Announcement: STEIM Party! Thursday, June 18 2009

Come join us celebrate the first half of our 40th anniversary with performances, installations and presentations in all of our studios.
One year ago, on the same day, we hosted a memorable event with artists and audience members from around the world gathering to show support for STEIM when it was under threat to cease to exist. That night also coincided with the passing of our former director Michel Waisvisz. This year, we want to remember the hard times of last year’s and thank our audience that got us through it. And of course to celebrate our 40th birthday. The evening will feature exciting local and international acts, a room dedicated to our late director and his achievements in electronic music, and presentations of new work that has been done at STEIM. Hope to see you all there!

steim-at-40
design by Kai-Ting Lin

PERFORMANCES:
Take aka Sweatson Klank (US)
Folia – Yannis Kyriakides (NL) & Andy Moor (NL)
Yota Morimoto (JP/NL)
Kassen (NL)
Byungjun Kwon (KR/NL)
DJ by dj sniff

INSTALLATIONS:
PulseFF by Jan Bas Bollen (NL)
New Mobile Touch Installation
The Michel Waisvisz Room

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 18.00 hrs. (performances will start at 20:00 hrs.)
Entrance: 5 euros
Reservations and more information: knock@steim.nl or 020-6228690

ARTIST VIDEOS:



ARTIST BIOs:

TAKE aka Sweatson Klank
After realeasing numerous sucessful EP’s on labels like Buttermilk, Poobah, Swedish Brandy,and Astro Lab, and working/remixing artists like Daedelus (Ninja Tune), Caural( Chocolate Industries, Mush), Rednose Distrikt ( Rush Hour), TAKE drops his Long Awaited full length. “ Earthtones & Concrete “ is 18 tracks that further blur the line between instrumental Hip Hop and Outer Space. “ These songs are nothing short of epic journeys, continuously evolving compositional collages that lead the listener down a dust covered road of bit-crushed melodies and molested jazz samples. Think Brian Eno meets J Dilla..

“Take makes music that makes love. His intricate melodies are hugged by warm bass shaking tingling textures from kissing trees.” -Frosty, Dublab

“Take is foraging a brand of deeply listenable instrumental hip-hop. Hypnotic, psychedelic, laidback- in other words, thoroughly West Coast.” –Tomas Palermo, XLR8R

“This music is diamonds in the raw, coal yet compressed, and quite the same, people will be unearthing it for years to come.” -Daedelus, Ninja Tune/Mush

Yannis Kyriakides
Yannis Kyriakides was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1969 and as a result of the military occupation in 1974 emigrated with his family to Britain. After travelling for a year with his violin in the near east, learning traditional music, he returned to England to study musicology at York University, later being drawn by the music of Louis Andriessen to move to The Netherlands, with whom he studied under at the Hague Conservatory. At that time he also had the inspiring opportunity to collaborate as composer on three projects with the maverick conceptual sound artist Dick Raaijmaakers and the director Paul Koek. He currently lives in Amsterdam, with his wife and son.

As a composer he strives to create new forms and hybrids of media, synthesizing disparate sound sources and exploring spatial and temporal experience. He has focused in the majority of his work on ways of combining traditional performance practices with digital media. The sensory space where music happens is a particular preoccupation, and for this end a way of bypassing the conventional structures of how music is presented is sought. The question as to what music is actually communicating is also a recurring theme in his work and he is often drawn to the relation between emotion and language and how that defines our experience of music. Read more here.

Andy Moor
Born in London England 1962 Andy began his musical life in Edinburgh, Scotland playing guitar with the band Dog Faced Hermans, a multi faceted eclectic group that mixed energetic post punk energy with traditional tunes and improvisations….
In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join Dutch band The Ex and continues to be a full time member of this band….the openess and versatility of the musicians in this group has brought them intocontact with many musicians from different scenes and backgrounds..including Tom Cora(cello), Han Bennink(drums), Wolter Wierbos(trombone), Djibril Diabate (kora) John Butcher (sax) and Anne james Chaton (sound poet).

In 95 he performed his first series of completely improvised concerts as a duet with Terrie Ex, and later released a video of the best performances. In 1996 he began another group with Tony Buck (Necks), Joe Williamson and Leonid Soybelman (Ne Zhdali) called Kletka Red…fusing traditional Klezmer, Greek and Russian songs with their own frantic styles of playing….
In more recent years Andy has involved himself more with the Amsterdam improvisation scene and has worked alongside electronic musicians as well as composing soundtracks for films and he performing regularily with dancers such as Magpie music and Dance Company with Katie Duck . Read more here.

Yota Morimoto
Yota Morimoto (*1981) is a Japanese composer born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, currently undertaking a research at The Institute of Sonology in The Netherlands. His works explore unconventional approaches to generating and transmitting sound, implementing models of noise, turbulence and abstract machines. As a force multiplier of ibitsu, a multimedia collective, he has performed in festivals and conferences such as NWEAMO, Transmediale and ICMC. And beside those activities, he has collaborated with musicians such as Frances-Marie Uitti, Tatiana Koleva, Masato Suzuki, Akane Takada and Luc Döbereiner.

Kassen
Kassen Oud is a musician and producer who has been working and playing with ChucK for years now, in fact his main instruments are the ones he developed himself. Ge Wang bestowed him with the title of ‘Sherpa’ of the ChucK scene because of his extensive involvement with it. His music is chiefly released on the Dutch Creme Organization label. Kassen lives in The Hague.

Byungjun Kwon
Byungjun Kwon(1971 South Korea) started his musical career in early 90`s as a singer/songwriter and has released 7 albums ranging from alternative rock to minimal house. He creates music for records, soundtracks, fashion collections, contemporary dance, theatre plays and interdisciplinary events developing his own musical instruments and performance tools. Now he lives and works in Amsterdam.

Jan-Bas Bollen
Jan-Bas Bollen is a composer, sound designer, performance artist and violinist. In the past several years he has worked increasingly with video. He studied violin with Jan Bor and Herman Krebbers, composition with Joep Straesser, Theo Loevendie, Gilius van Bergeijk and Klaas de Vries. He has written music for various soloists, ensembles and theatre productions, including the HEX Ensemble (of which he is a founding member), the Volharding, Steamboat Switzerland and the Scapino Ballet. In many of his works he uses electronics to broaden his sound palette, but he also composes pieces on the computer. He often works with dancers and choreographers, such as Ross Cooper (UK), Daniel Belton (NZ) and Gonnie Heggen (NL). He and Alison Isadora work as the multimedia performance duo SYNC, and he regularly performs with percussionist Steve Heather.

dj sniff
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