Converging Objects and a Shackle Affair

December 11th, 2013 8:30 pm 
STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam

During their two days at STEIM’s studio 3, the international participants of Shackle’s Converging Objects workshop will work with Anne La Berge, Robert van Heumen and Luc van Weelden on a structured improvisation piece, using both acoustic and electronic instruments. We will premiere this piece at the concert tonight!

Converging Objects artists: Vilbjørg Broch, Inge van den Kroonenberg, Steve Jones, Stefano Kalonaris , Mark Summers, Giorgio Distante, Nicoleta Chatzopoulou, Xander Sijperda, Musfik Can Muftuoglu, Chi-Hsia Lai, Josh Hu, Jan Klug.


The second set will be a Shackle Affair. In the Shackle Affair, a guest plays with Shackle and the Shackle System. The guest for this set is hard/software hacking wizard Luc van Weelden.

Luc van Weelden
The Shackle System

DATE : 11 December 2013
TIME : 20:30
LOCATION : STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

Anne LaBerge‘s career as flutist/improviser/composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries.
Her performances bring together the elements on which her international reputation is based: a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for improvising delicately spun microtonal textures and melodies, and her wholly unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, all combined with electronic processing. Many of her compositions involve her own participation, though she has produced works intended solely for other performers, usually involving guided improvisation and text. In addition to creating her own work she regularly performs in other artists’ projects in a range of settings from modern chamber music to improvised electronic music.

Robert van Heumen is a composer and improvising musician using an extended laptop-instrument to perform highly immersive and hyper-dynamic electro-acoustic music.As a musician, live sampling is his main tool. With a joystick and other tactile controllers, live sampled source sounds are gesturally manipulated and reworked within open ended narratives. Van Heumen is continously researching new strategies for live sampling and looking for the perfect balance between free improvisation and structured music. The laptop is used in an instrumental, tactile way, connecting action to sound like any acoustic instrument, and is used live as well as in the studio to generate sonic material for electro-acoustic compositions. Van Heumen is performing regularly with Shackle (with electro-flutist Anne LaBerge).

Luc van Weelden (1983) has been working for about four years now as a freelancer in the development of hardware and software for music and video applications. He has worked on the design of interactive systems and algorithms for performances and installations in different contexts. His work ranges from interactive systems for improvising jazz ensembles and Lego controlled turntables to real-time generative video installations and performances with circuit bent material from toy stores. Besides his own work and work in cooperation with others, like Iris van Herpen, Luc has been facilitating technological setups for the reproduction of pieces with specific hardware or software requirements, build VJ applications on demand, performed electronics scores, developed music and non-music systems. Luc will join Shackle as an additional coach for the workshop.