The University of the Underground was founded in February 2017, as a charity with a ANBI status (RSIN 8575.82.781), with the purpose of creating a global engagement with society as a whole, bringing generations together, to democratise access to public institutions and trigger changes and critical reflections through the use of creative, experiential and design practices. With an explicit focus on social dreaming, critical design, social actions, politics, theatrical practices, film, music and experiential practices; it aims to provide toolkits for members of the public to actively participate in revealing power structures in institutions. The University of the Underground supports unconventional research and practices that apprehend and challenge the formulation of culture, the manufacture and commodities of knowledge. The University of the Underground believes in a transnational form of education, which goes across borders and beyond nation-states. We are based in Amsterdam but we are nurturing other tuition-free global initiatives.

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TSOH provides a unique combination of theory and practice, where prominent guest speakers from the electronic music & Dance industry play a key role. DJs, producers and organisers – from pioneers to young guns, and from underground to mainstream – talk passionately about their world.

Students gain valuable knowledge of the everyday practices within the industry and are offered outlooks. They are themselves challenged to come up with questions and ideas. TSOH also opens up its network to generate work experience, internships or even jobs for the most talented participants.

The first lesson of the Event & Organisation course is in de Marktkantine, what better place is there to dive deep into the history of Dance?

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Pure Groove Systems and Danley Sound Labs have joined forces to produce a ground- breaking series of professional audio systems. These revolutionary speaker designs are ideal for nightclubs, live arenas, festivals and touring.

Tom Danley is rightly known for his innovation in loudspeaker design. Danley holds 17 loudspeaker patents, including the Servodrive subwoofer, the Unity Horn which was succeeded by the Synergy Horn, the Tapped Horn, the Paraline and Shaded Lens Technology. Additionally, Danley has been a research leader in the uses of acoustics in the military and industrial applications specifically related to active noise cancellation.

Danley has raised the bar again with the new Pure Groove by Danley ‘PGD’ series by utilizing unrivaled audio technology to create an immersive musical experience for the audience and fans. Every layer of sound is clear and true, bass frequencies are clearly defined and felt.

Line array systems have been the industry standard choice for large venues, music festivals and concert tours for a number of years because there has been no other option – until now. Not only are line arrays bulky, but the sound waves they emit actually distort each other, creating phase cancellation and a loud but muddy sound. Our speakers deliver a pure, more powerful sound so fans can experience music the way it’s meant to be heard.

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