, Las Kellies, Sculpture, Mantra, Harmony Molina, Bersarin Quartett, Neige Morte & more!

Needless to say, the guys at Incubate are true bass connoisseurs and have promised us some of the heaviest equipment currently available. You have been warned. Three of these dates will include audience participation*, which means we’re going to create a collective HEAVYLISTENING experience!

We’re really looking forward to what looks like the most fun version of WOW ever, so if you’re in the area there is really no excuse not to drop by.

See you there!


Sept 20, 16:00 and 20:00
Sept 21, 16:00 and 20:00
Sept 22, 16:00 and 20:00
Dates & tickets →


The Showroom
Spoorlaan 19, 5038 CB, Tilburg, NL
Venue info →

* If you want to participate in one of the audience performances, simply write an email
to nik@incubate.org with the subject “participate in WOW”.

We’re happy to announce that our WOW project – the most minimal record ever made, created by Carl Schilde – has been shortlisted for Berlin Art Prize 2013. There will be three winners in three categories, including Best Concept, and we sure hope to be one of them. The organisers seem to follow a strict no bullshit guideline, which is quite refreshing:

“The three, deliberately simplistically titled categories express an oppositional standpoint towards the tendency of over-theorizing in the reception of contemporary art.”

There are also three things to look forward to now,
all happening on June 22nd, from 6pm:

  • The award ceremony, including pleasant surprises for 3 of the 28 nominees – that’s more than 10%!
  • The opening of the shortlisted works’ exhibition, which will include our Mother Of All Records.
  • Another wall-shaking sub-bass performance by us, using four record players and four WOW records.

Oh and of course there’s also an after party. If you want to attend, you’ll have to join the facebook event to RSVP, or you won’t get in!

Hope to see you there!


Location Aqua Carré, Lobeckstr. 30-35, Berlin-Kreuzberg Opening 18:00 Performance 19:00 Award ceremony 20:00 Facebook event

Wow, it’s really been two years since we figured that ol’ sound art needs a little image makeover – and founded HEAVYLISTENING.

In the meantime, we’ve had 12 boom cars pump out sub-bass below an art museum made of glass, turned Twitter data into an ongoing, interactive real-time composition, had Berghain staff install an internet connection for our show, sold vinyl records with only one sine tone on them, became the world’s most minimal DJs, and created The Mother of All Records. We won at Prix Ars Electronica, got interviewed about topics we hadn’t heard of before, and even created one of 2012′s most memorable memes –– Wait, only two years?!

It’s about time to put all of this together and give our ideas and projects a new home. We strongly believe that presenting conceptual art on the internet in a way that doesn’t completely suck is possible. And we sure hope that’s exactly what our new website does. This website.

The Elephant says thanks.

We’ve been working on this relaunch since last summer.
Or actually, mostly other people did.

Thank you, Oliver, for coding so hard, every night for six months. We owe you… well, a lot.
Thank you, Timm, for retouching every little image, over and over again.
Thank you, Bayse, for the white space. And the rest of your amazing layouts.

And, of course, thank you, the people who keep coming to our events, buy our records and write nice things about our projects. You made all of this happen. No, seriously. We spent your money on it.

HVLLO WORLD by Timm Knoerr

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