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Basta released the Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music
updated: 28 February, 2009

 

Great 4 CD collection of tape music from Dutch Masters.
http://www.basta.nl/
 
 

junXion v4 presented at Harvestworks New York by Robert van Heumen
updated: 11 February, 2009

 

Location:
Harvestworks
596 Broadway, Suite 602
Between Houston and Prince Streets in SoHo
F V D B to Broadway/Lafayette
R W to Prince Street
6 to Bleecker Street
 
 

STEIM special guest at the Spark festival in Minneapolis
updated: 11 February, 2009

 

Performances and lectures by Joel Ryan, Taku Mizuta Lippit, Keir Neuringer and Robert van Heumen.
http://spark.cla.umn.edu/
 
 

junXion video tutorials
updated: 10 February, 2009

 

STEIM is pleased to announce the availability of a set of video tutorials for junXion v4/Lite. Together with the completely revised manuals, these tutorials were created as a visual guidance to show the power of junXion as a realworld to music mapping tool. Several short videos demonstrate how to use a joystick, a nintendo wiiremote, a webcam, etc. with junXion`s Patches to control the music parameters of a software synth in another application.
http://www.steim.org/steim/jxtutorials.html
 
 

Updated Concert Blog
updated: 04 February, 2009

 

We`ve updated the concertblog, closing the two years of concerts curated mainly by Takuro Lippit, STEIM`s artistic director. Read more here: http://www.steim.org/concertblog
We will move to a more general STEIM Blog for concert reviews and many more.
 
 

Updated Mobile Touch page
updated: 04 February, 2009

 

We`ve updated the page on STEIM`s Mobile Touch exhibition, with video`s and lots of pictures. Go here to see: http://www.steim.org/steim/mobiletouch.html
 
 

junXion v4 OUT NOW!
updated: 04 February, 2009

 

junXion v4 is a Mac OSX data routing application that can process the `sensors` of any HID(joysticks, mice, touchscreens, etc), MIDI, OSC (Open Sound Control), WiiRemote, Audio, Arduino sensor board and Video input data using conditionals, changes, etc. into MIDI events and/or OSC (Open Sound Control) events as its output. The resulting MIDI / OSC data is then available to any audio/music software that runs on that Mac or can be send to external MIDI interfaces or via a network to other computers listening to OSC messages. This way other OSX based music applications such as STEIM`s LiSa X (MIDI), Native Instrument`s Reaktor (MIDI/OSC), etc. or external Midi devices such as synthesizers, samplers, etc. can be controlled using cheap game controllers, the WiiRemote, Video tracking, etc.

This new version adds support for the Arduino sensorboard without needing to write a complex `Sketch` for it. Last but not least, video image tracking, a feature of an old time STEIM program, `BigEye` , has found its way into junXion v4.

junXion v4 ads extended flexibility and programmability to its functions and can turn any input device into a powerful music controller.The program is Universal Binary and is fully Mac OS Leopard compatible. junXion v4 is €75 for Mac OSX 10.4 or higher. Existing junXion v3.x or higher users can upgrade for free, while junXion v1.4 users can upgrade to v4 for €60.
 
 

STEIM Foundation is happy to announce the release of junXion Lite
updated: 26 January, 2009

 

http://www.steim.org/steim/junxionLite.html

junXion Lite is a limited feature version of junXion v4 and can be seen as an update of junXion v1.4. It is a Mac OSX (Universal Binary) data routing application that can process the `sensors` of any HID(joysticks, mice, touchscreens, etc), and one WiiRemote using conditionals, changes, etc. and change it into MIDI events. The resulting MIDI data is then available to any audio/music software that runs on that Mac or can be send to external MIDI interfaces. This way other OSX based music applications such as Steim`s LiSa X, Native Instrument`s Reaktor, Ableton Live, etc. or external Midi devices such as synthesizers, samplers, etc. can be controlled using cheap game controllers or the WiiRemote.

junXion Lite ads extended flexibility and programmability to its functions compared to junXion v1.4 and can turn any HID or WiiRemote input device into a powerful music controller.The program is Universal Binary and is fully Mac OS Leopard compatible. junXion Lite is €25 for Mac OSX 10.4 or higher. Existing junXion v1.4 users can upgrade for free. junXion Lite users can always upgrade later for €60 to the full junXion v4 version which ads more functionality and extra input devices such as Arduino sensorboard support and Video tracking.
 
 

Kids workshop: Making music with game controllers, by Ivo Bol at OCCII
updated: 13 January, 2009

 

Making music with game controllers. Sampling/sound workshop for children.

http://www.occii.org/kinderpret/kidskunst.html
http://www.ivobol.nl/workshop.html

 
 

Joel Ryan participates in Music and Machines IX
updated: 12 January, 2009

 

Music and Machines IX: Resistant Material

Culture Lab, Newcastle University: 15th-16th January 2009

This two-day symposium has been organised by Bennett Hogg, of the International Centre for Music Studies, and Sally Jane Norman, Director of Culture Lab. This is the ninth conference/symposium in the “Music and Machines” research series, which has been co-organised by Bennett and Sally Jane since 2004. It will take place in spaces 4 and 5 of Culture Lab on the 15th and 16th of January (see below for detailed times)

Symposium Themes
Musical practices encounter many sites of resistance/resistivity

• the engagement with, or overcoming of, physiological restrictions;
• the technological limitations of instruments, voices, computer systems, and other performance media;
• constraints imposed by musico-theoretical systems such as “common-practice” tonality and other formalistic issues;
• the unpredictability and/or ambiguity of some of the newer creative tools such as interactive software, circuit-bending or distributed performance systems;
• the critical dissonances that must be negotiated in much interdisciplinary collaboration, and so on.
• the staging of “difficulty” in terms of virtuosity or of expression.

“Music and Machines IX: Resistant Material” seeks to pull together some of the different ways that contemporary musicians and theorists have thematized or had to work through the issue of resistant materials.

Sessions will take the form of short presentations by invited presenters, followed by round table discussions, with members of “the audience” actively encouraged to become involved. The symposium serves an exchange of ideas, with more time than is usual in a standard conference for group discussions, and contributions, questions and observations from all attendees is actively encouraged.

Each evening, participants will present performances of their creative work in short one-hour concerts.

Music and Machines IX: Resistant Materials - Symposium Schedule

Thursday 14th January
10:00 - 11:00 - registration and technical checks for presenters
10:30 - 11:00 - Coffee
11:00 - 11:30 - Bennett Hogg and Sally Jane Norman - Introduction: Resistance(s)
11:30 - 12:00 - John Ferguson - Resistance as Standard (performance/presentation)
12:00 - 12:30 - Lars Iyer - The Melancholy of Resistance: Jandek`s Improvisational Practice.
12:30 - 13:00 - Discussion
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 - Joel Ryan - Knowing When
14:45 - 15:15 - Nick Williams - The reel-to-reel tape recorder as a transitional object: improvisation as investigation.
15:15 - 15:30 - Coffee
15:30 - 16:00 - Sally Jane Norman - Contexts of/as resistance
16:00 - 17:00 - Peter Nelson (chair) Discussion

19:30 - 20:30 - Performances

Friday 16th January
10:00 - 10:30 - Coffee
10:30 - 11:00 - Raymond MacDonald and Graeme Wilson - duo improvisation and discussion
11:00 - 11:30 - David Clarke - Resisting Resistance: An Intercultural Perspective on the Practice of Hindustani Music
11:30 - 11:45 - Coffee
11:45 - 12:15 - Bennett Hogg - Resistance and the Symbolic
12:15 - 13:00 - Discussion
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 - Paul Bell - Turntable improvisation: (re)defining setups, formulating strategies, and searching for a voice.
14:30 - 15:00 - Simon Waters - (Some) Resistances and affordances in composition and performance.
15:00 - 15:30 - Coffee
15:30 - 16:30 - Sally Jane Norman and Bennett Hogg (chairs) - Discussion and Synthesis

19:30 - 20:30 - Performances


 
 

STEIM on Create Digital Music
updated: 07 December, 2008

 

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2008/12/05/steim-is-saved-new-junxion-huge-jamboree-next-week-in-amsterdam/
 
 

Micro Jamboree 2008 website online!
updated: 29 November, 2008

 

Check out the schedule, and keep track of posts during the Jamboree. RSS feeds also available.
 
 

STEIM@DMU 2008
updated: 19 November, 2008

 

At the Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts - De Montfort University in Leicester
dj sniff, Frank Baldé and Byunjun Kwon present STEIM with a concert and a research seminar.
November 19 - 20, 2008

http://www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/events-2008-9.htm

 
 

Ervaren zakelijk directeur gezocht
updated: 13 November, 2008

 

Update: functie vervuld.
STEIM zoekt per z.s.m. een:
Ervaren zakelijk directeur (m/v) voor 32 uur per week

Functie-inhoud:

De zakelijk directeur is o.m. verantwoordelijk voor:

  • subsidieaanvragen en –verantwoordingen (structureel en projectmatig)
  • fondsen- en sponsorwerving
  • liquiditeitsbewaking
  • opstellen contracten/contractonderhandelingen met organisaties, artiesten en freelancers.
  • personeelsbeleid en uitvoering ervan
  • zakelijke bedrijfsvoering (verzekeringen, huurcontracten, etc.)

De zakelijk directeur wordt in zijn/haar werkzaamheden ondersteund door een boekhoudkundig medewerker (op freelance basis, gemiddeld 0,2 fte per week) en krijgt secretariële ondersteuning van een kantoormedewerker.

Functie-eisen:

  • aantoonbare ervaring in een soortgelijke functie binnen een culturele organisatie
  • goed bekend met subsidiënten, fondsen en sponsors
  • sterke persoonlijkheid, zelfstandig kunnen werken, goede communicatieve vaardigheden, snel kunnen schakelen, stressbestendig, geen 9 tot 5 mentaliteit
  • uitstekende beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal

Voor meer informatie kun je contact opnemen met Erika Combée via 020 6228690 (maandag t/m donderdag).
Sollicitaties met CV kun je uiterlijk voor 1 december a.s. sturen naar vacature@steim.nl o.v.v. sollicitatie + je naam.
 
 

STEIM in Japan - presentations by Takuro Lippit
updated: 22 October, 2008

 

Takuro Mizuta Lippit in lectures and concerts - Takuro Mizuta Lippit from the STEIM Foundation in the Netherlands will give lectures and electronic music concerts in Japan.

24 October Lecture at Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku

27 October - Lecture at Meiji University Media Studio

28 October, concert featuring OFFSEASON, yudayajazz, L?K?O, dj sniff, Takuro Mizuta Lippit http://www.aoiheya.com/index.php

29 October - Entertainment COmputing 2008 at Kanazawa Art Museum Theatre 21 http://www.dc-meiji.jp/ec2008/program.html

30 October - Akira Sakata, dj sniff, Tomomi Adachi Trio at Uplink Shibuya
http://www.uplink.co.jp/factory/log/002773.php

http://www.nihonoranda.jp/en/events/item/461
 
 

New Sounds from Holland 2008
updated: 21 October, 2008

 

New Music in Shanghai, China
Daniel Schorno-STEIM, Joel Ryan-STEIM and Christina Oorebeek are the central composers of the New Sounds from Holland festival between October 28th to 31st in Shanghai.

The events will take place at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art at the FuDan University, the College of Digital Arts at the Shanghai University and the New Media Department at the China Academy of Art (Hang Zhou).

After Shanghai Christina Oorebeek and Daniel Schorno will continue to Wuhan, to work an intensive period of a week during which they will give lectures, masterclasses and concerts, at the composition department-of the Conservatory of Music from 3 to 7 of November.

From Oct 27 till Nov 7, in cooperation with MCN Netherlands
http://www.muziekcentrumnederland.nl/en/contempora...

http://www.steim.org/steim/pdf/NewSoundsHolland200...
http://www.steim.org/steim/pdf/DSPiecesChina.pdf

 
 

Kantoormedewerker gezocht
updated: 21 October, 2008

 

Update: functie vervuld.
STEIM, internationaal centrum in Amsterdam voor onderzoek en ontwikkeling op het gebied van instrumenten en software, toegepast in de elektronische podiumkunsten, zoekt per 1 januari 2009:

Kantoormedewerker (m/v)

Voornaamste taken: secretariële, productionele en facilitaire werkzaamheden

Eisen:
- Verantwoordelijk, initiatiefnemend en dienstverlenend
- Uitstekende beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal

Sollicitaties met CV uiterlijk per 3 november a.s. naar vacature@steim.nl o.v.v. sollicitatie + uw naam.
Zie ook http://www.steim.org/steim/vacature.html

 
 

about falling
updated: 14 October, 2008

 

Hetveem theater presents Thursday 16 October the premiere of the new dance performance
about falling from the young, national and international appreciated choreographer/dancer Diego Gil (NL/ARG) in cooperation with dramaturg Igor Dobricic (NL/RS) and with music of the international working musician Tarek Atoui (STEIM Artistic Advisor 2008).



http://www.hetveemtheater.nl/
 
 

Instituut voor Sonologie Concert
updated: 30 September, 2008

 




 
 

Linux Audio Course at WORM
updated: 26 September, 2008

 

Working with Linux? With the most important OpenSource audio projects for midi sequencers, softsynths, effect plugins and samplers? WORM offers a Linux audio course developed by Lieven Moors.

To apply or for more info:
Katelyn@wormweb.nl
or
http://agenda.wormweb.nl/nieuws.php?request=nieuws...
 
