STEIM http://steim.org Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:20:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 bAgg*fisH – artist in residence at STEIM, Amsterdam December 8th – 12th 2013 http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/12/14/baggfish-artist-in-residence-at-steim-amsterdam-december-8th-12th-2013/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=baggfish-artist-in-residence-at-steim-amsterdam-december-8th-12th http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/12/14/baggfish-artist-in-residence-at-steim-amsterdam-december-8th-12th-2013/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:07:04 +0000 http://steim.org/projectblog/?p=5759 Read more

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Already a year ago (time is running so fast…) Michael Fischer (Austrian tenor saxophone, feedback_saxophone, violin) and me (Marcos Baggiani: drums, small instruments) got the opportunity to make a residence here in Steim.
The purpose:
1- Studio working on the mix of material recorded previously.
2- Developing new material -integration feedback acoustic- and documenting it.
Our 2nd part of the plan was much more successful than the 1st one, and a whole bunch of new ideas and possibilities open up after working in the studio exposing our feedback duo to Oscar Jan Hoogland on his electro-clavichord, moogs and turn tables and playing a feedback + acoustics with Wilbert de Joode and Felicity Provan.
Not all the work that we planned to do came out so easily as we foreseen it, but the research process was in it self very fructifying and we are looking forward to make a 2nd residence in the near future!

All in all: We had a great time working at Steim and specially playing for The winter party.
Audience was great and we felt very good being part of Steim family for that period.
We leave you here with a video of bAgg*fisH @ STEIM Winter Party, Amsterdam: http://youtu.be/NrUvicUNQWc

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The Art of Impact http://steim.org/2014/12/the-art-of-impact/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-art-of-impact http://steim.org/2014/12/the-art-of-impact/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:48:45 +0000 http://steim.org/?p=8468 Read more

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We kunnen kunst niet los zien van de maatschappij. Het is er een wezenlijk onderdeel van. Muziek, literatuur, theater, design, film, beeldende kunst vormen de motor van innovatie, welzijn en kritisch vermogen. Kunst kan ons anders naar de wereld laten kijken, dat wat we denken te kennen een onverwachte twist geven, oplossingen voor onoplosbare problemen bieden en verbindingen leggen voor het leven.

 
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In de laatste drie jaar heeft STEIM samengewerkt met het Vanboeijen Instituut in Assen, een instituut voor zorg voor mensen met een verstandelijke handicap, om muziekinstrumenten te ontwikkelen om de kwaliteit van leven van de cliënten van Vanboeijen te verbeteren: plezier hebben, spanning reguleren, regie over de eigen omgeving, en het ondersteunen van fysieke beweging. Deze avond presenteren we een eerste versie van het instrument dat is ontwikkeld, en gaan we in op de uitdagingen die we zijn tegengekomen tijdens het ontwikkelproces.
 
Dit project wordt ondersteund door Stichting Doen, en tevens gekozen als één van de voorbeeld projecten in het kader van The Art of Impact
 
http://theartofimpact.nl/

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International Metabody Forum http://steim.org/2014/11/international-metabody-forum/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=international-metabody-forum http://steim.org/2014/11/international-metabody-forum/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:51:53 +0000 http://steim.org/?p=8388 Read more

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Crafting the Metabody: From Hands-­on to Bodies­-on, intra­-action and transdisciplinary mappings

 

From December 8th to the 14th, STEIM is hosting the International MetaBody Forum 2014, as part of the MetaBody project, a 5 years EU ­funded project which started in July of 2013

 
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In this week, the partners in the project will collaborate in a group residency, bringing together their various concepts, knowledge and tools to produce a collaborative prototype for the eventual outcome of the project – a transformative, mobile architecture, that will seek to open perceptions, relations, movements and behaviors up to indeterminacy. During the week, the partners will transform all of the STEIM studios into a space of meta-formances, bodily experiences and transformative architectures.
 
The outcome of this week­long residency will be presented during the weekend:
 
DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, December 13, from 14:00 to 17:00
Satuday, December 13, from 20:00 to 23:00
Sunday, December 14, from 14:00 to 17:00
LOCATION:
STEIM Concertspace, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

 
This presentation will include presentations on the theoretical background, as well as critiques on the technology used, and discussions between the partners and visitors.
For more information: click here
 
 
On Wednesday, December 10, from 20:00 we are hosting another evening on:

Expression through Movement and Music

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LOCATION:
 
Theater Perdu
Kloveniersburgwal 86
1012 CZ Amsterdam
http://perdu.nl/
http://perdu.nl/en/contact/

 
The evening will present two projects from the MetaBody partners:
 
Affording Difference, Different Bodies / Cultures / Expression / Abilities
Working together to create electronic music instruments to improve quality of life

 
For more information, click here
 

About the MetaBody project:

 
MetaBody addresses the importance of non-verbal communication and embodied expressions for cultural diversity as a fundamental form of cultural heritage. Current information technologies induce forms of homogenisation of non-verbal expressions while subjecting people to an increasing control, thus undermining fundamental freedoms. This empoverishment of cultural expressions on a global scale is undermining diversity and civil rights while expanding the possibilities for ubiquitous and invisible surveillance worldwide.
 
