A new sonic lab complex, STOOR - located in a basement space formerly used as a government testing agency and as a fallout shelter - has opened within the heart of Rotterdam. This generously reinforced space, open 24/7 and with no stylistic limitations placed on its guests, will be available to intrepid electronic producers (novice and veteran alike). Specifically designed to encourage improvisation and expressive surprises, STOOR features a number of distinct elements that are unique not just to the Netherlands, but to the entirety of international electronic music culture. It offers an unparalleled selection of music-making tools, housing a number of highly rare vintage pieces as well as modern standbys - that is to say, everything from classic keyboard synths to the newest and most advanced modular systems. As perhaps the only hybrid “archive / lab / document” space of its kind, STOOR is poised to become a cauldron bubbling over with new sonic flavors and, more importantly, with remarkable new possibilities for how to work and communicate with one’s peers and audience.