 

Live performance on "Pataphone" by The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
updated: 25 September, 2008

 

The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse on Second Life will be playing Michel Waisvisz`s "Pataphone" live in Second Life during a concert October 3rd at 12 noon SLT / 2100 CET.
The piece will be the first on the program, and is dedicated to the memory of Michel.

Link for information:
http://avatarorchestra.blogspot.com/
 
 

Discovery 08
updated: 24 September, 2008

 

STEIM will be featured at Discovery 08, an event full of new ideas, new science and new ways to party, taking place on Friday 26th of September in NEMO, Amsterdam from 21:00 to 04:00

STEIM will present the Wii JamSessions, an interactive sound installation where the visitor participates in a rhythmic jamsession using their own vocal sounds. Also representing STEIM will be Toktek, performing solo and together with the band Hit Me TV.

admission fee: 10 euros
more info: http://www.discovery08.nl
 
 

Michel Waisvisz (in memoriam) : SHEPHERDING ON THE DATA FARM at TodaysArt
updated: 23 September, 2008

 

at Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag
Sep 26 & 27, 2008
22:30 hrs.
Tickets http://www.todaysart.nl/2008/tickets.php?w=1120

Michel Waisvisz (1949-2008) dedicated his life to the idea of "touching sound" through innovative instruments and energetic performances. He lead STEIM (Studio for Electro Instrumental Music, Amsterdam) as Director for 27 years and his vision on independent live electronic music continues to inspire performing artists around the world. STEIM`s artistic and technical departments supports an international community of performers and musicians and a growing group of visual artists. "Shepherding on the Data Farm" is one of Waisvisz`s few and last compositions made in late 2007. STEIM`s current Artistic Director Takuro Mizuta Lippit (DJ Sniff) will present this 13 minute tape piece. (text from TodaysArt Program)
 
 

Lecture Robert van Heumen at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore
updated: 16 September, 2008

 

Digital Instruments: a personal view on digital instrumentalism in performance and composition
Robert van Heumen will talk about his live performance and studio work, demonstrating STEIM’s live sampling software LiSa and the mapping software junXion. He will reflect on digital tools in an instrumental context: using the computer and various controllers as a performative instrument, matching the split-second action-reaction of acoustic musicians.
The lecture will take place on Wednesday September 17, from 2-3:30pm in room 314C.
http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/
 
 

Robert van Heumen participates in the High Zero festival in Baltimore
updated: 16 September, 2008

 

High Zero is the premier festival of Improvised, Experimental music on the East Coast from Sept 18-21 2008, being fully devoted to new collaborations between the most inspired improvisors from around the world.
http://www.highzero.org/
http://hardhatarea.com/
 
 

junXion v3.3 available for download now!
updated: 11 September, 2008

 

http://www.steim.org/software/junXion_v3/
 
 

STEIM at the Uitmarkt 2008
updated: 26 August, 2008

 

Mobile Touch Exhibition
from Friday August 29 until Sunday August 31, 2008
Openinghours:
Friday 20.00 - 24.00 h.
Saturday 12.00 - 24.00 h.
Sunday 13.00 - 23.00 h.

Soundperformance by One Man Nation (Singapore/NL) and Atoui (Lebanon) hosted by STEIM
Saturday 20.00 h.

http://www.nimk.nl or http://www.stubnitz.com

This a coorpartion with Nederlands Instituut voor mediakunst.
 
 

Touch Mobile Exhibition
updated: 04 August, 2008

 

at the TIME CANVAS Festival 2008 in Antwerp, Belgium
Sunday August 24, 2008
http://www.champdaction.be/nl/time-canvas/
 
 

STEIM needs your support!
updated: 21 July, 2008

 

Things are not well at STEIM. We are in the danger of losing our structural funding from the government, based on a review from the advisor board which called us "closed and only appealing to a niche audience".

In the meantime we`ve submitted our Response to the Council for Culture (stating why STEIM should be a part of the basic infrastructure), accompanied by the more than 1000 support letters and emails, and we`ve send an Addendum to the NFPK+ (the fund we are forwarded to by the Minister of Culture).

Many thanks to all of you who responded! If you`d still like to show your support, you can do so here.

As of this moment we have received 492 online support emails, 555 support letters and 75 support letters during through CHI Nederland!

All over the world there are online blogs supporting STEIM.
 
 

Songs of Praise dedicated to Michel Waisvisz
updated: 01 July, 2008

 

On monday july 14th, 2008 parisian Radio Aligre FM`s indispensable Songs of Praise emission will be dedicated to Michel Waisvisz and his work.
More on http://www.harsmedia.com/SoundBlog/Archief/00638.p...
Also Crackle LP available at http://mutant-sounds.blogspot.com/2007/03/michael-...
 
 

)toon) loves STEIM
updated: 18 June, 2008

 

Zo 22 juni 2008:
mini-concert in Nieuwe Vide met Spoelstra en Coen Oscar Polack

STEIM, het laboratorium voor elektronische instrumentale muziek verkeert in zwaar weer. De Amsterdamse broedplaats waar al vele jaren tal van groten uit de wereld van de elektronische muziek hun werk konden ontwikkelen, dreigt door het stopzetten van de structurele subsidie fataal in haar activiteiten beknot te worden.
Wij van )toon), het Haarlemse festival voor muziek en kunst op basis van digitale elektronica, vinden dat een slechte zaak. Vele kunstenaars en musici die zich de afgelopen jaren op )toon)-festivals gemanifesteerd hebben, zijn ooit door STEIM gevormd of gestimuleerd.
Vandaar dat )toon) steun wil betuigen aan STEIM met een ‘)toon) loves STEIM’- mini-concert in samenwerking met de Nieuwe Vide en Narrominded.

Zondagmiddag 22 juni aanstaande wordt om 16:00 uur de expositie Pop Pop Kablaam afgesloten met korte optredens van Coen Oscar Polack (elektronica en teorsax) en Spoelstra (elektronica en gitaar). Beide musici zijn actief op het Haarlemse Narrominded-label.
Tevens zal de tentoonstelling Pop Pop Kablaam met werk van Waynehorse (Ger / NL), Florent Rupert & Jerome Mulot (Fr), Harmen de Hoop (NL), Sebastiaan Christoffel (Ger / NL), Wasco (NL), Martha Colburn (USA), Jeroen Kool (NL) deze middag voor het laatst te zien zijn.
Tentoonstelling van 14:00 – 17:00 uur.
Aanvang concert 16:00 uur.
Toegang Gratis en de Nieuwe Vide Bar is geopend.

En dat alles onder het motto )toon) loves STEIM.

Adres: Nieuwe Vide, Minckelersweg 6, Haarlem

www.toonfestival.nl
www.steim.org
www.nieuwevide.nl
www.narrominded.com
 
 

UM: International Festival for Experimental and Mixed Media
updated: 31 May, 2008

 

19 June - 22 June, 2008 in Lisbon, Portugal

`Wii Undressed` by Frank Baldé: Workshop on creative musical usage of game controller.
Featured performance, seminar lecture and leading chair of round table discussion on new musical instruments by dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit).

www.1um1.net
 
 

CultureLab residency
updated: 30 May, 2008

 

June 2-13: Robert van Heumen, STEIM`s managing director, will visit CultureLab in Newcastle, UK as composer in residence - giving a lecture and a concert
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/culturelab/
 
 

Acoustic Diagnostic - Kaliningrad
updated: 30 May, 2008

 

|| sound-art-music through eponymous instruments - a hands on approach ||
3 day workshop/seminar by Daniel Schorno / STEIM
13-15 juni 2008
at the International Sound Art project “Acoustic Diagnostic” in Kaliningrad



Eponymous instruments is a term that was conceived in 2007 for unique musical objects that are electronic, selfmade, sound producing or of the ’meta` type, and most importantly have embedded in them the characteristics associated with virtuosity aspects in performance (complexity, a growing learning curve and respective degree of repeatability).

The ’Crackle Scorpio` is one such instrument. It is based on STEIM`s CrackleBox, a portable ’alternative keyboard` analog audio synthesizer with in-built loudspeaker. By extending and circuit bending the CrackleBoard through analogue sensors and conductive surfaces, moisture, light, galvanic resistance and touch all come into play. The result is a sound object that displays the unique ’glitch` type sound of the ’Crackle` family, while its shape and form is left free and open to the designer-artists` imagination.

The workshop/seminar falls into five main parts: The goal of part one is to guide and inspire participants in making and learning to play their own Crackle Instruments and Objects. Part two is a master class on the integration of eponymous instruments with real-time sensor and sound manipulation softwares (like STEIM`s `JunXion` and `LiSa` programs). In part three, participants play the new instruments in site specific surrounding and exploring acoustic spaces for the creation of artistic audio and video content (exploration-through-playing). Part four consists of the performance preparation. Participants are individual guided and a scheme for the presentation is set up. Part five is the public performance by members of the workshop and workshop leader in various solos and/or group constellations.

A public lecture on my art experience and a selection of STEIM projects precedes the workshop/seminar.
The the workshop is developed in conjunction with the support of Jorgen Brinkman and Byung Jun Kwon.
 
 

NIME - 2008
updated: 29 May, 2008

 

Tina Blaine (Bean) - STEIM`s Artistic Advisor and Daniël Schorno - STEIM`s Creative project advisor will attend the 8th international conference NEW INTERFACES FOR MUSICAL EXPRESSION
5 - 7 June 2008, Genova - Italy
http://nime2008.casapaganini.org/
 
 

Why STEIM Matters, and Thanks
updated: 25 May, 2008

 

From http://createdigitalmusic.com/

Takuro Maizuta Lippit, aka dj sniff, writes in thanks for the international outpouring of support for the STEIM music and art research center in Amsterdam, which faces potentially losing government funding. Some readers raised some questions about why STEIM is asking for support, and what the institution’s significance is — a reasonable question — and Taku provides some background here:

What makes STEIM an unique place is that it emphasizes on supporting independent artists with experimental and adventurous ideas in the live electronic art world. These artists tend to be young up-and-coming or outsiders to specific genres and established scenes. The projects may seem like "pet projects" to other people, but often the artists themselves believe these experiments will have significant merit to the future of artistic expression. History has showed us that often innovation comes from the outside rather than the inside.

Although the support for these artists is quite minimal (we only offer space and advise), STEIM is able to continue this because of structural funding from the government. If not, we would have to write grant proposals for larger projects that appeal to specific funders. This will change the whole character of STEIM and go against the basic philosophy of what it was founded upon.

I came to STEIM as a DJ/Turntablist who wanted to play improvised music using tools that i built with Max/MSP and physical computing. STEIM opened their doors to me and provided a safe ground where i can freely experiment and develop my methods and aesthetics. Even though there are not many DJ and turntablists that come to STEIM, I truly feel like I am part of a community of artists that believe technology and new tools, however much of a pain in the ass they maybe, do create new artistic expression.

We are very grateful to the domestic and international support that are being voiced. We are planning special events in the following weeks to show our stand and hope pull through this situation.


I have to say, I was having coffee with CDM contributor Mike Una yesterday and trying to think of other research centers for music and art around the world, and STEIM is on a very, very short list. We’ll keep in touch with them as the situation evolves. For what it’s worth, I agree that the Dutch government isn’t under any kind of obligation to support STEIM, but then, that’s not the point: it’d be a real disappointment if they didn’t continue their unique and brave support of a one-of-a-kind resource.


 
 

Blog support for STEIM
updated: 23 May, 2008

 


Blog support from all over the world!

http://www.voyantes.net/blog/ ---- wIth a `I love STEIM` banner!

http://www.mvdaily.com/news/item.cgi?id=301870

http://mediataide.com/blog/2008/05/25/steim-needs-...

http://overlap.org/2008/05/22/help-keep-steim-runn...

http://electrical.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=67100...

http://www.de-bug.de/musik/4287.html

http://digital-music-world.blogspot.com/2008/05/he...

http://klsg.lomo.jp/?p=27

http://fgrote.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/save-steim/

http://mypdclass.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/save-ste...

http://www.dance-tech.net/profiles/blog/show?id=14...

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/05/steim_mus...

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2008/05/22/help-save...

http://musicthing.blogspot.com/2008/05/urgent-dutc...

http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=264...

http://www.nabble.com/-OT--STEIM-help-appeal-tt174...#a17409308

http://music.blogdig.net/archives/articles/May2008...

http://dailydiy.com/2008/05/22/steim-music-researc...

http://www.em411.com/show/blog/5503/1/Help_keep_ST...

http://www.barrythrew.com/2008/05/22/help-keep-ste...

http://ariealt.net/blog/2008/05/22/steim-in-great-...

http://the-palm-sound.blogspot.com/2008/05/save-st...

http://oldsocksandnewtoys.blogspot.com/2008/05/hel...

http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2008/05/steim-need...

http://max.iamas.ac.jp/2061/?p=1127

http://www.daonk.org/save-steim/

http://lukeabbottmusic.blogspot.com/2008/05/steim-...

http://www.blindingflesh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p...#53207

http://www.bathysphere.co.uk/2186.html?itemid=9650...

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/tag/steim/

http://modisti.com/system/steim-in-amsterdam-needs...

http://webagora.jp/news/2008/05/288.php

http://newscomments.myspace.com/modules/news/home....

http://javier-lara.blogspot.com/2008/05/ayudemos-s...

http://disquiet.com/2008/05/24/quote-of-the-week-s...

http://sendling-info.blogspot.com/2008/05/steim-ne...

http://www.earslap.com/?p=11
 
 

MCN ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC
updated: 07 May, 2008

 

Listening Landscape: Ton Bruynèl festival in Theater Kikker, Utrecht, May 15 - 17
http://www.theaterkikker.nl/informatie/Listening_L...
 
 

Some interesting links
updated: 15 April, 2008

 


http://david.dearden.ca/
http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/index.html
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/culturelab/
http://www.notam02.no/icma/interactivesystems/wg.h...
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/arts/27soun.html...
http://surveyor.com/
http://monome.org/
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/12/itp_winte...

 
 

Guest Concert blogger wanted
updated: 28 March, 2008

 

STEIM is looking for volunteers to review STEIM concerts on the concert blog.
Free entrance & 2 drinks.

Contact and info: knock@steim.nl
 
 

Territorial Phantom exhibition @ Netherlands Media Art Institute
updated: 28 March, 2008

 

Opening March 28, 5:00 pm
From 29-03-2008 until 12-05-2008
AES+F Group (RU), Yael Bartana (IL/NL), Cao Fei (CN), Yolande Harris (UK), Marine Hugonnier (F), Karen Lancel (NL), Lucas Lenglet (NL), Raqs Media Collective (IN), State of Sabotage (SoS), Artur Zmijewski (PL)
Employing a whole mix of attitudes, viewpoints and forms, the artists in Territorial Phantom respond to occupying and possessing space. In today`s culture, based around claiming and possession, organizations, businesses and countries appropriate ever more space, by privatizing public space or bringing `democracy` to countries, and where necessary eliminating opponents.

Specific zones such as a city, a mountain range, or simply a piece of paper are central to the artworks in this exhibition. Territorial Phantom is about not only physical, but also virtual and symbolic spaces. Spaces can be shaped and changed in character by political, cultural or personal interventions. In addition, places are often linked to personal and collective memory. They involve boundaries, or perhaps to put it better, thresholds, which extend beyond physical barriers or time. Territorial Phantom examines the ways in which the significance of a place changes through acts, emotions, dreams and memories. Or is it perhaps only our perspective which shifts? How do we ourselves deal with space, with occupying space, and how do we define our own position in a country and in regard to various territories?
 
 

Babelut Festival, art for the very smallest
updated: 05 March, 2008

 

Babelut is a festival for babies and toddlers of 0 to 3 years old, from 4 till 9 March 2008 in the Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof in Neerpelt, Belgium.

Kristina Andersen, researcher based at STEIM, will take part at Babelut with the workshops TOUCHY SOUNDS and NOSE PAINTING.

TOUCHY SOUNDS
Kristina Andersen

The Touchy Sounds suite consists of three different interfaces between sound and movement. Each setup explores a tightly defined experience model and acts as a tool for exploration into a series of relations between touch and sound. Four hats are fitted with wireless controllers and each hat will sing in a different voice when it is moved. During the workshop the children will play with the singing hats and eventually put their own voices into the hats and sing along. The Listening Chairs makes each an independent listening device. The workshop will consist of moving, pushing and scraping the chairs around. Later we will make music by drumming and tapping. The Sound Boxes are a series of black boxes that each illustrates a simple relationship between sound and touch.

NOSE PAINTING
Kristina Andersen and Maki Ueda

The workshop begins as the children are welcomed and dressed in white Japanese style workshop aprons. Seated on the floor on a large white cloth they will work together in groups of two sharing a large Indonesian style spice mortar. We introduce spices from the kitchens of both Asia and the low lands: kaffir lime leaves, black pepper, whole green cardamom, anis stars, cinnamon and allspice. The children work together to grind the spices and as the pods are broken and pulverised the room fills with inter mingling smells. The group then moves from mortar to mortar and experience and talk about the smells and what they remind us of. In the next stage of the workshop we then mix the ground spices with oil and rice glue and each child will be able to make a smell painting on blotting paper. Each spice painting can become a unique composition of spice to bring home and to remember this day by.

More info: http://www.clownsparkles.com and http://www.musica.be
 
 

Hardware volunteers
updated: 05 March, 2008

 

STEIM is looking for volunteers to assist in project-related hardware development. Experience in microcontroller programming and general electronics knowledge is preferable.

More information: knock@steim.nl or 020-6228690
Or send the application including resumé to knock@steim.nl mentioning ‘volunteer’ and your name.
 
 

Sonic Acts XII Acousmonium
updated: 15 February, 2008

 

On Sunday 24th February the Sonic Acts festival presents a four hour event in Paradiso with sound works performed on the Acousmonium.

The Acousmonium is the sound diffusion system designed in 1974 by François Bayle and used originally by the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) at the Maison de Radio France. The Acousmonium contains eighty speakers of different sizes placed across a stage at varying heights and distances. Their placement is based on their range, their power, their quality, and their directional characteristics. When built, Bayle stated: “It puts you inside the sound. It’s like the interior of a sound universe.” It provides a very complete and complex system for sound projecting acousmatic and electroacoustic music or instrumental music transformed by computers.

The Groupe de Recherches Musicales is a French organisation for research into sonology and electroacoustic music. It was founded in 1958 by Pierre Schaeffer as part of the ORTF and since then led by composers such as François Bayle and Daniel Teruggi. In 2008 the GRM celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of special projects in France and across the globe. In collaboration with Sonic Acts the GRM compiled the programme of this night.

With a.o. an introduction by Christian Zanési, performances of works by Bernard Parmegiani, Michel Chion, Pierre Schaeffer/Pierre Henry, Diego Losa, François Bayle and Daniel Teruggi; a live performance of Eliane Radigue`s Elemental II by Kasper T. Toeplitz; and Christian Fennesz, Christian Zanési en Hans-Joachim Roedelius live.

Sonic Acts XII The Cinematic Experience takes place form thursday 21 till sunday 24 February. More info and full programme on http://www.sonicacts.com

Sonic Acts XII
Acousmonium
Sunday 24 February
Paradiso
Weteringschans 6 - 8, Amsterdam
17.00 - 23.00 (doors open 16.30)

15 euro / 12,50 discount, including membership
 
 

STEIM in Tokyo
updated: 12 February, 2008

 

STEIM is invited to Tokyo from February 25 - March 2 by the Naya Collective. Activities include a lecture at ICC, a concert at Super Deluxe and a workshop at Tama Art University.



The workshop at Tama Art University will have 4 main sessions:

Taku Mizuta Lippit - Interfacing the physical and the digital
Frank Baldé - Data mapping in JunXion and LiSa
Robert van Heumen - Designing digital instruments
Nic Collins - Handmade Electronic Music -- The Art of Hardware Hacking

ICC http://www.ntticc.or.jp/index_e.html has been the center for digital arts in Japan for the last 10 years. They are the establishment and has supported Japanese artists like Ryoji Ikeda and Toshio Iwai before they gained international fame.

Super Deluxe http://www.super-deluxe.com/ is a venue in Tokyo with a diverse programming and audience. Takuro Mizuta Lippit, Nic Collins and Robert van Heumen will perform with Akira Sakata http://www.warabi.ne.jp/~daphnia-pulex/english/e_p... , Adachi Tomomi http://www.adachitomomi.com/index.html and Kubota Akihiro http://homepage2.nifty.com/~bota/ .

Tama Art University Information Design Course http://www.tamabi.ac.jp/wsc/english/dep/id.htm is a relatively new but one of most interesting departments in Japan. The chair, Akihiro Kubota http://www.ntticc.or.jp/Biography/Kubota_a/ is an important theorist in digital music and also was originally a well know writer on free jazz.

http://www.super-deluxe.com/2008/02/29/
http://www.purple.dti.ne.jp/naya/steim/
 
 

STEIM Seminar workshop presentation by Daniel Schorno,
updated: 19 December, 2007

 

Thursday 20 December at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, at the 4th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP OF THE TECHNOLOGIES OF THE BODY / http://www.lacasaencendida.com
 
 

5th International Mobile Music Workshop 2008
updated: 18 December, 2007

 

13-15 May 2008, Vienna, Austria
Call for Submissions: Deadline 10 February 2008
http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org

The Mobile Music Workshop 2008 is the 5th in a series of annual international gatherings that explore the creative, critical and commercial potential of mobile music. They are inspired by the ever-changing social, geographic, ecological, emotional context of using mobile technology for creative ends. We are looking for new ideas and ground-breaking projects on sound in mobile contexts. What new forms of interaction with music and audio lie ahead as locative media, ubiquitous networks, and music access merge into new forms of experiences that shape the everyday? Can they change the way we think about our mobile devices and about walking through the city?

The emerging field of Mobile Music sits at the intersection of ubiquitous computing, portable audio technology and New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). It goes beyond today’s personal music players to include creative practices of mobile music making, sharing and mixing. The mobile setting challenges existing notions of interfaces and interaction, stretching music to new creative limits. The workshop has been at the forefront of this innovative area since 2004. Past editions of the event have taken place in Amsterdam, Brighton, Vancouver and Göteborg in collaboration with the Viktoria Institute, STEIM, Waag Society, Futuresonic, NIME and others.

The 2008 edition of the workshop will be held in Vienna, one of the hotspots in the European for laptop, glitch, and electronic music. Hosted by the University of Applied Arts, it will feature three evenings of performances and installations, an exhibition in the heart of the city, invited speakers, paper presentations, posters and demo sessions as well as hands-on tutorials. Besides the workshop proceedings, we will publish a catalogue that will gather key contributions from the last 5 years. We invite artists, designers, academic researchers, hackers, industry professionals and practitioners from all areas, including music, technology development, new media, sound-art, music distribution, cultural/media studies and locative media and more to present and discuss projects, prototypes, applications, devices, performances, installations, theoretical and historical considerations.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Submission deadline: 10 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2008
Submission deadline for final papers: 14 April 2008
Registration deadline: 14 April 2008

PARTICIPATE

Please upload your submission in any of the three following categories at http://ocs.waag.org/. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by a committee of international specialists in the field.

Papers

We invite submissions of workshop papers presenting new projects, approaches or reflections exploring the topic of mobile music. Potential submissions could include but are not limited to mobile music systems or enabling technologies, interface design, legal issues, user studies, ethnographic fieldwork, social implications, art pieces and other areas relevant to mobile music. Accepted paper authors will be given a time slot during the workshop for presentation and discussion of their work. They are encouraged to bring a demo of their work if possible.

Format: 4 pages in ACM SIG publications format (for templates, see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). More artistic submissions are free to pay less attention to the academic or technical detail of the format, and to include more media instead.

Posters and Demos

We also invite the contribution of posters and demos that document work-in-progress projects or ideas in similar areas of mobile music technology as the papers. There will be a poster and demo presentation session where attendees will be able to discuss work with the authors. The most robust of the demos will be offered the opportunity to exhibit to the general public during the open sessions (although this is not mandatory). Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference.

Format: 2 pages in ACM SIG publications format (for templates, see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). More artistic submissions are free to pay less attention to the academic or technical detail of the format, and to include more media instead.

Installations and Performances

We invite mobile art installations and performances in the genres of mobile music and locative audio. There will be an exhibition space in central Vienna, and the possibility to show work in the city. There will also be a series of evening performances/concerts/parties.

Format: Please follow loosely the ACM SIG publications format (for templates, see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html) without too much academic or technical detail and include more media instead. Please indicate if your project would be suitable for indoor or outdoor, installation or performance.

REGISTRATION & FEE

The workshop will have both closed sessions for registered participants and sessions open to the general public. The number of participants for the closed sessions of the workshop is limited to 50 places. Accepted submitters are given priority, other participants are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Registered participants will have automatic access to all sessions of the workshops.

Registrations fees for the closed sessions of the workshop have yet to be confirmed. However this will be in the region of 75 € at full rate and 45€ for concessions.

Deadline for Registration: 14th April 2007.

ORGANISERS&INFORMATION

The 2008 edition is hosted and co-organised by the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (Nicolaj Kirisits). The Steering Committee is formed by Lalya Gaye (Dånk! Collective and IT-University of Göteborg, Sweden), Atau Tanaka (Culture Lab Newcastle, UK), Frauke Behrendt (University of Sussex, UK), Kristina Andersen (STEIM, The Netherlands).

Contact: info@mobilemusicworkshop.org
More information: http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org

 
 

New release of version 3.2 of junXion
updated: 06 December, 2007

 

STEIM is happy to announce the release of version 3.2 of junXion. This version adds multiple WiiRemote including Nunchuk and infrared support as well as Audio Inputs as sensors. Some examples have been added to demonstrate the WiiRemote usage. junXion v3.2 is a universal binary application and runs on any Macintosh with OSX 10.4 or higher (including Leopard). You can find more info about junXion here: http://www.steim.org/steim/junxion_v3.html

Also available is a small update of LiSa XC, now version 1.02. This release fixes an unpredictable sudden increase in processor load and some other issues. The new version can be downloaded here: http://www.steim.org/steim/registration_software.p...
 
 

Steim`s elektronische muziekinstrumentententoonstelling in Gent
updated: 05 November, 2007

 

Steim`s elektronische muziekinstrumentententoonstelling in de Vooruit in Gent tijdens het Oorsmeer festival op zondag 4 november van 13:00 tot 17:30.
Voor meer info zie: http://www.vooruit.be/nl/series/33
 
 

STEIM at the University of Edinburgh
updated: 31 October, 2007

 

STEIM will present its `Mobile Touch` exhibition, a variety of workshops and a concert at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Frank Baldé, Daniel Schorno and dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) will present STEIM from Monday November 5th to Thursday November 8th
This is an event organized by the MusIC Group (Music, Informatics and Cognition): an interdisciplinary group that meets regularly to discuss topics involving music and scientific disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence, Acoustics, Psychology, Cognitive Science and Linguistics.
This a coorpartion with the School of Informatics, Soundesign and School of Music and was also made possible by the Royal Dutch Embassy in London.
 
