MAR 24 ++ Martins Rokis and MICA exchange students

March 24th, 2013 8:30 pm 


We’re happy to welcome our second exchange group from the Maryland Institute College of Art. They will be finishing their residency at STEIM and performing new works together with Martins Rokis.

Martins Rokis has been experimenting with various electronic music forms since the late 90’s, hiding under short lived aliases, co-producing radio show on local underground radio and working as a DJ.

While studying philosophy and delving into sound programming his focus gradually shifted away from musical aspects of sound more towards experiential relationships between sound, space and body in general.

Currently he is crossing boundaries between so-called computer music, psychedelic noise and sound art, blending generative strategies with improvisation.

On their second program exchange to STEIM, the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Sound Art program will explore the the unique soundscape of Amsterdam and the sonic finger print of STEIM in live performanace this Sunday evening. The 5 undergraduate students, led by MICA sound art faculty Jason Sloan and Erik Spangler, will create a unique improvisional performance that will be based on sampling from STEIM’s archive of vintage analog synthesizers while also drawing from an original archive of field recordings created while visiting Amsterdam. Through this process of mixing two unique and historic soundscapes this performance aims at creating a unique music that celebrates both the city of Amsterdam and the STEIM organization.


DATE: Sunday, 24 MARCH 2013
TIME: 20:30 (door open 20:00)
LOCATION: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam ( map )