Open Studio Artist Talks: w/ Chikashi Miyama (JP), Martin Howse (UK)

December 6th, 2012 2:00 pm 
STEIM, Achtergracht 19 1017WL Amsterdam STEIM, Achtergracht 19 1017WL Amsterdam

Thursday 6 December STEIM presents artist talks by resident artists Chikashi Miyama and Martin Howse. Entry is free.

Talks begin at 14:00 and will end at 17:00.

14:00 – Chikashi Miyama

15:15 – Break

15:45 – Martin Howse

Location: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam

Chikashi Miyama is a composer, video artist, interface designer, performer and author. He received a MA from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan, a Nachdiplom from Music academy of Basel, Switzerland, and a Ph.D from University at Buffalo, New York, USA. In 2011, he received a research grant from DAAD and worked as a visiting researcher at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany. His compositions have received an ICMA student award, a Chancellor’s award from State University of New York, a second prize in SEAMUS commission competition, a special prize in Destellos Competition, and a honorable mention in the Residence Prize section of the Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition. His works and papers have been accepted by ICMC twelve times, by NIME four times, and selected by various international festivals in more than 18 countries. He is currently teaching computer music as a lecturer at the college of music and dance in Cologne, Germany. His book about Pure-Data, an audio software programming environment developed by M.Puckette, will be published in January 2013.

Chikashi Miyama Portrait

Martin Howse operates within the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions). Heavily improvised, playing with the collapse of massed, barely functional salvaged equipment and software systems made manifest in sound/noise and image, Howse presents a complex, process-driven constructivist performance; the symphonic rise of the attempt to piece together fugal systematics is played out against the noise of collapse and machine crash at the deserted border of control.

Martin Howse portrait