Cultural program

The Rough Guide to ADE's cultural program

Not into the night events or just looking to get a break from all the action? Get on the ADE culture route, as the day program features much more than 'just' business, networking and dancing.

Art & Film
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ADE is the perfect place to explore the crossovers between art and electronic music, all while discovering new places. From documentaries and exhibitions in tiny galleries and major museums to installations, talks and live performances in historic churches and other unique locations, the cultural program provides entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting ADE.

Previous years' offerings included a variety of performances and exhibitions to visit throughout the city and its outskirts. Some of the biggest highlights of last year's program included AETHER at Noorderkerk, installations by Nicolás Jaar and Vincent de Belleval at Het HEM and the 'In Dreams' Waalse Kerk sleeping concert at the ADE Zen Space. The film & documentary program featured new releases and older must-sees in unconventional settings, like a live performance by the Belgian duo Use Knife (Stef Heeren and Kwinten Mordijck) live scoring the hallucinatory silent film classic La coquille et le clergyman at Eye.

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ADE is the perfect place to explore the crossovers between art and electronic music, all while discovering new places. From documentaries and exhibitions in tiny galleries and major museums to installations, talks and live performances in historic churches and other unique locations, the cultural program provides entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting ADE.

Previous years' offerings included a variety of performances and exhibitions to visit throughout the city and its outskirts. Some of the biggest highlights of last year's program included AETHER at Noorderkerk, installations by Nicolás Jaar and Vincent de Belleval at Het HEM and the 'In Dreams' Waalse Kerk sleeping concert at the ADE Zen Space. The film & documentary program featured new releases and older must-sees in unconventional settings, like a live performance by the Belgian duo Use Knife (Stef Heeren and Kwinten Mordijck) live scoring the hallucinatory silent film classic La coquille et le clergyman at Eye.

Engage and debate
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Engage and debate

There's lots to talk about and often more than the conference program can schedule. In previous years, the day program featured talks about niche topics such as vinyl and magazine talks, but also addressed serious topics such as diversity on the dance floor and exploration of queer club culture histories and legacies, with the aim to enable all ADE visitors, not just conference visitors, to engage and debate.

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Engage and debate

There's lots to talk about and often more than the conference program can schedule. In previous years, the day program featured talks about niche topics such as vinyl and magazine talks, but also addressed serious topics such as diversity on the dance floor and exploration of queer club culture histories and legacies, with the aim to enable all ADE visitors, not just conference visitors, to engage and debate.

Instruments

Gear & Instruments

De Brakke Grond and Compagnietheater are the dedicated locations for all gear lovers during ADE. Last year's ADE Sound Lab also featured the Mini-Museum of Modern Instruments (MoMI) to celebrate 100 years of electronic music instruments.

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