 

STEIM presentation Princeton & Dartmouth
updated: 04 October, 2007

 

Robert van Heumen is touring the US Eastcoast with SKIF++ and presenting STEIM at Princeton University and Dartmouth College.
More info: http://hardhatarea.com/events.php.
 
 

Steim`s Touch exhibition in Cork 2007
updated: 25 September, 2007

 

Steim will present its `mobile Touch` exhibition during the ArtTrail festival in Cork, Ireland from friday september the 28th to sunday the 30th at the Firkin Crane building. The Steim Touch exhibition has been around for a number of years in different formats (big/small) and Steim will bring the `mobile touch` exhibition to Cork, consisting of 8 instruments. The idea of these exhibition instruments is that the visitor may touch the objects to create and manipulate electronic sounds, and although that may seem obvious, it`s not so long ago (the seventies and eighties) that you needed a computer keyboard to program most electronic instruments. Amongst the instruments that Steim will bring are the `world-famous` Crackleboxes, the Finger Web, the HeadBanger and the Sound Treasures to name a few.
For more info: http://www.arttrail.ie/calendar.html
 
 

SuperCollider Symposium
updated: 18 September, 2007

 

This week the SuperCollider symposium will take place, in Den Haag, Leiden and Amsterdam.
More info: http://supercollidersymposium.sampleandhold.org/
 
 

STEIM presentation at Modulate / Birmingham
updated: 18 September, 2007

 

Robert van Heumen will present STEIM at a Modulate event in Birmingham, UK.
http://www.modulate.org.uk/
 
 

Alison Isadora: At the Core at SJU Jazzpodium
updated: 13 September, 2007

 

Isadora celebrates her 20 year residence in the Netherlands on Sept 22 with
Tobias Delius: sax • Cor Fuhler: piano, electronica • Steve Heather: drums • Alison Isadora: midi-viool, electronica
 
 

AudioCubes Workshop by Kim Cascone @ V2_
updated: 13 September, 2007

 

Explore a new way of physically controlling, creating, and manipulating sound & music.

16/17/18 October 2007, 10:00-18:00
Including a performance during Test_Lab: Audio_Objects on the evening of 18 October, 20:00
Location: V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Eendrachsstraat 10, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The workshop will be led by audio performer Kim Cascone and the inventor of AudioCubes, Bert Schiettecatte, and will result in an AudioCubes performance by the workshop participants during Test_Lab: Audio_Objects.
 
 

Score Spaces Workshop - led by Yolande Harris
updated: 05 September, 2007

 

Hosted by Intro | In Situ , Maastricht

Call for Participants: applications due 27 September 2007.

The focus of this workshop is to create scores, which map the spatial interactions between performer/instrumentalist, audience and sound. The scores may be graphic, moving, invisible or inscribed in the space by the movements and interactions of the people.

More info:
http://yolande.janvaneyck.nl/score_spaces.htm
http://introinsitu.nl/workshop/
 
 

NIP Workshop in Lisbon 19th-21st September 2007 with Christina Kubish & Lotta Melin
updated: 04 September, 2007

 

NIP - New Interfaces for Performance is a European tour and workshop series, which will be happening over 2007 in Bristol, UK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Lisbon, Portugal. NIP is about supporting artists who are working on developing new modes of interaction in live performance. The first series will focus on gesture and movement as the means to engage, trigger and interact in realtime with live media, sound, music and performance based works.
http://newinterfaces.net/nip/
 
 

The Cracklebox is back!
updated: 13 August, 2007

 

We have a new batch of Crackleboxes. Order yours today!
 
 

STEIM Office closed in July
updated: 27 June, 2007

 

From July 2 - 26 the STEIM office will not pick up the phone nor answer emails.
An exception will be made for the concert on July 10, for which reservations can be made via knock[at]steim.nl.
 
 

New website features
updated: 27 June, 2007

 

We`ve added the possibility to subscribe to the Event Feed - an RSS feed to read STEIM`s upcoming events with your RSS reader. (http://www.whatisrss.com/)
Also available is a search function from the frontpage.
 
 

STEIM`s Electronicmusicalinstrumentsexhibition in Croatia
updated: 25 June, 2007

 

STEIM will bring her musical instruments exhibition to the Palach festival in Rijeka, Croatia, in July.
The `Mobile Touch Music Exhibition` can be visited during the week of 01/07 to 07/07 in the Mali Salon of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka. The opening hours are from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00 hours. The exhibition space is located at Korzo 24. For more info about the museum: http://www.mmsu.hr
 
 

STEIM has an opening for an Executive artistic staff member
updated: 19 June, 2007

 

The selection procedure has been completed. It is no longer possible to apply for this opening.

 
 

Steim`s mobile touch in Lille
updated: 05 June, 2007

 

Steim`s Mobile Touch exhibition will take part of the `Happy Days` event in the opera house in Lille, France in the period june 8th to june 10th. This event is specially aimed at children. The Mobile Touch exhibition will be open for the public on saturday the 9th and sunday the 10th, from 12:00 to 19:00. More info on the Happy Days event on http://www.opera-lille.fr/home.php
 
 

STEIM @ Mains D`Oeuvres
updated: 19 May, 2007

 

From May 15th until May 26th Steim`s Touch exhibition is in Parijs in the cultural centre Mains D`Oeuvres on invitation by LAPS (Les Ateliers Pratique Sonores). During this period Steim will also present several different workshops. For more info see: http://www.mainsdoeuvres.org/article154.html, http://mainsdoeuvres.org/article157.html and http://www.lapsnet.org/
 
 

Mobile Music Workshop Aftermath
updated: 15 May, 2007

 

The Mobile Music Workshop 2007, organized by Waag Society and STEIM in collaboration with the steering committee, was a big succes. Reports, images and reviews cane be found here:
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/cat_...
http://mobilemusicworkshop.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilemusicworkshop
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/mobilemusicworks...
 
 

Sound Lecture by Kees Tazelaar
updated: 14 May, 2007

 

In the Amsterdam Sonology Month, STEIM invites Kees Tazelaar to present his work.
 
 

Fourth International Workshop on Mobile Music Technology 2007
updated: 08 May, 2007

 

Collaboration between Waag Society and STEIM - May 6-8. See workshop section for details.
 
 

STEIM event at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
updated: 30 April, 2007

 

STEIM will visit the Computer Music departement of the Brown University in Providence, RI, from April 17 - 22.
The program includes a workshop by Frank Baldé, presentations by Joel Ryan and Robert van Heumen, and concerts with Joel Ryan and Evan Parker, and Robert van Heumen, Joel Ryan, Butch Rovan and Kevin Patton.
More info at http://www.brown.edu/.
 
 

STEIM at Jauna Muzika, Lithuania
updated: 30 April, 2007

 

On April 27 STEIM presents an evening of instrumental electronic music at the Jauna Muzika festival in Vilnius, Lithuania.
 
 

STEIM is happy to announce the release of junXion version 3.
updated: 25 March, 2007

 

NEW features for v3:
* auto scale Tables
* daisy-chain Actions
* extended Action features
* XML file format
 
 

IN NET / IN CHAT - CONSTELLATIONS ONLINE EVENT
updated: 14 March, 2007

 

In collaboration with DIGART/MARCELLO MAZZELLA & AIEP

Wednesday March 21, 15.00-17.00h: Live from STEIM Studio 2
"Look into STEIM`s kitchen - a open surgery"
presented by Daniel Schorno, Takuro Mizuta Lippit and Jorgen Brinkman on new STEIM interfaces and interactive performance software.

For further information please see http://www.costellazioni.info/ (in italian)
 
 

NIP workshops - organized by Polar Produce in collaboration with STEIM
updated: 15 February, 2007

 

Joining NIP will be over twenty artists who have been invited to participate in the workshops and contribute to the local events and performances. The first NIP event will be happening in Bristol between 29th March and 1st April, 2007. To find out more about the project, why not browse this lovely site: http://newinterfaces.net/nip/
 
 

STEIM`s Electronicmusicalinstrumentsexhibition
updated: 15 February, 2007

 

From February 20 - 22, STEIM`s Electronicmusicalinstrumentsexhibition will be exhibited in one of the STEIM studio`s in Amsterdam. If you`re interested in visiting, you can make an appointment by calling 020 6228690 or emailing knock [at] steim [dot] nl.
 
 

New artistic leadership of STEIM
updated: 31 January, 2007

 

In 2007, STEIM will artistically be directed by two excellent artists:
>> Atau Tanaka (http://www.csl.sony.fr/~atau/)
>> Mazen Kerbaj (http://mazenkerblog.blogspot.com/).
 
 

Locus Sonus installation during the Micro Jamboree & concerts
updated: 10 December, 2006

 

Locustream Tuner

Audio streams are captured by open microphones put in place by people who are participating in the project from around the world, these are not playlists or field recordings, simply the local sound environment which is encoded & uploaded in real time.

The installation consists of a pair of wires stretched the length of the exhibition space with a small ball threaded on them. The position of the ball can be altered by the public acting like a tuner, an audio promenade where the user slides there way through a series of remote audio locations.

Locus Sonus is a research group specialized in audio art (École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nice Villa Arson). Our objective is to experiment and evaluate the innovative and transdisciplinary nature of audio art forms in a lab-type context. We are are also concerned with in the communal, collective or multi-user aspects inherent to many emerging audio
practices and which necessitate working as a group. Two main themes define this research - audio in it’s relation to space and networked audio systems. The "Lab" proposes a process combining practical artistic experimentation and critical evaluation in a group context.

Locus Sonus Lab: Nicolas Bralet / Sabrina Issa / Nicolas Maigret / Esther Salmona / Lydwine van der Hulst / Brett Balogh (Exchange Student)
Coordination: Jérôme Joy / Anne Roquiny / Peter Sinclair

Locus Sonus streamers: 00130Gallery Helsinki (Juan Kasari), Apo33 Nantes, Harmut Bosbach, Cap15 Marseille, CRISAP Creative Research into Sound Art Practices / University of the Arts London (Angus Carlyle, Michael Wright), Paul Demarinis (Stanford University), Karen Dermineur, Björn Eriksson, John Klima, Jason Nanna, Marc McNulty, NOTAM Norsk nettverk for Teknologi Akustikk og Musikk Oslo (Risto Holopainen), Ragnar H. Olafsson, SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Peter Gena, Robb Drinkwater), SARC Sonic Art Research Center Belfast (Alain Renaud), Hans-Christof Steiner (Polytechnic University, NYC), Timothy
Nohe (Wollongong University Sydney, University of Baltimore), Koray Tahiroglu (Istanbul, Media Lab UIHA Helsinki)

http://locusonus.org/
 
 

Jamboree Blog online!
updated: 10 December, 2006

 

Please read all about the Micro Jamboree, as reported by the participants.
URL: http://www.steim.org/blog/
 
 

STEIM Micro Jamboree
updated: 04 December, 2006

 

STEIM is organising a Micro Jamboree from Dec 11 - 14, bringing together specialists in the field of sensor systems and their applications. Participating is only possible after registering by sending an email to jamboree [at] steim [dot] nl.The concerts are of course open for everyone.

The program can be found at: http://www.steim.org/steim/microjamboree.html
 
 

STEIM Open Days
updated: 04 December, 2006

 

On Saturday Dec 16 & Sunday Dec 17 STEIM will have its Open Days, where the general public is invited to visit us at Achtergracht 19. Open from 11h - 18h.

Activities:
* electronischemuziekinstrumentententoonstelling (electronicmusicalinstrumentsexhibition)
* informal hardware presentations
* musical gatherings
* sales booth (crackleboxes, junXionboards and CD`s)
 
 

STEIM Micro Jamboree Concerts
updated: 30 November, 2006

 

In the STEIM Micro Jamboree there will be two concert nights on Dec 13 & 14, with performances strongly related to STEIM.
Artists:
TokTek (Tom Verbruggen)
Uli Böttcher & Paul Hubweber
Christine Sehnaoui & Michel Waisvisz
Taku Mizuta Lippit
Shackle (Anne LaBerge & Robert van Heumen)
Atau Tanaka
Joel Ryan & Mazen Kerbaj

Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Book presentation by Nic Collins
updated: 16 November, 2006

 

At 21 November 2006 STEIM presents a book presentation by Nic Collins

Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 8 November 2006
updated: 03 November, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Rasmus Jørgensen
Sonsoles Alonzo & Jorrit Tamminga
Audrey Chen, Seamus Cater & Jeff Carey
Robert van Heumen

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Sergi Jordà
updated: 31 October, 2006

 

At 31 October 2006 STEIM presents a lecture by Sergi Jordà and Martin Kaltenbrunner

Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 26 October 2006
updated: 19 October, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Mazen Kerbaj ,Sharif Sehnaoui, Michel Waisvisz,Takuro Mizuta Lippit (dj sniff), Clare Cooper, Tarek Atoui
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 26 October 2006
updated: 19 October, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Mazen Kerbaj ,Sharif Sehnaoui, Michel Waisvisz,Takuro Mizuta Lippit (dj sniff), Clare Cooper, Tarek Atoui
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 21 October 2006
updated: 16 October, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Clarence Barlow Farewell Event
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 21 October 2006
updated: 16 October, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Clarence Barlow Farewell Event
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 27 September 2006
updated: 20 September, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Yokomono
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 14 September 2006
updated: 07 September, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Sound Speaker 2: "Animals in Instruments"
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Steim`s Touch exhibition in Cork 2006
updated: 28 August, 2006

 

The Steim Touch exhibition has been around for a number of years in different formats (big/small) and Steim will bring the `minitouch` exhibition to Cork, consisting of 8 instruments. The idea of these exhibition instruments is that the visitor may touch the objects to create and manipulate electronic sounds, and although that may seem obvious, it`s not so long ago (the seventies and eighties) that you needed a computer keyboard to program most electronic instruments. And before that (the fifties and sixties) you had to plug cables and turn knobs to operate them, and you could change only one variable at a time. Those instruments weren`t really designed as musical instruments. They were pieces of scientific apparatus, and were more for experimenting with sound than for making music. That`s all you could get then. Now electronics have become much cheaper, and we can build our own musical and performance instruments. Their inventors (composers, musicians, theatre producers, artists etc.) think up exactly what they please; no instrument is too crazy or too personal to make. The instruments no longer have to please the dull, safe taste of an impersonal mass-public - most of whom in any case prefer to keep things exactly as they are. So the new instruments give free rein to the imagination. This is as true for those who design them as for those who play them. Amongst the instruments that Steim will bring are the `world-famous` Crackleboxes, the Finger Web, the HeadBanger and the Sound Portraits to name a few.
 
