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19 November 2011 | 14:30 - 23:30 | Concert

STEIM at STRP Festival

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Original annoucement:

STEIM presents a special program at STRP featuring  hyper-active performances, lectures, screenings and student demos. The concert program features Japanese mind twisting audio visual performer Doravideo and Lebanon's pioneering electronic artist Tarek Atoui. Drum-turntable duo by Mark Sanders and dj sniff and "Collapse of PAL" by Rosa Menkman and Áron Birtalan also join the bill. STEIM Director Dick Rijken and new media artist Edwin van der Heide will give lectures on the history of live electronic arts through demos of vintage instruments and archival videos. A documentary on STEIM's founding fathers and their revolutionary project "Reconstructie" will be screened and in the cubicle stage recent STEIM-advised student projects by Luuk Schipperheyn, Bastiaan Ekeler and Jing Wang will be presented.



Saturday, November 19
STRP Festival, Eindhoven (route) (tickets)
14:30 - 23:30 Light Cafe & Cubicle


CONCERTS --------------------------



Doravideo is the brain child of Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (drums and computer), who appeared in the 2005 summer grand bazaar commercial for the department store Laforet Harajuku, won an honorary mention in the Digital Music division of Europe's largest media art festival, ARS Electronica, and has been active as the drummer in the band Yamaguchi, which has stirred up quite a storm of prizes and awards world wide. The DVD released in July of this year, 'DoraVideo Volume 1', managed to violate every imaginable law, committing copyright infringement, slander, indecent exposure, has been awarded a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records for offensiveness, and went out of print just before release.


Tarek Atoui
was born in Lebanon in 1980 and moved to Paris in 1998 where he studied contemporary and electronic music at the French National Conservatory of Reims. He was artistic co-director of the STEIM Studios in Amsterdam in 2008, and released his first solo album in the Mort Aux Vaches series for the label Staalplaat (Amsterdam/Berlin).
Atoui is a sound artist who’s known work in sound performance articulates composition, physicality and engineering in complex and original ways. He specializes in creating computer tools for interdisciplinary art forms and education such as his pioneering youth workshop, Empty Cans, that he presented in France, Holland, Lebanon, Egypt, and New York, as part of his Museum as Hub residency at the New Museum. His recent productions and performances took place at many contemporary art events, festivals and exhibitions such as The Sharjah Biennial (UAE), The New Museum (New-York), La Maison Rouge (Paris), Darat Al Funun (Amman), the Mediacity Biennial(Seoul), Haus Der Kunst (Munich)…


Every technology possess its own inherent accidents. ЯOSΛ MEÐ�KMΛN is a Dutch visualist who focuses on visual artifacts created by accidents in digital media. The visuals she makes are the result of glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise. Although many people perceive these accidents as negative experiences, Rosa emphasizes their positive consequences. Áron Birtalan is a musician / media artist from Budapest, Hungary, currently living in The Hague, NL. His works and interests primarily focus on minimalist music, sonic environments, failure aesthetics, DIY ethics, romanticism, religious art and music, medievalism, Greek and South-East Asian mythology and lo-fi electronic media.


Mark Sanders first musical experiences in the early 1980`s were with left-field rock groups having played with amongst others The Delta 5, Gene loves Jezebel, more recently Broadcast. Mark has played with most of the UK`s major improvisers including Derek Bailey, Paul Rutherford, Howard Riley, Lol Coxhill, Philip Wachsmann, Keith Tippet, Larry Stabbins and Louis Moholo. He also has popular partnership with bassist John Edwards playing with many people notably in trios with Veryan Weston, Evan Parker, Alex Hawkins and Shabaka Hutchins. In the late 1990`s Mark started a twelve year stint with dub/world/rock bassist Jah Wobble`s groups collaborating with Bill Laswell, Harold Budd, The Dubliners` Ronnie Drew and Lao musicians Molam Lao, playing in the UK, US and Japan, tours and major rock and folk festivals around the world and with award winning `Chinese Dub` and `Japanese Dub` projects. He has released well over 100 CDs. dj sniff ”plays the playback” through scratching, cutting and stuttering various records that reflect his influences from free improvisation to hip-hop. Utilizing custom built samplers, he can capture and playback sounds at lighting speed or layer them to build heavy drones. In any case, nothing is subtle.


LECTURES ------------------------

Dick Rijken is director of STEIM and professor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He also works as an independent consultant in the field of digital culture and new media and is a policy advisor for the Dutch government and for the EU. His primary interest is the changing role of culture in western society. He looks at information systems as cultural products and investigates how traditional cultural players such as broadcasters and museums can redefine their role in our emerging network society.

Edwin van der Heide is an artist and researcher in the field of sound, space and interaction. He extends the terms composition and musical language into spatial, interactive and interdisciplinary directions. His work comprises installations, performances and environments. The audience is placed in the middle of the work and challenged to actively explore, interact and relate themselves to the artwork. He has presented his work at renown museums and festivals as SMAK - Ghent, Ars Electronica Festival - Linz, Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam, V2_'s DEAF - Rotterdam, ICC - Tokyo, NAMOC - Beijing, Transmediale - Berlin, SONAR - Barcelona, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, SFMOMA, FILE - Brazil and SONAMBIENTE - Berlin. Besides running his own studio he's part-time assistant professor at Leiden University (LIACS / Media Technology MSc programme) and heading the Spatial Interaction Lab at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatory and Arts Academy in The Hague. He was Edgard Varèse guest professor at the Technische Universität Berlin (2009) and won the Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award 2009 for his entire body of work.


SCREENING -----------------------

A short documentary on multi-media opera Reconstructie which became the foundation for STEIM. STEIM's founding fathers Louis Andriessen, Reinbert de Leeuw and other are interviewed about this revolutionary project in 1969.


CUBICLE DEMOS --------------------------

Jing Wang is an interaction designer and professional dancer. He will present his project "inMusic | Direct and continuous, motion-sensitive music experience for dancers" which was developed during his Final Master Project at the Technical University Eindhoven and advised by STEIM. inMusic allows dancers to gain an embodied music experience through an application that enhances both the musical as well as the physical abilities of a dancer. The device is a wearable system of sensors that register movements of dancers and provides real-time feedback on the musicality of their executed movements, directly through the music that is playing.

Luuk Schipperheyn (1987) studied Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology and is now following the masters course Instruments & Interfaces, a joint venture between the institute for Sonology and STEIM. In his projects, Luuk explores the possibilities of making the interaction between man and technology more expressive.

Bastiaan Ekeler has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology. For his final year graduation project he examined how evolutionary principles could be applied to the personalisation of musical instruments. By using genetic algorithms and user-centred fitness selection he aims to create an instrument that co-evolves with its musician. For this project he used 3D printing to capture his love of music as well as a musician’s love for making music to allow for a greater richness in the expression of their creativity. Bastiaan Ekeler's work focuses on the use of technology to enrich people’s lives. He wants to bring a little more joy to the world by offering people new ways of using and experiencing technology, so they can explore the world around them and have fun.

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