Kim Cascone — subflowers – &#934

March 26th, 2015 8:30 pm 
Achtergracht 19, 1017WL Amsterdam Achtergracht 19, 1017WL Amsterdam

subflowers – &#934 — Kim Cascone

a 21 minute piece of interference tones using intervals tuned in just intonation performed in total darkness for a meditating audience.



Sweet Summer Holidays in France

a performance by Semay Wu (cello) & Robert van Heumen (laptop-instrument)
“7, 19, 22, 37, 68, 79, 310”


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DATE: Thursday 26 March, 2015
TIME: 20:30 (door opens 20:00)
COST: €10
LOCATION: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, 1017WL Amsterdam


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Kim Cascone studied electronic music at the Berklee College of Music and privately at the New School in Manhattan. He founded Silent Records in 1985 and has released more than 50 albums of electronic music on Silent, Sub Rosa, Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton, Störung and Monotype. Cascone has performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Scanner, John Tilbury, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros and worked as assistant music editor on two David Lynch films. Cascone founded the .microsound list in 1999, has written for MIT Press and Contemporary Music Review and is an advisor for the audio culture journal Interference. His writings are included in many books on sound art.


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 his band Shackle (with electro-flutist Anne LaBerge) and various ad-hoc groups. He’s using realtime audio-synthesis software SuperCollider and STEIM’s live sampling software LiSa.


Semay Wu
is currently studying at the Institute of Sonology and Steim. Her main instrument is the cello and her previous practice has evolved through improvisations, recordings and performances in numerous musical forms. She has also a compositional body of work arising from devised theatre shows and choreographed dance pieces amongst others. Her current research focuses on the embodied practice of the cello to design a musical interface that not only nurtures new tools for composition, but perhaps may become finely tuned through improvisational practices within an interactive electroacoustic environment.