 

Reactable workshop by Sergi Jorda
updated: 28 August, 2006

 

At 30 October 2006 STEIM presents a Reactable workshop by Sergi Jorda

Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 24 August 2006
updated: 17 August, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by David Michael DiGregorio and Sung Hwan Kim

Please visit the http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Music from Beirut
updated: 09 August, 2006

 

Mazen Kerbaj is an improvising musician living in Beirut who tries to
survive the present attacks on his city. While brutally aggressed by the
sounds of the bombs Kerbaj, with great courage en sensitivity, manages to
make his music survive: live and through the internet. STEIM`s Michel
Waisvisz wrote a short text in praise of Mazen: www.crackle.org.
 
 

MUSIC & VISION, classical music magazine
updated: 31 July, 2006

 

Tuesday 11 July 2006
http://www.mvdaily.com/news/

FNM, Stuttgart
scroll down to 28.07.2006 and click on (our) catoon image for details
http://www.fnm.de/index_frame.php?lan=de&n=2&s=0
 
 

STEIM concert at 28 & 29 July 2006
updated: 15 July, 2006

 

STEIM presents a

NewMediaPocketOpera
at the Forum Neues Musiktheater as part of the ISCM World New Music Festival in Stuttgart/Germany.

Please visit http://www.fnm.de for more info.

 
 

STEIM concert at 12 July 2006
updated: 06 July, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Noise Room
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - STEIM Summerschool - by Frank Baldé
updated: 21 June, 2006

 

At 7 August 2006 STEIM presents the workshop
STEIM Summerschool by
Frank Baldé
Florian Grote
Robert van Heumen


Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 30 June 2006
updated: 20 June, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
VORTEX Ensemble
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 20 June 2006
updated: 15 June, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Tina Blaine
Chris Strollo
Robin Stanaway

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 28 June 2006
updated: 12 June, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Laura Carmichael (pieces by Tolga Tüzün, Jos Zwaanenburg, Roland Bruce Smith)
Oguz Buyukberber (video)
Audile + Keir Neuringer

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Sven König --- sCrAmBlEd?HaCkZ!
updated: 22 May, 2006

 

At 23 May 2006 STEIM presents a lecture by

Sven König --- sCrAmBlEd?HaCkZ!
Phoebe Legere --- Sneaker Lecture


Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM presents the next concert in the Local Stop series
updated: 08 May, 2006

 

Alessandro Bosetti - solo
Adachi Tomomi - solo
James Fei, Uli Böttcher, Robert van Heumen - analog electronics and 2 laptops with a different approach


More info in the concerts section.
 
 

STEIM concert at 11 May 2006
updated: 07 May, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Tim Hecker
Audile

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - Beyond Hacking – Building New Instruments with the CREATE USB Interface - by Dan Overholt
updated: 24 April, 2006

 

At 31 May 2006 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    Beyond Hacking – Building New Instruments with the CREATE USB Interface by Dan Overholt
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Jorge Isaac
updated: 29 March, 2006

 

At 4 April 2006 STEIM presents a lecture by

Jorge Isaac
Roderik de Man
Nikolaas Vande Keere


Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by David Stout and Cory Metcalf
updated: 27 March, 2006

 

At 28 March 2006 STEIM presents a lecture by

David Stout and Cory Metcalf

David Stout and Cory Metcalf will discuss their installation and performance works exploring bio-mimetic structures within complex audio-visual systems. The pair will also perform a new full length work, NoiseFold. NoiseFold premieres at the Festival Internationale d`Art Video in Casablanca, Morroco on March 25.

Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 3 April 2006
updated: 23 March, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by

SKIF++
Kevin Blechdom
Werner/Waisvisz


Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 25 March 2006
updated: 14 March, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
David Grubbs
Guido Möbius

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 14 May 2006
updated: 04 March, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
James Fei
Adachi Tomomi
Uli Böttcher
...and more

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 10 March 2006
updated: 03 March, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Jan Werner
Michel Waisvisz

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 10 February 2006
updated: 04 February, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Brian Duffy
Dirk Stromberg
Korhan Erel
Tolga Tüzün
Oguz Buyukberber
Robert van Heumen

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Tolga Tüzün
updated: 04 February, 2006

 

At 9 February 2006 STEIM presents a lecture by
 
    Tolga Tüzün
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

NOISE ROOM 31 January 2006
updated: 31 January, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
JEFF CAREY
PITA
MICHEL WAISVISZ

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Tonight`s NOISE ROOM ( January 26 ) has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances!
updated: 26 January, 2006

 


 
 

NOISE ROOM Tuesday January 24 & Thursday January 26
updated: 23 January, 2006

 

January 24:
ROBERT VAN HEUMEN: 12 BULLETS (20:37)LIVE
VARIOUS ARTISTS: SELECTED PIECES FOR 5.1 FROM WDR (02:30:00)
January 26: HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
BLACK DICE: UNTITLED (01:22:08)
LITHOPS: EXERCISES ON FEEDBACK REPETITION AND HARMONIC SHIFT (00:45:00)
For more info check http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php

 
 

STEIM concert at 30 January 2006
updated: 23 January, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
MAE_0601 Sound Basics
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Next Noise Room: Tuesday January 10 & Thursday January 12
updated: 09 January, 2006

 

Tuesday January 10 at 20.00h
KEVIN BLECHDOM: GEOMETRY (00:07:00)
MOUSE ON MARS: UNTILTED SCENERY (00:25:00) live
&
Thursday January 12 at 20.00h
HRVATSKI: TWO PIECES (00:60:00)
CASEY RICE: UNTITLED MEDITATION (00:30:00)
more info: www.noiseroom.org


 
 

STEIM concert at 11 January 2006
updated: 05 January, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
David Wessel
Frances-Marie Uitti
Joel Ryan

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 5 January 2006
updated: 04 January, 2006

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
LEE RANALDO - MAELSTROM FROM DRIFT (00:27:25)
SUN O.K. PAPI K.O.: TRIGGERED PIKMIN SOUND 5.1 (00:25:00) live

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 22 December 2005
updated: 21 December, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Stereolab: Kybernetická Babi?ka Pt 1 (00:40:00)
Laetitia Sadier: from exploration to exploitation (00:30:00) live

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Derek Holzer
updated: 19 December, 2005

 

At 20 December 2005 STEIM presents a lecture by

Derek Holzer

Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 20 December 2005
updated: 19 December, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
JASON FORREST
C-SCHULZ & F.X.RANDOMIZ
DJ SOMBRERO & THE SANTA EXPERIMENTS

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

NOISE ROOM OPENING THURSDAY 15th DEC AT STEIM`S STUDIO3
updated: 08 December, 2005

 

The Noise Room is an autonomous surround sound installation built for pre-recorded musical works and sonic experiments. The Noise Room makes use of multi-channel speaker set up and is a musical deconstruction of a room-whitin-a-room as much as it is a sound studio scupture.

The Noise Rooms opens on Thursday December 15 at 20.00h at STEIM`s studio 3.
Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam and continues through January 31st 2006.
www.noiseroom.org

 
 

STEIM concert at 28 November 2005
updated: 23 November, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Æ
Keith Rowe
Disinformation.

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 23 November 2005
updated: 16 November, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
LORE
SKIF
MJO/SC3

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM Concert
updated: 09 November, 2005

 

November 23rd at 20.30h Local Stop Concert.
More information will be announced soon.
 
 

STEIM Concert
updated: 09 November, 2005

 

On November 28 STEIM presents a concert at Frascati.
More information will be announced soon.
 
 

STEIM in Festival Electric Exchange NL-CH, Basel 14-19 November
updated: 08 November, 2005

 

From November 14-19 STEIM is participating in the Festival Electric Exchange NL-CH in Basel with a 4 day LiSa workshop by Frank Baldé in the Elektronischen Studio Basel, Ensemble Workshops on November 18 in the Musikschule by Kristina Andersen and a concert by Michel Waisvisz in Gare du Nord, also on November 18. More info: www.garedunord.ch and www.elecx.nl
 
 

junXion v2 released!
updated: 03 November, 2005

 

STEIM is happy to announce the release of junXion v2.

junXion v2 is completely redesigned, after lots of feedback from users on v1.4.
junXion v2 is a Mac OSX data routing application that can process any Human Interface Device (joysticks, mice, touchscreens) and MIDI device data using conditional processing and remapping, with MIDI events as its output. This resulting MIDI data is then available to any audio or music software that runs on that Mac or can be send to external MIDI devices.

More info at http://www.steim.org/steim/junxion_v2.html.
 
 

Links added
updated: 24 October, 2005

 

We added some of our online resources for sensors in the hardware link section: http://www.steim.org/steim/resources.php
 
 

STEIM workshop - Super Collider Interfaces workshop - by Jeff Carey (US/NL)
updated: 18 October, 2005

 

At 7 November 2005 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    Super Collider Interfaces workshop by Jeff Carey (US/NL)
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Ross Bencina
updated: 10 October, 2005

 

At 25 October 2005 STEIM presents a lecture by
 
    Ross Bencina
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - AudioMulch Interactive Music Studio Workshop - by Ross Bencina
updated: 10 October, 2005

 

At 26 October 2005 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    AudioMulch Interactive Music Studio Workshop by Ross Bencina
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 29 September 2005
updated: 22 September, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Fan Club Orchestra
Sun o.k. Papi tempo
Niko Uské
Ali Durt Morimoto
Quentin Hanon


 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM at ctrl_alt_del Festival Istanbul
updated: 13 September, 2005

 

From 19-21 september STEIM presents a LiSa workshop at the ctrl_alt_del festival in Istanbul, Turkey. Also Robert van Heumen and Oguz Buyukberber will present a concert on September 21st.
http://project-ctrl-alt-del.com/
 
 

Wonderkamers - Museum The Hague
updated: 13 September, 2005

 

STEIM is cooperating with the Municipal Museum of The Hague for its installation Wonderkamers - http://www.wonderkamers.nl/
 
 

STEIM Concert at 1 September 2005
updated: 30 August, 2005

 

STEIM presents on Thursday September 1st a concert by Keith Fullerton Whitman and Joel Ryan.
Further information: please check the concert section.
 
 

Summerschool presentation
updated: 22 June, 2005

 

On Friday June 24 there will be an informal presentation by participants of the STEIM summerschool workshops LiSa and Super Collider. Entrance will be free, and the presentation will start at 19:00h. Entrance at Achtergracht 19.

