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nezvanova on Wed, 21 Nov 2001 12:04:02 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] STEIM concert announcement


Robert Hampson / Chris Dooks


STEIM and STAALPLAAT present a Sunday afternoon concert featuring live
electronic performance from Robert Hampson [ UK ] of Main and Chris
Dooks [ UK ] of Bovine Life.

Sunday 25th November, 15.00. 
Entry 10fl,- [ reservation not required ]
STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134


Robert Hampson [ Main ]

Presented by Staalplaat, Main is the ongoing project of Robert
Hampson, formerly of Loop and  Godflesh. After exploring the sounds of
the guitar for many years (and being a cornerstone of what some called
Isolationism) he concentrated more and more on electro acoustic music.

Main was formed by Robert Hampson and Scott Dowson in 1990. Both
members had come from the band Loop (1985-1990). The initial
imperative was to deconstruct the "iconic" form of guitars and place
them in a different context and change their language. Surrounded by
other sounds from field and close / contact mic recordings of found
objects, these were then manipulated until the identifiable became
unidentifiable. Gradually, since the departure of Dowson in 1996, the
use of the guitar has appeared less and the field recordings have
become much more the source of the Main sound.

Hampson has also collaborated with Max Eastley, Eddie Prevost (AMM),
David Toop, Paul Schutze, Bruce Gilbert and Jim O'Rourke.


Chris Dooks [ Bovine Life ]

In association with the International Documentary Video Festival,
Amsterdam and STEIM, Chris Dooks performs live at STEIM after
lecturing the previous day at IDFA on his current research at Northern
Region Film and Television Archive, UK.

Award winning UK film maker / digital artist Chris Dooks was known for
his film work on musicians in Britain - directing documentaries on all
sorts of luminaries from SCANNER for The South Bank Show, to tiny
bedroom labels in the middle of nowhere. The fuse to his film career
was lit and burning brightly in the ninetiesŠ However, Chris became
ill with a dibilatating disease in 1999 and he put film making on hold
and that¹s where this story should have ended.

Never one to give in, give up, or surrender, he got himself a
pseudonym ­ BOVINE LIFE - as his hobby of electronic music making was
starting to become a bigger deal. The fuse to his music career had
been lit ! He used the internet as the conduit for a series of solo
excursions and collaborations that eventually formed the result of
this fantastically eclectic release from www.bip-hop.com

His exclusive soundclashes with artists such as Köhn, the label Alku
and Mego and Plug Research alongside three tracks with Matt Eilliot
(formerly the Third Eye Foundation) are included on this 20-track
release. There¹s also solo Bovine workouts and lesser known talents
from Puerto Rico, Sweden and California on the disc. Bovine Life has
not met any of these collaborators in 'real life' as most of the music
was constructed with mp3 dialogues when Chris was fit enough to make
it to the keyboard. This is truly protest music ! Protest at being
unwell !

This event at STEIM is a partnership with the International
Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, as for the past six months
Chris has been remixing a film archive. The event at STEIM is a world
premiere of these soundworks. Chris will perform a live mix of the
soundscapes he has generated from documentary films exclusively for
IDFA and STEIM.



Staalplaat Amsterdam: staalkade 6 1011 JN Amsterdam the Netherlands
P.O.Box 11453 1001GL Amsterdam Tel : +31 (0)20 6254176 Fax: +31 (0)20
6239281

Staalplaat Berlin audio galerie: P.O.Box 540205-10042 Berlin  Germany
Tel : +4930 24627740  Fax: +4930 24627741 Visit: http://www.staalplaat.com



Stichting STEIM - Studio for Electro and Instrumental Music
Achtergracht 19 1017WL Amsterdam The Netherlands 
Tel: +31 (0)20 622 8690 Fax: +31 (0)20 6264262
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