het dolhuys (the madhouse)
a monument filled with stories
Unlike any other medium, sound is capable of tapping directly into our emotions. Sound used in a narrative space can manifest itself as part of a film, as supporting music, with or without spoken word. It can also be used as an autonomous soundscape, through with a room can be given a certain atmosphere, or it can provide a contextual frame. Sound in the form of a voice-over or dialogue can offer an accessible means of conveying a story. Often the audio tours available in many museums comprise a separate, one-dimensional layer. Kossmann.dejong prefers to combine and integrate all mediums and narrative tools to generate coherence. By also tying sound to a specific location, we create a unique, dedicated and tailored product. Through the use of multiple narrative viewpoints, sound can also generate nuance. Sound can contribute to a better understanding of the different positions and perspectives of the narrators.