STEIM workshops, lectures, exhibition and concert in NYC next week

STEIM will be in full effect next week in New York city, conducting workshops and lectures, exhibiting it’s Mobile Touch exhibit, and showcasing some of the best artists in a concert. It will be a great chance for the U.S. community and audience to experience what STEIM is about at first hand.

STEIM CONCERT 😕 Electronic Music Lab at Japan Society
Saturday, May 8, 7:30 PM

For this concert program, we have chosen 4 acts that represent STEIM’s on going support for collaboration and innovation in live electronic music. Through our residency program, these artists have examined and explored the ideas of improvisation, composition and the “instrument” in contemporary electronic music

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Yutaka Makino (Japan/Germany): A musician and researcher who explores new boundaries between composition, architecture and sculpture through generative computational means

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ABATTOIR: A duo comprised of Audrey Chen (U.S.)—vocalist, cellist and analog electronics musician/composer and Robert van Heumen (Netherlands)—a composer and tinkerer equally at home with a keyboard or a joystick

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A collaboration between composer Yannis Kyriakides (Netherlands) and guitarist Andy Moor (U.K./ Netherlands) of the legendary Dutch punk band The Ex

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dj sniff (Japan/Netherlands), a.k.a. Takuro Mizuta Lippit—turntable musician and Artistic Director of STEIM

$18/$15 Japan Society members
2-day pass (includes STEIM Artist Talk + demo)
$25/$20 Japan Society members

Japan Society

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STEIM Artist Talk + Demo
Friday, May 7 at 7 pm

STEIM artists Yutaka Makino and dj sniff discuss the process of creating their innovative electronic music and share their perspectives on the latest international collaborations. Sound poet Tomomi Adachi joins them to demonstrate his wildly imaginative self-made instruments.
Tickets $12/$10 Japan Society members

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STEIM Mobile Touch Exhibition
Friday, May 7, 12–9:30 pm
Saturday, May 8, 12–5 pm & 6–10 pm

Please touch! A rare opportunity to make your own music on STEIM’s wild collection of invented electronic instruments, including the Finger Web, the Cracklebox, the Voice Scratcher and the Headbanger.

Workshop for Youth? STEIM Mobile Touch Workshop
Saturday, May 8
11–11:45 am: for ages 10–14
5–5:45 pm: for ages 15–18

Young people get a peek behind the curtain at STEIM’s methods of musical invention in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn about several instruments, including the Cracklebox—a touch synthesizer that uses the body as a circuit—and the Headbanger—an instrument that allows the player to create music with head movements.
Tickets $10/$8 Japan Society members

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STEIM Workshop : Using junXion to create an instrument with what you have at Harvestworks
Wednesday, May 5, 10am – 4pm


This workshop will be using STEIM’s mapping software junXion to cover various concepts like data analysis, conditioning, storing values, and mapping. Participants are encouraged to bring a physical controller like a Wii remote, a joystick, a custom build Arduino, an OSC controller, or any other device that is supported by junXion. They will be challenged to create a full fledged instrument with this device in only a couple of hours.

Space is limited, please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

596 Broadway, #602 New York, NY 10012 212-431-1130
Subway: F/V/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R/W Prince, 6 Bleeker

JunXion ( is one of the most powerful, easy to use, upwardly complex HID translator software tools for the MacIntosh. USB sensor boards & peripherals, Bluetooth-Wii’s, serial Arduino, OSC, MIDI, Audio and Video inputs all get wired into your favorite musical and multimedia application inside or outside your computer. Learn more about mapping, data scaling, intricate conditionals and how to develop a powerful, personal performance setup around your very own gizmos of choice.

The workshop will be presented by Frank Baldé, the creator of junXion. Frank Baldé is the software designer/developer at STEIM, Amsterdam. A big influence on his work has been the close collaboration with former STEIM director Michel Waisvisz, which resulted in a number of music applications for live performance: the Lick Machine, LiSa and junXion. The last couple of years he has done major development work on junXion. The software combo junXion/LiSa is also used in most of STEIM’s MobileTouch exhibition instruments. Together with Michel he has created a number of interactive music installations that can be played by anybody from 7 to 77 years of age. This exhibition has traveled to various places around the world and always been very successful. Mobile Touch is also part of STEIM’s showcase at the Japan Society on May 7 & 8.

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Looking back at the evolution of real-time musical systems by Frank Baldé, Joel Chadabe, Ben Neill, Takuro Mizuta Lippit at EMF
Wednesday, May 5,

more info TBA

Lecture by Takuro Mizuta Lippit at Pratt University
Thursday, April 29, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

This lecture is free and open to the public (though space is limited)
Digital Arts Lecture Hall E2, ARC Building
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Lecture by Takuro Mizuta Lippit at School of Visual Arts
Monday, May 3, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

This lecture is free and open to the public (though space is limited)
SVA School of Visual Arts
133-141 W. 21st St.
(between 6th & 7th ave., north side of the street)

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