It’s once again time for STEIM’s annual Summer Party! This year we have decided to make a couple of changes. First of all, the party will take place a week later than usual, on the 24th of June. Secondly… This edition will be held at the BIMHUIS! Ofcourse you can expect a strong line-up featuring internationally renowned artists and local powerhouses.
DATE: 24th of June, 2015
LOCATION: BIMHUIS, Piet Heinkade 3, Amsterdam
TICKETS: click here
Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, and curator whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. Working primarily with multichannel spatialized sound – combining pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, extreme frequencies, dense noise, and computer-enhanced acoustic instruments, Sadja creates post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Doron has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/exhibited at PS1 MoMa, Miami MOCA, D’amelio Terras Gallery, Cleveland Museum of Art, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others. Sadja co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile performance space in Brooklyn (RIP), and has curated various new music/sound art festivals around NYC, including the multichannel SOUNDCORRIDORS Festival, Easy Not Easy, John Cage Musicircus, and more.
If technology and music are your life, brace yourself- Moldover is about to reformat your soul. Hailed by more than 1,000,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, Moldover is a new breed of music icon. Combining the charisma of a rock star, the mad genius of a basement inventor, and the radical inclusiveness of the DIY internet generation, Moldover is “literally throwing away the rule book and reinventing the wheel” (Remix Magazine). Witness his balls-to-the-wall live show at a club, experience one of his jambox multiplayer instruments at a festival, or pick up and play the “light theremin” packaging of his debut album and understand why the next paradigm for music is a one-man-brand called Moldover.
Moldover’s success as a producer and performer comes only after years of work founding the principles of controllerism. This new cultural movement, now the most quickly growing force in electronic music, is an ingenious and accessible formula for live sound manipulation: Computer + Controller = The New Instrument. Moldover fuels this new craft by designing completely new kinds of music controllers. His multi-player music jamming station “The Octamasher”, tours to music festivals, college campuses and private parties, putting controllerism into the hands of everyone. His commercially available performance controller, “The Mojo” combines elements of traditional instruments, DJ hardware and video game controllers, offering unparalleled ergonomic tactility to other serious controllerists. Next on the horizon is a new multiplayer instrument\ called “The SyncoMasher” and a Do-It-Yourself version of Moldover’s hacked up performance monster, “The Frankentroller”.
Michel Banabila / Radboud Mens / Marco Douma
During The Summer Party, Banabila / Mens / Douma will present a new live audio visual performance; a daring balance between sophisticated electronics and exciting layers of pulsating rhythms accompanied by the thrilling images made by Marco Douma.
Michel Banabila was born in Amsterdam but nowadays works in Rotterdam as a composer, sound artist and producer. The start of his carreer can be characterized as high quality, experimental ambient music with a lot of influences in world-music. His pioneering work consists of countless collaborations across a multitude of styles.
Radboud Mens is a sound artist whose is nested in contemporary music. He continually focusses on developing new approaches to music and sound. In his early works there was a clear preference for noise. His later work has contributed to the development of minimal-techno, glitch and experimental dub. Mens uses elektronic technology to manipulate microscopic sounds. His sonic world is in a continual state of temporal and spacial flux and encompasses found sounds and influences from the media.
Marco Douma is a multi-disciplinairy / multimediairy contemporary artist who works with digital environments. He focusses on moving images and audio. His works are meant to bring the viewer into an alternative reality. Time and space dissolve as the viewer is allowed a moment of reflection. New layers of meaning are added to scenes that may originate out of everyday life’s experiences.