 
 

STEIM concert at 23 June 2005
updated: 16 June, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Tim Perkis & Scot Gresham-Lancaster
Roddy Schrock & Robert van Heumen

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Florian Grote, Andreas Otto (Pingipung, Germany)
updated: 13 June, 2005

 

At 15 June 2005 STEIM presents a lecture by
 
    Florian Grote, Andreas Otto (Pingipung, Germany)
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM summerschool 2005 program
updated: 06 June, 2005

 

This is the full program for the STEIM summerschool 2005, that is held from June 13 to June 24. First the summary, then the details.

workshops

Super Collider and LiSa workshops on every weekday.

lectures

Florian Grote, Andreas Otto (Pingipung, Germany) - Developing a live interaction model for cello and computer (Pure Data)
Wednesday june 15 at 20:00h (also open to non-workshop-participants)

STEIM history and instrumental electronics by Michel Waisvisz
Friday june 17 from 16:00h to 18:00h

LiSa expert afternoon with Frank Baldé & Daniel Schorno
Wednesday june 22 from 14:00h to 18:00h

concerts
(also open to non-workshop-participants)

Local Stop concert with Tim Perkis & Scot Gresham-Lancaster (mini-hub) and Roddy Schrock & Robert van Heumen
Thursday june 23 at 20:30h

Performance by workshop participants
Friday june 24 at 19:00h


__________________________________

workshops

The Super Collider workshop will cover most of the aspects of this audio design software. It will go from simply generating a sine tone and playing back samples in different ways to creating a complex user interface for a complete software-instrument. The teacher is San Francisco resident composer and musician Roddy Schrock (http://www.fundamentallysound.org/). The workshop will be held during the summerschool on every weekday from 9h to 13h, divided into different levels:

* June 13 through 16 - beginners symposia, very open-arms approach, focusing on basic concepts; basic knowledge about midi and digital audio is required
* June 17, 20 & 21 - intermediate symposia, focusing on more advanced concepts, real life applications, GUI development, and live performance use with MIDI controllers
* June 22 & 23 - network symposia, for intermediate and advanced users, culminating in a piece for realtime performance
* June 24 - performance day and last minute questions

The LiSa X workshop will cover most features of STEIM's live sampling software. It is ment for beginners as well as more advanced users, for composers and musicians as well as installation makers and visual artists. The teacher is electronic musician and composer Robert van Heumen (http://hardhatarea.com). The workshop will be held every weekday from 14h to 18h. The different levels are:

* June 13 & 14 – beginners; basic knowledge about midi and digital audio is required
* June 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 - advanced LiSa – looking more closely into patterns, modulators, realtime effects
* June 22 & 23 – expert features – two afternoons with expert users showing their setups and some historic background on LiSa
* June 24 – performance day and last minute questions

Registration can be done only through the STEIM website: www.steim.nl.


lectures

Florian Grote, Andreas Otto (Pingipung, Germany) - Developing a live interaction model for cello and computer (Pure Data)
Wednesday june 15 at 20:00h (also open to non-workshop-participants)

Florian Grote and Andreas Otto from the German Pingipung label have been working at STEIM to develop a software instrument which is solely controlled by the sound of a cello. The tool, constructed in Pure Data, 'listens' to what the cellist plays and converts the rich amount of timbral and dynamic information to control data utilizing methods of pitch detection, volume-, and time-analysis. In this manner a duet of the mechanical and the digital instrument is evolving, capable of a variety of expressions; generating sounds that reach from a bleepy unisono voice to ambient pads and stumbling feedback-cascades. The digital instrument turns the cellist into a listener as well, thus human and computer logic as musical means control one another.
Working with Pure Data as an upcoming open source utility, the lecture of the two musicians will be discussing the programming methods transparently, including a multichannel live demonstration. The target of the project is to use the instrument for different kinds of compositions and to make it available to other musicians, on practically all instruments, on all platforms.

STEIM history and instrumental electronics by Michel Waisvisz
Friday june 17 from 16:00h to 18:00h
Michel will talk about the history of STEIM, which is very much connected with the history of live electronic music, and the development of LiSa, junXion and STEIM's sensor interfaces.

LiSa expert afternoon with Frank Baldé & Daniel Schorno
Wednesday june 22 from 14:00h to 18:00h
Frank and Daniel will show expert features of LiSa and junXion, from the perspective of the programmer and the performer.


concerts
(also open to non-workshop-participants)

Performance by workshop participants
Friday june 24 at 19:00h

Local Stop concert with
Tim Perkis & Scot Gresham-Lancaster (mini-hub)
Roddy Schrock & Robert van Heumen (the duo)
Thursday june 23 at 20:30h

Tim Perkis & Scot Gresham-Lancaster are both part of the Hub. They will visit STEIM as a break in the Hub's activities in Berlin.
'The League of Automatic Music Composers and The Hub were two of the first ensembles to investigate the unique potentials of computer networks as a medium for musical composition and performance. Both groups came about as associations of computer music composers who were also designers and builders of their own hardware and software instruments. Their approach to the computer music medium was strongly do-it-yourself, a characteristic common both to the electronic technology community of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the experimental instrument-building tradition of Harry Partch, John Cage, and David Tudor. They approached the computer network as a large, interactive musical instrument in which the data-flow architecture linked independently programmed automatic music machines, producing a music that was noisy, surprising, often unpredictable, and was definitely more than the sum of its parts.'
More info:
http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/nime/2005/concerts.html
http://crossfade.walkerart.org/brownbischoff/

Workshop teachers Robert van Heumen and Roddy Schrock will show some of the possibilities of Super Collider and LiSa in a short performance. Ranging from sonic bursts to gregorian chants, from melodic melancholy to funny voices, from the abstract to the concrete.

Roddy Schrock is a composer who digitally mines the sounds of the everyday for the profound, and the glitzy, rough edges of pop music for its articulate immediacy. He has lived and worked in Tokyo, The Hague, New York, and San Francisco, with performances in the Czech Republic, Holland, Japan, and North America. In his live performances Schrock finds the underlying essence of music by first hacking found sound to microscopic bleeps, next rearranging the shards, then fusing them into a new inorganic whole and finally realigning the synthetic and the natural.

Robert van Heumen is a musician and composer of electronic music, who is very active in the Amsterdam improv scene. Being part of the N Collective he played with OfficeR (an electro-acoustic sextet searching for structures in improvised music) in Berlin, Norway, Amsterdam, and recently he did a tour with SKIF (an all-electronic set with Jeff Carey) in New York City. Both his composed and live music can be described as a mixture of toys, environmental sounds, voices and melancholic melodies, all blended with a certain kind of crackle and burst.





 
 

Mini Touch-tentoonstelling in Graz
updated: 24 May, 2005

 

Tijdens het vijfde V:NM Festival in Graz, Oostenrijk presenteert STEIM de kleine Touch-tentoonstelling t/m zaterdag 28 mei. Opening vindt plaats op 25 mei om 17 uur met een mini-kraakdoosconcert van Elisabeth Schimana en Reni Hofmüller.

 
 

STEIM concert at 26 May 2005
updated: 17 May, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Butterknife Krüsh
Jason Forrest

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - LiSa X / Super Collider Summerschool 2005 - by Robert van Heumen (http://hardhatarea.com) Roddy Schrock (http://www.thing.net/~roddys) Guests: Daniel Schorno Michel Waisvisz
updated: 03 May, 2005

 

At 13 June 2004 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    LiSa X / Super Collider Summerschool 2005 by Robert van Heumen (http://hardhatarea.com)
Roddy Schrock (http://www.thing.net/~roddys)
Guests:
Daniel Schorno
Michel Waisvisz

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - ElectroAcoustic Performance Lab: Rapid Recovery ii - by Joel Ryan
updated: 27 April, 2005

 

At 9 May 2004 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    ElectroAcoustic Performance Lab: Rapid Recovery ii by Joel Ryan
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 2 May 2005
updated: 21 April, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Laetitia Sonami
Michel Waisvisz
F.X.Randomiz & Joseph Suchy

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM Lecture Tuesday April 12th
updated: 06 April, 2005

 

On Tuesday April 12th at 20.30 h STEIM will present a lecture by Schlammpeitziger.
For more info visit the workshop section

 
 

STEIM concert at 14 April 2005
updated: 04 April, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
David Michael DiGregorio
Schlammpeitziger

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 20 April 2005
updated: 03 April, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
01. Oguz Buyukberber and Caglayan Yildiz
02. Nynack
03. Liveness by Thomas Olbrechts, Christophe Albertijn, Oguz Buyukberber and Robert van Heumen

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by ixi software - Thor Magnusson & Enrike Hurtado Mendieta
updated: 31 March, 2005

 

At 26 April 2005 STEIM presents a lecture by
 
    ixi software - Thor Magnusson & Enrike Hurtado Mendieta
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 23 March 2005
updated: 19 March, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
CK barlow
JA Deane
Yannis Kyriakides
Jos Zwaanenburg
Anne LaBerge
Ivo Bol
Richard Barrett
Michel Waisvisz
Matthew Ostrowski
Robert van Heumen

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

LiSa / junXion demo at BEK / Norway
updated: 09 March, 2005

 

Robert van Heumen / STEIM will present LiSa and junXion v2 at BEK in Bergen Norway. After a demo there will also be room for specific LiSa questions from users in the audience.

Date: March 16th - 13:00h

Location:
BEK
Csundts gt. 55 / 5004 Bergen
Norway
www.bek.no / bek@bek.no

 
 

STEIM concert at 15 March 2005
updated: 09 March, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by

Nathan Michel
Gustav


Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - Shadow Theater workshop - by Jo Schlammpeitziger and Ulli Göken
updated: 02 March, 2005

 

At 11 April 2005 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    Shadow Theater workshop by Jo Schlammpeitziger and Ulli Göken
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - Reaktor workshop - by fx randomiz
updated: 02 March, 2005

 

At 25 April 2005 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    Reaktor workshop by fx randomiz
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM lecture by Jo Schlammpeitziger
updated: 02 March, 2005

 

At 11 April 2005 STEIM presents a lecture by
 
    Jo Schlammpeitziger
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/series.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 28 February 2005
updated: 14 February, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Yannis Kyriakides
C-Schulz

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Demo Final Scratch by Nicolas Baudoux aka DJ Elephantpower
updated: 26 January, 2005

 

On thursday January 27 at 14h Nicolas Baudoux (aka DJ Elephantpower) will demo the Final Scratch system at STEIM's studio 3.

Everybody is welcome to join this free event.
 
 

STEIM concert at 9 February 2004
updated: 23 January, 2005

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Ivo Bol & Robert van Heumen
Toktek aka Tom Verbruggen
Jodi Gilbert & Daniel Schorno

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

hugh davies dies
updated: 02 January, 2005

 

From David Toop we received the following message:

"Sad news: Hugh Davies died on the 1st January, 2005. Born in 1943, Hugh was a pioneer of live electronic music, an inventor of musical instruments, a composer, educator, and renowned researcher into the history of electronic music. An assistant to Karlheinz Stockhausen from 1964 to 1966, he participated in the recording of Stockhausen's Mikrophonie I in 1965. Other recordings included wonderful LPs by Music Improvisation Company and Gentle Fire, and his solo albums for FMP and Grob. Anybody involved in live electronics, electronic improvisation, hardware hacking, or, come to that, anybody who needs a table in order to be able to perform, owes a debt to Hugh. He will be sadly missed."

Through the years Hugh kept a close relationship with some of us at STEIM. He was a sharp observer: he once pointed out how STEIM's instrumental design had slightly changed after the move of a nearby flea-market :) Hugh wrote some of the best early STEIM analysis. He was a sensitive beautifully slow paced musician, one of the very best ears in the live electronic music scene.
We think that it's sad he will not see the revival of 'his' live electro-acoustic performance approach that we expect will be rediscovered after the wearing out of the 'laptop' culture.
What is probably less known it that we staged him as a 'well known' expert on bio-drugs ('pixtacy') in a publicity trick for a big underground music festival in the early eighties; none of the journalists and present Dutch gouvernment drug experts expressed any doubt about Hughs expertise :)
We will miss this beautiful friendly person.
amsterdam, jan 2nd 2005 Michel Waisvisz

 
 

STEIM concert at 23 December 2004
updated: 20 December, 2004

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Stevie Wishart
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM workshop - Off-beat Turntablism Workshop - by Wolfgang Fuchs
updated: 06 December, 2004

 

At 26 January 2005 STEIM presents the workshop
 
    Off-beat Turntablism Workshop by Wolfgang Fuchs
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 24 November 2004
updated: 23 November, 2004

 

Paradiso presents a concert by

MOUSE ON MARS
Support: DJ ELEPHANT POWER


Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 21 November 2004
updated: 15 November, 2004

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Gameboyzz Orchestra
Florentintin

 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

STEIM concert at 13 November 2004
updated: 08 November, 2004

 

STEIM presents a concert by
 
Robert Ashley
 
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Reminder Stuttgart Workshop & Concert
updated: 30 October, 2004

 

From November 8 to 12, 2004, STEIM is in Stuttgart/Germany for workshops at the FORUM NEUES MUSIKTHEATER (www.fnm.de) and presents:

Thursday 11 November 2004, at 20:00h

a 'Musical Round Table Concert' by Michel Waisvisz, Daniel Schorno, Robert van Heumen and Frank Baldé
with very special guests Paul Hubweber trombone/electronics and Ulrich Böttcher / electronics.

For more information to the concert venue:
http://www.fnm.de/veranstaltungen/spielplan.htm

For musicians information explore:
http://www.steim.nl
http://www.crackle.org
http://hardhatarea.com
http://www.nurnichtnur.com

***

OIK, LISA and Performance Workshops and Masterclasses :

Please note !!

The revised application format and prices for the STEIM Workshops, during the same week as the concert, can be found under :
 
http://www.fnm.de/veranstaltungen/steim.htm (in german)
http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php


 
 

M.U.S.H. (Multi-User Sensorial Hallucination)
updated: 27 October, 2004

 

M.U.S.H. (Multi-User Sensorial Hallucination)
by Joachim Montessuis and Eléonore Hellio (FR)
Collaboration of DEAF04, STEIM and Waag Society
http://www.deaf04.nl
http://www.eternalnetwork.org/mush

M.U.S.H.is an interactive audiovisual space in which two people in different locations (DEAF04 in Rotterdam and STEIM in Amsterdam) are connected to each other by means of telepresence equipment. The user enters a dark, silent room. S/he can use a navigation stick to activate sound and image. This brings the system into a "hyperkinetic" state: there is a chaotic play of sounds, ghostly images flash, shadows appear and disappear ... If the user moves the navigation stick back and forth long enough, rapidly and slowly, the image of the person in the other Mush-Room will gradually appear on the large screen. The users' movements create the opportunity for a virtual meeting between two strangers. M.U.S.H. is based on synchronicity and creates the conditions for the testing of telepathic possibilities.
The navigation stick is a wireless movement sensor that registers the changes in the speed at which the viewer moves it. On the basis of this signal the computer changes the "choreography" and the play of sound and image.

Location Amsterdam: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, 1017 WL Amsterdam
Date: 10 t/m 21 November, 14.00-16.00 h en 18.00-20.00 h
URL: http://www.steim.nl

Location Rotterdam: DEAF04, Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam
Date: 10 t/m 21 November, 14.00-16.00 h en 18.00-20.00 h
URL: http://www.deaf04.nl

Reservation and information: (010) 750 28 90 or http://www.deaf04.nl



 
 

Informal Workshop Presentation
updated: 22 October, 2004

 

This Sunday, October 24th, STEIM organizes an informal presentation by the participants of the following workshop.
It starts at 19:00 h, and entrance is free.

***

Emergent Content Creation Using Simple Genetic Algorithms
By Kim Cascone

The concept for this workshop was inspired by John Maeda’s "Human Powered Computer Experiment" (http://www.imrf.or.jp/HPCE.html). In this experiment Maeda recreated the internal operations of a simple computer using people to physically transport handwritten instructions and data to and from the CPU, RAM, FPU, etc. Participating in this type of experiment enables one to best learn abstract concepts using their body as a medium.

In similar spirit, this workshop develops a group workflow using the model of a simple genetic algorithm (SGA) with the end result being an emergent work of music/sound art.

More info can be found on http://www.steim.nl in the workshops section.

***

Date: Sunday October 24th
Time: 19:00 h
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam
Entrance: Free

***

 
 

LiSa 1.10
updated: 21 October, 2004

 

As a preview to the re-vamped LiSa, version 1.10 is released.
* Improved GUI behaviour, especially when using big sample buffers. LiSa now really 'claims' (and gets) the required fysical memory for the sample buffer and that memory will never be 'swapped' to the harddisk (which used to be the cause for 'hiccups' or audio overloads and slow GUI response).
* Change in low level audio processing. The result is higher output level and improved filter efficiency.
 
 

JunXion 1.40
updated: 21 October, 2004

 

* Extra column added titled ?Min. With this numerical you can set the minimum change of raw data before junXion translates it into the set midi event. This feature allows you to filter out 'jitters'.
* The Chan, Dat1 and Dat2 numericals have extra items. Until now, there was only one increment / decrement variable per device available. This has been updated now to 5 variables, addressable with Incr1, Incr2, etc to Incr5. Same for Decr1-5.

 
 

Touch Exhibition "Electro Squeek Club" at Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht.
updated: 14 October, 2004

 

On Saturday October 23 you can visit STEIM's Electro Squeek Club in Leidsche Rijn / Utrecht.
It shows the Bebop Table, the Animal Symphony Web, the Sonic Chair, the Magic Organ, the Tipiweb and a number of Crackle boxes and also two new objects: the Sound Stick and the Head Banger.

The exhibition is open from 11 AM till 5 PM, only on Saturday October 23!

The adress:
Cluster Voorn
Akkrumerraklaan 131
3544 TT Utrecht
Phone: 030 6622614

How to get there (only in Dutch):

EIGEN VERVOER

Vanaf de A2 (Amsterdam)
(1) rijdend op de A2, neemt u afslag Utrecht-west [7],
(2) onder aan de afrit linksaf de Verlengde Vleutenseweg op,
(3) meteen linksaf de Hogeweide in,
(4) de Hogeweide helemaal uitrijden en linksaf de Burgemeester Verderlaan (doodlopende weg) in,
(5) rijdend op de Burgemeester Verderlaan, de eerste straat rechtsaf de Akkrumerraklaan in,
(6) rij in de Akkrumerraklaan met de bocht mee naar links,
(7) na de bocht bevindt zich aan de rechterzijde Kindercluster Voorn, alwaar u ook kunt parkeren.

Vanaf de A2 (Eindhoven - 's Hertogenbosch -Tilburg)

(1) rijdend op de A2, neemt u afslag Utrecht-west [7],
(2) ga bij de stoplichten linksaf richting Vleuten,
(3) u rijdt over de A2 heen,
(4) eenmaal over de A2 heen, slaat u linksaf de Hogeweide in,
(5) Vanaf dit punt, vervolg routebeschrijving vanuit Amsterdam, punt (4)
Vanaf de A12 (Arnhem)
(1) rijdend in de richting van Utrecht,
(2) neemt u bij knooppunt Ouderijn, de A2 richting Amsterdam,
(3) op de A2, afslag Utrecht-west [7],
(4) volg punt (2), routebeschrijving vanuit Eindhoven, etc.
Vanaf de A12/A20 (Den-Haag - Rotterdam)
(1) vanuit Rotterdam, A20 richting A12 (Utrecht)
(2) rijdend op de A12 in de richting van Utrecht,
(3) neemt u bij knooppunt Ouderijn, de A2 richting Amsterdam,
(4) op de A2, afslag Utrecht-west [7],
(5) volg punt (2), routebeschrijving vanuit Eindhoven, etc.
Vanaf de A27/A28 (Zwolle - Apeldoorn)
(1) vanaf de A28, bij afslag Rijnsweerd, richting A27,
(2) rijdend op de A27, bij afslag Lunetten, richting A12,
(3) rijdend op de A12 in de richting van Utrecht,
(4) neemt u bij knooppunt Ouderijn, de A2 richting Amsterdam,
(5) op de A2, afslag Utrecht-west [7],
(6) volg punt (2), routebeschrijving vanuit Eindhoven, etc.

Vanaf de A27 (Breda)

(1) vanuit Breda rijdt u richting Utrecht,
(2) rijdend op de A27, bij afslag Everdingen/Vianen [11], richting A2 (Amsterdam),
(3) rijdend op de A2, volgen routebeschrijving vanuit Eindhoven, etc. (1)

OPENBAAR VERVOER

Vanaf het Centraal Station Utrecht neemt u stadsbus 27, richting Langerak/Parkwijk.
Uitstappen kunt u aan het eind/begin van de Langerakbaan (naast de Edah, halte Archeologiepark).
U steekt daar direct de Langerakbaan over richting het Klein Archeologiepark.
Vervolgens wandelt u over een bruggetje waarnaar u gelijk linksaf richting het
Cluster loopt.

 
 

LiSa X / OIK Workshop and Performance Project / Masterclasses with Michel Waisvisz, Daniel Schorno, Robert van Heumen en Jorgen Brinkman
updated: 12 October, 2004

 

Performance Project  for electro-acoustic musicians, audio artists, sound designers/ engineers and composers to the FNM  (FORUM NEUES MUSIKTHEATER of the Stuttgart Staatsopera) in the periode of  November 8 through to 12, 2004.
For more detailed information check also our website  workshops@steim.nl.
Registration is required for this workshop and can only be done through the Formun Neues Musiktheater http://www.fnm.de/veranstaltungen/steim.htm
Please let others interested know about this workshop.
 
 

STEIM concert with Merzbow & Kim Cascone Aki Onda.
updated: 12 October, 2004

 

At 2004-10-25 STEIM presents an evening with
Merzbow & Kim Cascone
Aki Onda..
Please visit http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php for more info.
 
 

Reminder: workshop by Kim cascone
updated: 22 September, 2004

 

Workshop title:
“Emergent Content Creation Using Simple Genetic Algorithms”
Instructor: Kim Cascone
Dates: October 21 - 24

for this workshop you will need to bring:
- a laptop (XP, Mac OSX, or Linux)
- an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi card
- audio software you like to work with
- a web browser
- a chat client
- willingness to work in a group structure
- your imagination and enthusiasm

in this workshop each participant acts as a active node in a creative network using technologies such as TWiki and chat. Using software you normally use we will embark on an experiment to breed a piece of audio art. We will evolve a sound piece starting with a library of sound files provided by the .microsound list and then will mutate and cross-breed them until a work of sonic art emerges. The final piece will then be performed for the public by the group at the end of the workshop.

*Please sign up for this workshop soon as space is limited.

Contact: Robert Van Heumen - robert[at]steim.nl

Workshop TWiki site: http://www.anechoicmedia.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/S...

More info & registration: http://www.steim.org/steim/workshops.php
 
 

Insomnio Ensemble concert in Gaudeamus week
updated: 06 September, 2004

 

On Wednesday September 8, 2004, STEIM present together with the Insomnio Ensemble the musical outcome out of their composers research & development workshop 2004 in the Gaudeamus Music Week.

The concert takes place at 12.30h in the Concert Hall of Felix Meritis, Amsterdam and will be introduced by Daniel Schorno and Ulrich Pöhl. Compositions included are by:

Sergio Luque (Mexico, 1976) - new work (2004)
Daniel Hamburger (The Netherlands, 1980) - Chazzan (2004, 10')
Katarzyna Glowicka (Poland, 1979) - Re-breaths (2004, 9')
Paul Bruinen en Jorrit Tamminga (The Netherlands), 1973- Day 1 (2004, 12')
Melissa Mazzoli en Juan Sebastian Lach Lau - Broken (2004, 13')
 
 

STEIM Lecture by Marije Baalman
updated: 25 August, 2004

 

On Monday September 6th STEIM presents a lecture by Marije Baalman. Venue: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, free entrance.

 
 

STEIM Lecture by Yoichi Nagashima
updated: 24 August, 2004

 

On Monday August 30 at 20.30 hour STEIM presents a lecture by Yoichi Nagashima. Venue at STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, free entrance.
 
 

STEIM Concert
updated: 19 August, 2004

 

On Thursday August 26th at 20.30h STEIM presents a concert with Peter Sinclair & GH Hovagimyan and with Joel Ryan & Keir Neuringer. For more information or reservations please email knock@steim.nl
 
 

Workshop by Kim Cascone
updated: 11 August, 2004

 

'Emergent Content Creation Using Simple Genetic Algorithms' is the title of a workshop by Kim Cascone that is going to take place at STEIM from okt 21 - 24. See the workshops section for more info.

 
 

junXion 1.36 release
updated: 28 June, 2004

 

Steim has released junXion v1.36. junXion allows the user to map any USB input device, such as gamepads, joysticks, mice, keyboards into Midi data to control either other OSX based Midi applications such as Steim's LiSa X, Native Instrument's Reaktor, etc. or external Midi devices such as synthesizers, samplers, etc. Up to 8 input devices can be used simultaneously with junXion. This update fixes some bugs and adds new features, such as the ability to use game devices with up to 120 sensors (like your Mac's keyboard and the Raildriver's Cab Controller: http://www.softrail.com/radetrcabco.html), new auto calibrate functions, more flexibility for the Midi channel control and some user interface improvements. junXion is $29 for Mac OS 10.2 or higher.
 
 

STEIM Concert June 24th
updated: 21 June, 2004

 

STEIM presents on Thursday June 24th a concert by Elisabeth Shimana en Seppo Gründler: ‘The Great Score’
For further information please visit the concert section.

 
 

An evening of trans-media performance
updated: 14 June, 2004

 

The participants of the Workshop
RAPID RECOVERY PHASE present a view of their work on Wednesday June 16th at 8.30pm.
Entrance: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134
 
 

STEIM Concert Thursday June 17th
updated: 10 June, 2004

 


STEIM wil present a concert on Thursday June 17th at 8.30pm
with STEINA VASULKA and DAVID STOUT.
 
 

STEIM Lecture
updated: 03 June, 2004

 

Drawing outside the Lines

STEIM presents an evening of
Heroic Systems Hacking
with Roelf Toxpeus and Joel Ryan
on Tuesday the 8th of June at 8:30pm


 
 

STEIM's Open Dagen
updated: 01 June, 2004

 



STEIM - het centrum voor de levende elekronische muziek - houdt
open huis op zaterdag 5 en zondag 6 juni van 10.00 tot 18.00 uur.

Deze maal zullen STEIM-medewerkers twee dagen lang een live electro jam houden met op STEIM ontwikkelde
muziekinstrumenten. Gasten zijn welkom om mee te spelen, mits hun instrumenten min of meer zelf zijn ontwikkeld!

Ook is er een hardware hack-werkplaatsje te zien in het kader van het OIK project (Open It Kit - bouw zelf game controllers voor 'motion tracking' instrumenten en bespeel daarmee live alle mogelijke midi-software).

Tijdens de Open Dagen zijn de beruchte Kraakdozen voor gereduceerd tarief te koop!

Voor ondernemende, nieuwsgierige en tastgrage muziek- en geluidsliefhebbers, jong en oud, amateur en professioneel.
Ook voor musici, theatermakers, beeldend kunstenaars en geïnteresseerden in de meer tastbare uitingen van de nieuwe-mediacultuur!


Toegang: gratis
Datum: 5 & 6 juni
Locatie: STEIM, Achtergracht 19 te Amsterdam
Bereikbaar: met tram 4 halte Prinsegracht
Meer informatie: tel 020-6228690/email knock@steim.nl/www.steim.nl



 
 

STEIM Concert Thursday May 27th
updated: 25 May, 2004

 

STEIM presents on Thursday May 27th an evening with
Nic Collins and Axel Dörner .
For more information please visit the concert section.

 
 

LiSa re-building project
updated: 11 May, 2004

 

STEIM's software engineer Frank Baldé is working on a complete make-over of LiSa (as recently announced on the LiSa mailinglist), in order to make a real OS X GUI (instead of a port from OS 9) and get rid of all loose ends existing in the current version.
In this process, which is done parallel to the implementation of AudioUnit support in LiSa, the first optimalization round showed us an increase of 50% in the number of simultaneous voices! This is achieved by using 32 bit floating point numbers for internal sound handling, instead of 16 bit integers. The other side of this coin is that loading samples from harddisk will take slighly more time; it still is very fast though, and the audio loaded is immediately accessable.
 
 

STEIM workshop @ DasArts
updated: 10 May, 2004

 

STEIM presents the workshop 'Introduction to new media, interfaces and performance' at The DasArts Foundation (De Amsterdamse School/Advanced Research in Theatre and dance Studies) from Monday 17 - Friday 21 May 2004.
Teachers and coaching: Michel Waisvisz, Robert van Heumen, Frank Baldé, Daniel Schorno, Kristina Andersen and Joel Ryan.

