New electronic music museum, Our House, to open in Amsterdam this month
A new electronic music museum, Our House, is opening in Amsterdam on Friday 29th October. The team responsible are touting the Amstelstraat site as the first truly modern museum dedicated to electronic music culture.
Inside visitors can expect six exhibitions and 15 installations, with contributions from Carl Cox, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation, Charlotte de Witte, Armin van Buuren, and Kevin Saunderson, among others. Flyers, photo galleries, interactive turntables, drum machines, documentaries and a 4D audio-visual experience — ‘The Culture Ride’ — also form part of the institution.
Fittingly, Our House is located at the address once occupied by iT, one of the Dutch capital’s first house music clubs which ran from 1989 through to 2002, later briefly reopening before closing permanently in 2004.
“Together with more than 150 international artists, promoters, creatives, producers, curators, operators and DJs, we have worked for the last two years on the realisation of the collection,” said Our House co-founder, Jeroen Jansen.
Elsewhere in Europe, Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) is also set to open this month. Meanwhile, UK heads can still check out London’s Horniman Museum, which is currently hosting ‘Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black Music Spaces’, which includes content on garage, grime, bashment, jazz, and more.