For Connector XI we are teaming up with Moving Furniture Records.
In 2014 and 2015 Sietse van Erve, the founder of Moving Furniture Records, organised a few great label nights at STEIM. So we are very pleased to have the opportunity to work together again.
Moving Furniture Records
Moving Furniture Records is a label based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, specialised in releasing experimental electronic music. The label was started in October 2008 by Sietse van Erve. They are mostly interested in drones, minimalist, microtonal and field-recordings music.
Moving Furniture Records has released music by both renowned musicians, such as Frans de Waard, Jos Smolders and DNMF, as (young) new talent such as Find Hope In Darkness, Rose & Sandy and Haarvöl.
Martijn Comes (1979) is a Dutch composer who specializes in sound design in various musical traditions with a center of gravity in electro-acoustic composition. He graduated from the Academy for Digital Communication in 2004 with a thesis on live improvisation with the help of digital media and studied Composition for Film at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2010) with Jurre Haanstra. He then followed a Master in Composition at the Utrecht School of the Arts.
He has written several works based on research in pop music, contemporary music and classical music, combining elements from various acoustic + digital aesthetics, composition techniques and sound design in several works.
Cinema Perdu is the Utrecht based project of Martijn Pieck.
“Soundtracks without movies” is how Martijn Pieck sees this project.
With his fascination for (urban) found sounds he works with field recordings as starting point for his compositions. With all kind of manipulations and additions from other sound sources like synthesizers and contact-microphone recordings he recreates the feeling of a place during a certain time, sometimes more factual, sometimes more storytelling.
Besides his solo project Cinema Perdu, Martijn Pieck is also involved in the [law rah] collective and Woodbender. Occasionally he composes music for theater and performance art.
He has released his solo music on Wool-E Tapes, Comphusion, Raubbau, Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere and Moving Furniture Records.
Amsterdam based musician and trained drummer Sietse van Erve (Orphax) was introduced to electronic music in the early nineties. After playing around with tracker software for a couple of years, he eventually recorded his first more serious attempts of music with beats and melodies in 1998, though soon lost interest in both.
He started researching new sounds and new ways of working – always with an organic touch, often incorporating sounds that would be regarded by others as errors or mistakes. Considering life isn’t without errors either. During this search he found his way into drone and microtonal music. As a result in his most recent work time and spatiality become more important factors. Live this is combined is loads of room for improvisation. This way of working results often in an organic form of drone and minimal music.
He has released over 40 releases, as download, CD-R, Tapes and CD’s, on various labels, as well as self-released, since he started working on music, and contributed to many remix projects including work for Kenneth Kirschner, Martijn Comes, TVO and Chris Dooks among others.
In the past he has shared the stage with various musicians including Martijn Comes, Jos Smolders, Frans de Waard (Modelbau), Zeno van den Broek, TVO, BJ Nilsen and Edgars Rubenis.
Some musical influences are Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Catherine Christer Hennix and Kassel Jaeger as well as folk and classical music from India and Tibet, mainly throat and overtone singing.
Besides making music, Sietse van Erve runs Moving Furniture Records and has curated concerts at home, at Amsterdam institute STEIM, De Ruimte, OCCII and more.
Sound Art Expo
You can visit our Sound Art Expo during the breaks: http://steim.org/sound-art-expo/sound-art-hallway/
Beginning of May this exhibition will be open to the public and can be visited on every Thursday and Friday afternoon.
DATE: Thursday 3 May, 2018
TIME: 20:30 (Door open at 20:00)
LOCATION: STEIM (Broedplaats Lely), Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam