Q-O2 is an arts laboratory for experimental music and sound art. Since 2006, the organisation has its own space in the Brussels canal zone. Here, Q-O2 organises residencies for artists, focussing on artistic research and reflection over the production of finished works. The public output of this research takes a variety of forms including showings, concerts, thematic projects, symposia, publications, workshops, and the annual festival Oscillation. Q-O2 practices collaborative and transversal methods, and it welcomes cross-overs into other disciplines, and various urban and social contexts, as well as collaborations with both local and international partners. Since 2016, the laboratory runs the publishing-house umland; an imprint for books on sonic cultures, artistic creation, and critical reflection.