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6 December - 13 December 2011 | Workshop

STEIM Instrument Lab #2

Original annoucement:


Second edition of the STEIM Instrument Lab. Artists from left to right: Lukas Pearse (CA), Arianna Ferrari (IT), Benjamin Cerigo (UK). Not pictured: Or Gdlalia (IL), Dan Mikesell (KR).  


Anew seminar and collaborative residency program dealing with the building of new instruments and the artistic practices which emerge from interactive, performance-based thinking. The program is a crash-course in STEIM philosophy, interaction principles, and practical considerations for the live and virtuosic performance of electronic music. Participants will engage with STEIM staff and with each other through hands-on workshops, staff-led discussions, and group mentoring sessions. This week-long program will also serve as an ideal first visit to STEIM, an opportunity to discuss potential future collaborations, and a chance to become a part of the international network of artists and musicians that pass through STEIM and the Netherlands.

    The fee for attendance includes the following:
  • Presentations, workshops, and mentoring sessions
  • Shared use of a soundproof studio space for recording, collaborative work, and experimentation
  • Shared use of a larger concert/workshop space for collaborative work, experimentation, and performance
  • Shared use of the Soundbunker workspace
  • Smaller quiet work atelier for study and research
  • Shared use of equipment, including computers, software, sound cards, controllers, PA system, soldering irons, etc.
  • Free software license for STEIM's LiSa, real-time sampling system for live performance
  • Free software license for STEIM's junXion lite, sensor interfacing and data mapping software

Discounts are available for groups. Scholarships may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Additionally, we are able to offer a limited number of accommodations to resident artists at a heavily discounted rate. These accommodations are available at the STEIM guesthouse, right around the block from the studios and workshop spaces, and are extremely cheap by Amsterdam standards. Please let us know in advance if you'd like to reserve a spot in our guesthouse.

To apply for participation in this program you can send an email to with your motivation accompanied by your resumé, bio and links to audio/visual materials online.

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