Soundtrack live

What is the power of sound in film? Is a thriller without suspense music really all that scary? And what is the effect of a ‘leitmotiv’? Eye and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ are the two venues for Soundtrack Live. Pupils will discover how sound and image work together.

© Martina Simkovicova
© Martina Simkovicova

Making film music

During an interactive tour of Eye, pupils are first acquainted with film, its history and the role of sound. They then attend a workshop in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ to apply the knowledge they have gained. Using special instruments such as synthesizers and theremins, pupils will themselves create a live soundtrack to a classic film scene. The fun thing is: everyone can make music at any level, you don’t have to know how to read notes.
This programme is suited for all secondary education levels.



3 hours


€ 250,- per group

Number of participants

Maximum of 1 class

Number of supervisors

Bring one supervisor per 15 students. When booking, we always agree the final number with you. Access for supervisors is free.

For whom

All secondary education levels


Eye Filmmuseum + Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Book programme

This combination programme can be booked by contacting the Education department of the Muziekgebouw: