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13 May 2010 | 20:30 hrs. | Lecture/Demonstration | Free

STEIM Hotpot Lab #5

Things you always wanted to know about

Vimeo videos:

Things you will learn:

Works by Kaffe Matthews 

IRCAM by Diemo Schwarz

EME (Earth Moon Earth) Transmission by Daniela De Paulis

What to do when your computer crashes during a performance by STEIM


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

Time: 20.30 hrs. (door opens at 20:00)

Charge: Free


You know all the things that you just wanted to know but never had the chance to look it up, like what really goes on at IRCAM in Paris or how to bounce images off the moon? Well, we have some answers for you.


Our next Hotpot Lab will feature the wonderful Kaffe Matthews, laptop music pioneer and former STEIM artistic advisor, talking about her recent work and Diemo Schwarz, chief researcher at IRCAM's IMTR team talking about their extensive R&D on interactive music systems and  sound / gesture analysis. We will also have artist Daniela De Paulis talk about her recent exploration into EME (Earth Moon Earth transfer) working with radio enthusiasts towards a live performance that utilizes data reflection off the moon. STEIM will also drop some knowledge from their concert archive looking at how artists deal with system crashes and bugs during performances. See you there!



ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES------------------------------


Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England and lives and works in London.

Since 1990 she has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, Scottish weather, desert stretched wires, NASA scientists, melting ice in Quebec and the BBC Scottish symphony orchestra. Currently she is researching 3D composition through Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos and Atlantic salmon in Northumberland rivers. Acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of electronic improvisation and live composition, Kaffe has released 6 solo CD’s on the label Annette Works.

More at


Diemo Schwarz is a researcher-developer in real-time applications of computers to music with the aim of improving musical interaction, notably sound analysis--synthesis, and interactive corpus-based concatenative synthesis.

Since 1997 at Ircam (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique--Musique) in Paris, France, he combined his studies of computer science and computational linguistics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with his interest in music, being an active performer and musician. He holds a PhD in computer science applied to music from the University of Paris, awarded in 2004 for the development of a new method of concatenative musical sound synthesis by unit selection from a large database. This work is continued in the CataRT application for real-time interactive corpus-based concatenative synthesis within Ircam`s Real-Time Music Interaction (IMTR) team. More at


Daniela De Paulis´ artistic practice and research are both focusing on contemporary cities and their spatial meanings. Her practice aims to transform pre-existing spaces through a physical and conceptual engagement with the space/place itself. In de Paulis´ recent works she has been looking at spaces of compression, using carton containers as moulds for white sculptures. Her performance-installations often involve the use of ink, building material, paper and paint as extensions of the body-material towards the surrounding space.

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