Connector XIII

July 5th, 2018 8:00 pm 

One year ago 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.

This time we have invited Ted Moore, Yung-Tuan Ku and Martijn Comes

DATE: Thursday 5 July, 2018
TIME: 20:30 (Door open 20:00 hrs.)
COST: €7,50
LOCATION: STEIM (Broedplaats Lely), Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam

Ted Moore
Ted Moore is a composer, improviser, intermedia artist, and educator based in Chicago. His work focuses on fusing the sonic, visual, physical, and acoustic aspects of performance and sound, often through the integration of technology. Ted’s work has been reviewed as “an impressive achievement both artistically and technically” (Jay Gabler, VitaMN), “wonderfully creepy” (Matthew Everett, TC Daily Planet), and “epic” (Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press). Ted’s work has been premiered by the International Contemporary EnsembleSpektral QuartetThe Dream Songs ProjectYarn/WireSplinter ReedsQuince Vocal EnsembleAVIDduo, and others, and has been performed across the country including at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Spectrum (NYC), Root Signals Electronic Music Festival (Statesboro, GA), and the Electroacoustic Barn Dance (Fredericksburg, VA), among others.

Ted also frequently performs solo on electronics using his laptop, modular synthesizer systems, resonant physical objects, lighting equipment, and video projection. He has been featured as an installation artist by the Northern Spark Festival (Minneapolis), Studio 300 Festival of Digital Art and Music (Lexington, KY), St. Paul Public Library, TC Make (Minneapolis). As an improviser, Ted is one half of Binary Canary, a woodwinds-laptop improvisation duo alongside saxophonist Kyle Hutchins. In collaboration with Scott Miller, he curated and performed in the free improvisation series Ars Electroacoustica in Minneapolis. As a theater artist, Ted has worked with many independent companies, notably with Skewed Visions and Savage Umbrella. He has taught in a variety of capacities, including at The Walden School’s Young Musicians Program and Creative Musicians Retreat (Dublin, NH), MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis), Slam Academy (Minneapolis), and McNally Smith College of Music (St. Paul).
Currently Ted is pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Chicago.

Yung-Tuan Ku

Taiwanese percussionist, music theater maker and event organizer now based in Amsterdam.

Yung-Tuan graduated from Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Cum laude in June 2015. She is the prize winner of International Percussion Competition Luxembourg 2012, Tromp Percussion competition 2014, and AHK Eindwerkprijs 2015. In 2016, She received the scholarship from Jan Pustjens Foundation for her solo music theater-Mimocussion and supported by Stichting Eigen Muziekinstruments to purchase marimba and vibraphone.

She is now an artist member of Studio MAPA Nederland and Platform for Artists Nederland Taiwan.

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Martijn Comes 

Martijn Comes (1979) is a Dutch composer who is specialised in new media, sound design and electro-acoustic composition. He graduated at the academy for Digital Communications in 2004 with a thesis on live stage performance with the aid of digital media and studied Composition for Film at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (2010). He wrote diverse works based on research in popular music, contemporary music and classical music combining elements of various acoustic+digital aesthetic, composition techniques and sound design in six releases with ‘Infinite Spaces and Beyond’ (2014), ‘Wolf’ (2015), ‘Tradition Noise (2015)’, ‘Radio Oblivion (2016)’ and ‘Interrogation Of The Crystalline Sublime’ (2017) being his most recent solo albums, which all were critically acclaimed.

Next to performing locally he performed all over Europe: Athens, Madrid, Valencia, London, Paris,..

His work has been broadcasted world wide on local as well as national stations like Radio 3 Spain, Polish and Norwegian National Radio, and RTÉ Ireland. He worked with filmmaker Thomas Mohr his ‘Resonance’ & ‘Learning curve’ films, which both were curated by the LIMA Media Art Platform (former NiMK). ‘Resonance’ was part of the Best Of selection of the Ars Electronica festival in 2010.
He has written critiques for broadcasting network the VPRO (Vrije Geluiden) and he is an avid curator of concerts and host of two national radioshows in the Netherlands, ‘Kraak Helder’ and ‘Inventions for Radio’, both featured on the Concertzender. Both programs focus on promoting innovative electro-acoustics and broadcast-art.

Collaborations include the New BBC Radiophonic workshop. He received commissions by: IO SOUND (ca), Bedouin Records (uae), Bastikaya Tapes (uae), Record Label Record Label (gr), Oak Editions (it), Time Symmetric (us), WORM Rotterdam, Moving Furniture Records and Smikkelbaard (nl).
Martijn shared the stage and collaborated with artists as Kim Cascone, Twine, Mitchell Akiyama, Rosa Menkman, Marijn Korff de Gidts, Christian Pabst, poet Martin Reints, actrice Annette Kouwenhoven, Armeno Alberts, Philippe Petit, Giulio Aldinucci, Lucrecia Dalt, Freida Abtan, Scant Intone and Orphax.