The MetaBody project seeks to address this problem, elaborate a critique and propose alternatives through the production of new kind of media that highlight the diversity of embodied expressions, bodies and contexts, foregrounding cultural diversity. New multidisciplinary or transdiciplinary communication platforms will be developed in the convergence of the arts (dance, music, architecture and visual arts), and social minorities
with the mediation of techno-sciences and humanities.
 
More information: www.metabody.eu
 

The core partners in the MetaBody project are:

 
Spain – Asociación Transdisciplinar REVERSO – Jaime del Val
Italy – Infomus ­Universitá di Genova – Antonio Camurri
Germany – Trans­Media­Akademie – Hellerau Thomas Dumke
UK – DAP_Lab – Brunel University ­– Johannes Birringer
France – K­Danse – Jean Marc Matos
Netherlands – STEIM – Marije Baalman
Portugal – Fabrica de Movimentos – Alberto Magno
Germany – Palindrome – Robert Wechsler
Spain – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – Eva Botella­Ordinas & José Luis carles
Spain – Instituto STOCOS ­– Pablo Palacio & Muriel Romero
Netherlands – Hyperbody Research group – Dr. Nimish Biloria
Germany – IMM Group – Bernd Schaedlich

 

During the week we are joined by some of our associated partners:

 
Switzerland – ICST – Daniel Bisig
Netherlands – dtr_lab – Dieter Vandoren
USA – NYIT – New York Institute of Technology – Kevin LaGrandeur
USA – UC Berkeley ­– Lisa Wymore and Sheldon Smith

 
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Studio (take2) http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/11/13/studio-take2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=studio-take2 http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/11/13/studio-take2/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:29:14 +0000 http://steim.org/projectblog/?p=5744 Read more

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As part of an artist-in-residency stay, I got the opportunity to stay with a group of fellow artists at Steim. The aim was to produce new site-specific sound works and performances to present in an exhibition/concert night. Visitors then were able to enter all the studios which were occupied by various artistic interventions.

Steim thankfully provided all there studio spaces and an awful lot of equipment! Big thanks for such a support!

The specific architecture of the studios and the tradition of experimental electronic inherent at Steim served somehow as a start or reference point for all of the works.

For example my own production entitled REC (together with Clemens Mairhofer & Sebastian Six as artist collective FAXEN) focused mainly on the sound studio architecture, the specific acoustics and working situations in recording studios. The piece focused on unnoticed structures and elements of music production, such as coordination and communication between musicians and the acoustic configuration of the studio. By demounting and rearranging the acoustic absorber panels, we highlighted the sculptural qualities of these unique objects. This sculptural setting was combined with a four channel installation based on documentary material – mainly the count-in – of various recording sessions.

Pictures of REC by artist collective FAXEN at Steim Studio #1:

Thanks to Steim I had a highly productive and inspiring time!

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CYNETART 2014 http://steim.org/2014/11/cynetart-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cynetart-2014 http://steim.org/2014/11/cynetart-2014/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:46:47 +0000 http://steim.org/?p=8351 Read more

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Marco Donnarumma is featured at the CY NET ART-Festival 13.-19. November 2014 Dresden, Germany. He will present his work ‘Nigredo’ which is also in the running to win an award. Ofcourse we will keep you updated on the outcome this Thursday!

 
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CYNETART is an international festival for interdisciplinary art based on new technologies and media that takes place annually in November in Dresden . It is the focal point of Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau’s activities and an internationally esteemed platform for digital culture. Every year CYNETART provides a vast, but curated overview of current developments in technology-based art.
 
CY NET ART testifies to the life of intertwined species and shows options of connectivity with specifically designed perception architectures. The modelation of coexistence reflects our understanding of ourselves. Our demand for contact among each other and to other species, so it be purely energetic or mediated, is ongoing.
 
In the sense of cybernetics comprehension relationships between disciplines and types are drawn, networked together, set into relation to each other. The technical interfaces form the interfaces of the transformation of bodies (ant colonies, human, organic crops, etc.) into data, thus in possible information for process control and the processing of technical procedures. Due to their informal qualities feedback loops offer connections and thus confirm the assumption that all is connected to everything, all mutually conditionally.
 
From 13 to 19 November, CYNETART festival invites to various atmo-spheres, in which we will meet under the roof of the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden.
 
click here for more information

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100 in 1 Midi Master http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/10/26/100-in-1-midi-master/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=100-in-1-midi-master http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/10/26/100-in-1-midi-master/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:02:02 +0000 http://steim.org/projectblog/?p=5735 Read more

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The 100 in 1 Midi Master is what i’ve come from Australia to work on at STEIM.
The idea is a modular midi controller, using the framework of a modular synthesiser (source, patching, voltage shaping, triggers, gates) but for low level voltages that are converted to midi messages by microcontroler.

