Connector VII

January 11th, 2018 8:00 pm 

Last summer STEIM started their new event series ‘Connector’. Every first Thursday of the month we will connect with another collective or disciplin, resulting in either a concert or exhibition.



The first edition of 2018 has been postponed a week and will be on Thursday 11 January!

This time we have invited Tatsuru Arai with his A/V performance, and students of HKU will make compositions for the WMWM installation. And of course the Sound Art Hallway will be open to visit.


Tatsuru Arai
“Matters-ton” from Hyper Serial Music

Sound Visual performance

Matters-ton is the 2nd chapter of Tatsuru Arai’s Hyper Serial Music project. Aiming to expand, in a new contemporary sense, classical means related to the history of Serial Music. Tatsuru’s work has developed and evolved into more complex and higher quality results, unfolding the relation between sound and matters on the
three dimensions of space. By means of algorithmic simulation, principles designing the audio-visual substance are correlated directly on showing the physical side of Universe through human perception.


WMWM is an audiovisual artwork, developed by Tijs Ham and Roald van Dillewijn, that takes the center stage in a series of concerts and performances. The audience is positioned around the object and treated to a combination of moiré patterns blended with ambient and drones. A novel approach to spacial audio, an inverted variation of the standard 5.1 setup, opens up new possibilities of sonically exploring the acoustics of the performance space. Mentored by Roald van Dillewijn, the following students of HKU will compose and perform a piece:
Bart van den Brink
Chris Mulder
Jaromir Mulders
Tomas Loos
Olivier van Dijk
Oscar Klok
Leonard Kluen
Andreas Aalberg Tegnander

Tijs Ham & Roald van Dillewijn

Tijs Ham & Roald van Dillewijn are frequent collaborators, working together as part of The Void*, as the duo Tapage & Espoir and more recently as the creative masterminds behind the WMWM project. Playing around with sonic textures is always the most important aspect of their collaborations and WMWM is no exception. This time around they were aiming to pair the sonic textures with visual textures using moiré patterns alongside the unique multi speaker setup. For the Connector performance they will divide their tasks, putting Tijs Ham in charge of the sound as Roald is manipulating the visual elements.

DATE: Thursday 11 January, 2018
TIME: 20:30 (Door opens 20:00 hrs.)
COST: €7,50 (cash at the door)
LOCATION: STEIM (Broedplaats Lely), Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam
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