Sonic Acts & STEIM present: Vertical Cinema Synchronator Workshop

February 21st, 2014 11:00 am 
STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam


After two spectacular, sold-out screenings at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it was hailed as one of the highlights of the entire festival, Vertical Cinema comes to Amsterdam. The programme, comprising ten new 35mm films for a vertical Cinemascope screen, will be presented at the Stedelijk Museum over four consecutive nights.

The four Vertical Cinema screenings from 20-23 February 2014 are complemented by an extended lecture series at the Stedelijk and a Synchronator workshop at STEIM. More information can be found here: link
Date : Friday 21 Feb 2014, 11-15 hrs
Location : Steim Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam
Admission : €20
Buy your ticket here: link
(There is a maximum of 12 participants for this workshop, so register asap.)

The Synchronator is a device to convert electronic audio signals into a composite video signal.
The device has been developed by Bas van Koolwijk and Gert-Jan Prins in 2009, and has a steadily growing number of users ever since. Tina Frank used the device to produce her Vertical Cinema contribution Colterrain.
During this workshop, we will introduce you to the background, techniques and use of this device for recording and to opportunities for live improvisation. Following this, each participant is invited to work with the Synchronator devices and television monitors, ask questions, and engage in hands-on experiments.
Your instructors: Gert-Jan Prins, Bas van Koolwijk, Tina Frank
Background needed for this workshop: Affinity with direct interaction between image and sound. Bring your devices to connect to the Synchronator!
Gert-Jan Prins
Gert-Jan Prins (NL) focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic noise and investigates its relationship with the visual. His works includes live performances, sound-installations, compositions, electronic circuits, and collaborations with composers, musicians and visual artists.
Bas van Koolwijk
Media artist Bas van Koolwijk uses both sound and image, be it analogue or in numerical code, as interchangeable data. He produces visual and acoustic compositions in which both manifestations powerfully interact. His works can often be seen as an attack on the illusion of the medium itself. Van Koolwijk develops his own hardware and software applications.
Tina Frank
ina Frank (AT) is a graphic designer and media artist working as a professor of visual communication and the head of the Department for Graphic Design and Photography at The University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz. She started working with video and multimedia in the mid-1990s and has performed live at many music, film and multimedia festivals with musicians from the electronic music scene around the label Mego. Her video works, e.g., Chronomops (2006) and Vergence (2010), explore the boundaries of human visual perception and are shown regularly at exhibitions and festivals.