STEIM, the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the FESTIVAL: STEIM 50 YEARS.

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Misha Mengelberg, Louis Andriessen, Peter Schat, Dick Raaymakers, Jan van Vlijmen, Reinbert de Leeuw and Konrad Boehmer founded STEIM on 27 February 1969. This group of composers argued for the acceptance of experimental and electronic music as a legitimate art form. Consequently, STEIM developed into an internationally celebrated lab for music and sound, thanks to the efforts over the years of its enigmatic directors, artistic directors, visiting artists and interns, and dedicated creative and administrative team.

The festival not only celebrates STEIM’s heritage, but anticipates a rich future of sonic, musical and social possibilities.

What’s Happening?

Friday, September 13th from 14h
Workshops in STEIM with Atau Tanaka and DJ Sniff @ Broedplaats Lely. The microTONE exhibit and archive works from the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid will be open to the public. You can purchase workshop tickets here:

Saturday September 14th from 15h
A workshop, concert and microTONE exhibit during the 24H Nieuw-West featuring upcoming artists on the Pentacle surround sound system.
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Sunday September 15th, 19h
Birthday concert in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in the Kleine Zaal. In collaboration with the Muziekgebouw’s The Rest of Noise program, this special event features STEIM’S former artistic directors who gather in Amsterdam together for the first time. You can purchase tickets here:

Monday, September 16th, 18h
A special workshop with Mazen Kerbaj on The Sound of Objects. Get your tickets here

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