The idea behind the system comes form the “100 in 1 Electronic Circuit Kits” popular in the 1980′s.

which derived from larger university learning systems:

The idea behind theses systems were that you could, on the fly, patch-together anything from musical oscillators to simple computers.

In my project the result is an open framework midi controller that lets you build, edit and rearrange your midi setup on the fly. Want a volume fader…done, want some keys…done, a sequencer….done, something in between all those things….you just need a lot of patchchords.

My process so far will be presented on Thurs the 30th of Oct.

If your after more information, you can find it here:
http://100in1midi.wordpress.com/

At present the is a plan for a short run of units next year, possibly a kick-starter. 

My website is here: www.robertjordansound.com/cfoge

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Truus de Groot – short residency http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/10/23/truus-de-groot-short-residency/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=truus-de-groot-short-residen http://steim.org/projectblog/2014/10/23/truus-de-groot-short-residency/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:13:13 +0000 http://steim.org/projectblog/?p=5725 Read more

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Crackle – Triomne Synth Duo by Truus de Groot

I am using my time to create a series of short Duets for the Crackle Synthesizer, on loan from Kristina Andersen (thank you!) and my self designed (with Bosko Hrnjak and Dr Moonstien) Triomne Synth. They prove to be very great partners indeed! This is a lot of fun. Here a short clip for a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLbRlBMW21I

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(h)ear XL II – Multimedia Sound Art exhibition http://steim.org/2014/09/hear-xl-ii-multimedia-sound-art-exhibition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hear-xl-ii-multimedia-sound-art-exhibition http://steim.org/2014/09/hear-xl-ii-multimedia-sound-art-exhibition/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:16:38 +0000 http://steim.org/?p=8145 Read more

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(h)ear is a foundation which focusses on sound art and experimental music and makes effort to initiate dialogues with other art disciplines. This friday they are opening a new sound art exhibition at the art centre Signe in Heerlen

 
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DETAILS:
DATE OPENING: 26th of September
TIME: 20:00
ENTRANCE: Free
LOCATION: kuS, Willemstraat 91a, Heerlen, NL

 
At the opening night of the exhibition, STEIM director Dick Rijken will give the opening speech. While STEIM is well know for its involvement in the performative and instrumental sides of sound and music, there are close relations to Soundart and interactive installations as well.
 
Be sure to check out the full line-up of the exhibition using the link below!
 
http://www.h-ear.org/

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This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time http://steim.org/2014/09/this-is-the-time-this-is-the-record-of-the-time/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-is-the-time-this-is-the-record-of-the-time http://steim.org/2014/09/this-is-the-time-this-is-the-record-of-the-time/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:31:16 +0000 http://steim.org/?p=8083 Read more

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Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam presents This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time, a collaborative project with the American University of Beirut (AUB) Art Gallery, developed by curators Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller. The exhibition features newly commissioned works by nine artists based in Lebanon and the Netherlands.

 
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DETAILS:
OPENING: Saturday the 13th of September
TIME: 17:00 – 19:30
LOCATION: Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam
MORE INFO: click here

 
The past few weeks, Cynthia Zaven, a Composer and Sound Artist from Lebanon has been working at STEIM to finalize her 12 speaker installation Perpetuum Mobile. The piece uses piano sounds as its source which is then distributed in circular space.
 
This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time takes its cue from Laurie Anderson’s ominous 1982 song From the Air. Anderson’s song depicts a feeling of imminent disaster, characterized by a loss of control over our agency and positioning in the world. We seem to live in an era of acceleration, ever-expanding and dominating technology, and ongoing crises that are more than ever before experienced on a global scale. While we can share our daily events to a degree that was not possible before, we seem to have less power over the course that the world is taking. Although we are constantly exposed to the various histories in the making, because of the incessant news feeds, social media and other recording devices we might understand less of our current times as we become overloaded with information. Events play out in real-time, we have them at our fingertips, but does that really help shed light on our current condition? Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller suggest that we are in dire need of reconsidering how we experience and record our times.
 

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Fascinate Conference http://steim.org/2014/08/fascinate-conference/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fascinate-conference http://steim.org/2014/08/fascinate-conference/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:09:17 +0000 http://steim.org/?p=8069 Read more

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STEIM master students Peter Edwards and Dan Gibson will perform at this years Fascinate Conference in Falmouth, UK. Kristina Anderson is also going to present a keynote talk entitled ‘GENERATIVE, LIVE & DANGEROUS’

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The themes of the conference include:

- The use of digital technologies in location based cultural practices and socio-environmental issues
- Digital technologies in music, theatre, choreography and dance performance
- The application of contemporary arts and crafts practices in digital games worlds
- Current developments in networked and immersive telepresence performances
- Generative music, digital composition and digitally augmented musicians

for more information check the website at:
http://www.fascinateconference.com/

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