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annemie on Fri, 21 Oct 2005 15:39:22 +0200 (CEST)


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OKNO/code31 present



saturday 22nd of 
october 2005 at 8pm



freestyle machine 
poetry: the synthetic speech projects

+

michel waisvisz & jan 
st.werner:
a live performance with the crackle synth and other 
electronic devices.



all performed at 
nadine -- herdersstraat 30 rue du berger -- 1050 brussels -- 8pm



Part 1:To end the workshop on sound poetry and 
synthetic speech, OKNO organises live performances of the human/machine 
sound poetry projects developed during this experimental media 
workshop.
Part 2: a live performance of 2 STEIM-members: Michel 
Waisvisz and Jan st. Werner.

Both performance take place at nadine 
vzw -- herdersstraat 30 rue du berger-- 1050 brussels at 8pm.

Michel 
Waisvisz is a composer/performer of live electronic music, who has 
developed new ways to achieve physical touch with electronic music 
instruments. Sometimes this is done by literally touching the 
electricity inside the instruments and thereby becoming a thinking 
component of the machine.
He was amongst the first play with 
synthesizers on stage and very early developed and performed using 
gestural controllers. He is also the inventor of the CrackleBox, The 
Web and The Hands and other instruments based on touch interaction. 
Together with Frank BaldE9 he has designed live performance software 
like LiSa and JunXion.
He leads the Steim foundation in Amsterdam 
where performance artists from music, theatre, dance and new media art 
work to develop their personal electronic instruments.

Jan st. 
Werner is the new artistic director of Steim, the institute for 
electronic music, interface and software development in Amsterdam. In 
1993 he started with Andi Toma the German electronica-collective Mouse 
on Mars. This post-techno genre-bending duo has been refining its sound 
into an unlikely and likable amalgam of electronic and organic music. 
Many will claim their music already was so revolutionary and pioneering 
back in 1994, that it could well have been written today without 
sounding the slightest bit dated whatsoever.
Their unique way of 
creating music demonstrates that intelligence and playfulness are not 
mutually exclusive terms. Mouse On Mars has a unique vision and a 
unique way of expressing this vision, resulting in an unmistakeable 
sound which functions on a universal level.



http://okno.be

okno is supported by the Ministry of the 
Flemisch Community and the VGC.
the performance of Michel Waisvisz and 
Jan st.Werner is supported by the Mondriaan Foundation.
the x-med-k / 
experimental media workshops are supported by het Vlaams Audiovisueel 
Fonds.



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