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10 October 2010 | 20.30 hrs. | Lecture/Demonstration | Free


4th edition of CalArts exchange program at STEIM

Stephanie Smith, Carmina Escobar, Stina Haraldsdottir, Dan Eaton and Clay Chaplin


Located in Valencia California, CalArts has been one of the traditional hubs for music and art experimentation on West Coast. Since 2007, STEIM and their Experimental Sound Practices program have established an exchange program where they send a group of promising students to work intensively on projects in our studios. For each edition we have experimented with Professor Clay Chaplin in different methods of working with the students, and have seen fruitful results ranging from interactive circuit sculptures to a multi-media ensemble performance. They return this year again with a new group of students with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Come check out what they come up with this time!

2009 edition:


Sunday, Oct 10, 2010

Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

Time: 20.30 hrs. (Door open 20.00 hrs.)

Charge: Free



CALARTS Experimental Sound Practices

"The Experimental Sound Practices program was established for musicians, composers, and sound artists with a strong musical background who want to explore the more radical branches of contemporary sound. While coursework provides a strong foundation in the theory and application of digital media as well as the critical issues surrounding it, making work and presenting it in concert or installation is the key. Opportunities to hear your work include the school-sponsored ESP Nights and the student-run Sounding Out series, as well as self-produced events in our concert halls or other spaces around CalArts.


Looking back over the last few years of ESP Night concert programs, I see circuit-bending, instrumental modifications and deconstructions, random sound-effects database surfing, field recordings paired with ionic filters, an amplified rake, terrain-to-sound mappings, typewriter plus string quartet, video game hacking, cracking and downsmacking, live cooking (and eating), all mixed in with a healthy portion of electro acoustic improvisation and other digital musics. Our creative impulses and critical discourses take us in many directions, but we work together to produce a rich environment for sonic experimentation. Welcome to our site."

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