 
 

The Pitch Shifter
updated: 10 May, 2004

 

STEIM supports the opera 'The Pitchshifter' by Christine Viola Oorebeek, performed by the Insomnio ensemble.
The premiere is on Tuesday May 11th, in Frascati Theater, Amsterdam.
Check Insomnio's website for other dates.
 
 

LiSa FAQ
updated: 10 May, 2004

 

We've been working on a LiSa FAQ, to provide users with some known issues with LiSa X, and ways of working with/around those issues. Visit the LiSa section for more info.
 
 

Lecture 'Neural Networks for AV Control'
updated: 10 May, 2004

 

On May 19th, (Ex)tractor Martin Robinson will visit STEIM, to talk about 'Neural Networks for AV Control'.
Check the series section for more info.
 
 

Demo/Workshop SuperCollider3
updated: 29 April, 2004

 

On Thursday May 6th at 8 p.m. STEIM will host a demo/workshop with Jan Trutzschler v.F and Joel Ryan on the current state of SuperCollider.

 
 

STEIM Concert
updated: 19 April, 2004

 

STEIM presents on Monday April 26th a concert at Theatre Frascati with Adam Butler, So, Microstoria & Rosa Barba.
For more information please visit the concert section.
 
 

Hardware Hacking Workshop May 24th-28th
updated: 07 April, 2004

 

Join us for a week of HARDWARE HACKING...
with Nicolas Collins (musician, composer, sound artist wizard and former artistic director of STEIM)
For further information please visit the workshop section.

 
 

STEIM Concert.
updated: 06 April, 2004

 

STEIM presents on Thursday April 15th at 20.30 h an evening with
Jon Rose and Adam Linson. For further information please visit the concert section.
 
 

STEIM Concert: Michel Waisvisz, Daniel Schorno, Ayelet Harpaz & Jodi Gilbert
updated: 02 March, 2004

 

Special STEIM concert for VPRO Radio 4 'Cafe Sonore' on Tuesday 9th March at 20.00 h. For more information please visit the concert section.
 
 

Workshop A Practical Introduction to SC server with NICK COLLINS (UK) & FREDRIK OLOFSSON (SE)
updated: 01 March, 2004

 


Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 March 2004.
Place: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam
It will be a 2-day hands-on workshop for which participants should bring their own laptops

For more information see the workshop section
 
 

Insomnio 'Composers Workshop' 2004 at STEIM,  24-26 February 2004
updated: 26 February, 2004

 

The chosen 7 composers - Paul Bruinen, Katarzyna Glowicka, Daniël Hamburger, Juan Sebastian Lach Lau, Sergio Luque, Melissa Mazzioli and Jorrit Tamminga - participate under the artistic guideance of Luca Francesconi, Frances Marie Uitti, Ulrich Poehl, Daniel Schorno and Robert van Heumen, on a half year project in merging the live electronic and instrumental ensemble culture. 

The sessions are being supported by STEIM (Amsterdam) and Muziekcentrum s'Hertogenbosch and between February and September 2004.

 For more information visit the workshops section.
 
 

STEIM concert: Francisco López / Dat Politics / Anne La Berge
updated: 20 January, 2004

 

STEIM presents:
Francisco López / Dat Politics / Anne La Berge
on monday Februari 2, 2004 in Frascati

Check the concert section for more info.

 
 

LiSa mailinglist started!
updated: 20 January, 2004

 

Due to frequent requests, STEIM started a LiSa mailinglist. For LiSa & junXion users and others to exchange setups, cool features, ideas, and for STEIM to announce new versions and features, and (unfortunately sometimes necessary) inform about known bugs (or 'features').

You can subscribe here.
 
 

STEIM and Insomnio present the Composers Workshop Featuring Live Electronics
updated: 17 December, 2003

 

Insomnio, the contemporary music group based in Utrecht, is inviting composers residing in the Netherlands to participate in a “ live electronics” workshop.

The sessions which are being supported by STEIM (Amsterdam) and Muziekcentrum s’Hertogenbosch will be held between February and September 2004.

For more information visit the workshops section.
 
 

Lecture by Robert Wechsler & Frieder Weiss of PalindromeInter.Media Performance Group, on thursday december 4th, 20.30h
updated: 02 December, 2003

 

They talk about and present their most recent works and developments in dance and music technology.
For more info goto the discussion series section.

 
 

Lecture by Nick Collins and Fredrik Olofsson / Klipp av -- BBCUT on Tuesday, December 9th at 20.30h
updated: 02 December, 2003

 

Talking about, demonstrating and performing Audiovisual Breakbeat Cutting.
For more info goto the discussion series section.

 
 

Music and sound related Code Development for Mac OSX
updated: 17 November, 2003

 

STEIM presents on this coming Monday November 17th 2003 an evening for and with you: the Code People and of course anyone else interested in:
Music and sound related Code Development for Mac OSX

More info in the lecture series section.

 
 

LiSa X workshop details online
updated: 30 October, 2003

 

Details of the new LiSa X 2004 workshop are online. Check the workshops section.
 
 

Lecture by Eric Lyon - composer, software creator and ucsd alumni
updated: 27 October, 2003

 

Introducing his experiments in Prismatic Spatial Diffusion, a new method of musical multichannel surround sound projection that analyzes and fractionates sound to complimentary spectral subsets and routed these to multiple speakers in real time.

This lecture will be the pilot for the live STEIM stream - view this lecture on-line!
Check the lecture series section.


 
 

New workshop: real and virtual
updated: 23 October, 2003

 

by Anatomic + Haraldur Karlsson & Rene Beekman

A unique collaboration between STEIM and Waag society.

A weekly open studio, uncover the creative use of networks and media art and usually held at the Theatrum Anatomicum at the Waag Society, hence the name "anatomic", inviting a wide range of young technological artists to collaboratively perform with various technologies online.

Check out the workshop section.
 
 

New workshop: Artech _\for\_ women artists
updated: 23 October, 2003

 

Lecturer(s): Frankie Mann

ARTECH jumpstart: a tech workshop for women artists

Do you have an idea that requires some software know-how,
but there's a gap between your idea and how to pull it off?
Do you have ideas that can't be provided by canned commercial software?

Check the workshops section.
 
 

E-Culture Fair
updated: 22 October, 2003

 

On October 23rd and 24rd the second E-Culture Fair (www.eculturefair.nl), organised by the Virtual Platform in which STEIM participates, will take place. The E-Culture Fair is an international event, in which ‘the state of the art’ in new media will be presented.

STEIM presents a number of new objects of her Touch exhibition and the ‘Ensemble’- project of Kristina Anderson in the E-Culture Fair. On October 23 a performance event will take place in De Melkweg, which is curated by STEIM and de Melkweg.

STEIM’s Touch Exhibition
Michel Waisvisz, Frank Baldé, STEIM (NL)

New developments in affordable gestural input instruments for laptop performers, theatre makers, VJ’s and other artists. Based on D.I.Y.hacking of game controllers and providing software –‘junXion’- for connecting this to existing sound or video software on the MAC platform.

Ensemble
Kristina Andersen (DK), STEIM (NL)

A suitcase full of sound and clothes for children. Each garment is a sensor that controls a sound. The position of a hat, the swoosh of a dress, the darkness of a lady’s bag.

Performance evening: Techno Baroque & handheld symphonies
Melkweg, The Max, 23 October 2003, 9pm

Christoph Kummerer and Matt Wand (Stock, Hausen & Walkman) prefer Lo-fi, lo-res and lo-cost: hacked handheld Nintendo’s as tools for a new, and diverse sound. Thomas Koner and Andy Mellwig (Porter Ricks) are the pioneers of ambient techno. The ‘Enlightened baroque’ of Thomas Koner and Annelie de Man (harpsichord) is a fusion of a baroque and techno, based on the resemblance between a baroque longing for sensory pleasure and the ecstatic experience of present-day techno. Porter Ricks ends the evening with visuals from Karl Kliem (MESO).

Admission: 10 /7.5 (free admission with day ticket to the fair)
The performance evening is organized in collaboration with Melkweg and STEIM.
 
 

LiSa X workshop 2004
updated: 14 October, 2003

 

Due to the enormous response to our recent LiSa X workshop, STEIM is planning a new LiSa X workshop, in the period of januari 12 through 16, 2004. The format of the new workshop is still to be determined, but more info will be posted here as soon as possible.

 
 

junXion 1.0 is out!
updated: 19 September, 2003

 

STEIM has released junXion 1.0
JunXion is a very practical software tool to connect and route any USB input device such as a Joystick, Game Pad, Mouse, etc. to MIDI controlled music/sound software. Any software commercial, or home made, can be controlled and played in an intuitive way.
During the coming months junXion will be further developed into a highly sensitive programable translater of gestures into music. An ideal tool for laptop performers, theatre makers and visual artists. junXion can of course also be used to play vj software. See also: steims products page: www.steim.org/steim/products.html
 

 
 

STEIM's Open House and Touch exhibition.
updated: 19 August, 2003

 

On september 6 and 7 between 11:00 and 18:00h STEIM will host an Open House. All studios and workshops will be open for visiting.
Demonstrations, mini-concerts and guided tours are on the program.
During these days the Touch Exhibition (STEIM's Electro beep club) will be open for public as well.
This exhibition has successfully toured for 5 years and will now be back in Amsterdam at STEIM for the first time.
The exhibition will also be open till september 21 on weekdays between 15:00 and 19:00 h and in the weekends between 11:00 and 18:00 h. Closed on mondays.
For more information: Tel. 020 – 6228690 or email knock@steim.nl

 
 

STEIM' open dagen
updated: 18 August, 2003

 

Op zaterdag 6 en zondag 7 september van 11.00 tot 18.00 uur,
met:
STEIM’s Elektro Piepen Club: bespeelbare elektronische muziekinstrumentententoonstelling, demonstraties, mini-concerten, rondleidingen door het STEIM-laboratorium en de muziekproductiestudio’s.
Toegang is gratis.
Lokatie: Achtergracht 19 te Amsterdam.
Bereikbaar met tram 4, halte Prinsengracht.
Voor meer informatie: Tel. 020 – 6228690 of email knock@steim.nl
 
 

STEIM’s Elektro Piepen Club na 5 jaar toeren terug in Amsterdam.
updated: 18 August, 2003

 

Bespeelbare tentoonstelling van prototypen van elektronische muziekinstrumenten ontwikkeld in STEIM voor creatieve, nieuwsgierige, ondernemende, jonge en oude en avontuurlijke muziek- en geluidsliefhebbers en professionals met gevoelige oren aan het hoofd en die graag zelf alles aanraken.

De tentoonstelling loopt vanaf zaterdag 6 september t/m zondag 21 september.
Openingstijden:
dinsdag t/m vrijdag van 15:00 tot 19:00 uur.
zaterdag en zondag van 11:00 tot en met 18:00 uur.
Buiten de genoemde openingstijden zijn schoolklassen en groepen welkom op afspraak.
Toegang is gratis.
Lokatie: Achtergracht 19 te Amsterdam.
Bereikbaar met tram 4, halte Prinsengracht.
Voor meer informatie: Tel. 020 – 6228690 of email knock@steim.nl
 
 

LiSa X workshop
updated: 13 August, 2003

 

With the release of LiSa X v1.0beta (for OS X) we have planned a new LiSa X workshop in a new format, on October 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2003. The workshop will accomodate beginners and advanced users as well as expert users.
Please go to the workshops section for more information and registration.

 
 

LiSa X beta is out!
updated: 03 July, 2003

 

the public beta version of LiSa X is available on our product page.
we are happily :) awaiting comments, bug reports, suggestions, anecdotes and tales about experiences.
 
 

summer closure steim office
updated: 28 June, 2003

 

steim's office will be closed during the month of july
for emergencies: email to knock@steim.nl and steims telephone answering service will be checked twice a week



 
 

Michel Waisvisz at CyberSonica
updated: 13 June, 2003

 

On friday june 20th Michel Waisvisz will present a musical keynote at the CyberSonica festival at the ICA in London. For more information: http://www.cybersonica.org/
 
 

New STEIM sensorlab prototype almost ready.
updated: 14 January, 2003

 

STEIM engineers are developing a new 'SensorLab' interface for connecting sensors to digital music instruments and computers (pc's and macs). It will allow for a wide range of high resolution sensors to be connected and therefore is especially well suited for music instrument development. However this sensorlab is also more than well equipped for installations and other analog to digital applications. It will communicate via ethernet and provide Midi and OSC protocols. Note that it will also provide return signals for use as visual or actuator feedback. A working prototype is nearing its completion. More news in the spring.
 
 

STEIM's Touch Manifestation in Stockholm
updated: 11 January, 2003

 

Between February 17th and 22nd STEIM's touch exhibition will be presented in Stockholm's Nalen Center. There will concerts for children, lecture demonstrations and Michel Waisvisz will give a concert performance at the Lava center on February 16th.

http://www.sami.se/squeak
 
 

New gestural controllers for laptop performers
updated: 11 January, 2003

 

STEIM is developing a small series of of simple usb gestural controllers specially aimed at laptop performance. These controllers use the hardware of deconstructed commercially available game controllers. STEIM will publish a how-to-do manual for the easy deconstruction of these game controllers for use with the gestural controllers. Performers who would like to work with prototypes later this year are requested to contact steim at knock@steim.nl

 
 
 
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