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16 October 2011 | Concert

5th edition of CalArts exchange program at STEIM

Original annoucement:

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. Professor Clay Chaplin returns with a selected group of students investigating new areas in performance and instrument design. Students will each present their work developed during their 2 weeks period at STEIM and at the end perform as a group.


Heather Lockie, MaryClare Bryztwa, Jinku Kim, Max Foreman and Clay Chaplin

Sunday, Oct 16, 2011

Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

Time: 20.30 hrs.

Charge: Free


video from 2010 edition:

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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