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STEIM summerschool 2005 program

This is the full program for the STEIM summerschool 2005, held from  
June 13 to June 24. All activities take place at STEIM, Achtergracht  
19, Amsterdam.
First the summary, then the details.

workshops

Super Collider and LiSa workshops on every weekday.
Registration can be done only through the STEIM website: www.steim.nl.

lectures

Florian Grote, Andreas Otto (Pingipung, Germany) - Developing a live  
interaction model for cello and computer (Pure Data)
Wednesday june 15 at 20:00h (also open to non-workshop-participants -  
entrance Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134)

STEIM history and instrumental electronics by Michel Waisvisz
Friday june 17 from 16:00h to 18:00h

LiSa expert afternoon with Frank Baldé & Daniel Schorno
Wednesday june 22 from 14:00h to 18:00h

concerts
(also open to non-workshop-participants - entrance  
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134)

Local Stop concert with Tim Perkis & Scot Gresham-Lancaster (mini- 
hub) and Roddy Schrock & Robert van Heumen
Thursday june 23 at 20:30h

Performance by workshop participants
Friday june 24 at 19:00h


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workshops

The Super Collider workshop will cover most of the aspects of this  
audio design software. It will go from simply generating a sine tone  
and playing back samples in different ways to creating a complex user  
interface for a complete software-instrument. The teacher is San  
Francisco resident composer and musician Roddy Schrock (http:// 
www.fundamentallysound.org/). The workshop will be held during the  
summerschool on every weekday from 9h to 13h, divided into different  
levels:

* June 13 through 16 - beginners symposia, very open-arms approach,  
focusing on basic concepts; basic knowledge about midi and digital  
audio is required
* June 17, 20 & 21 - intermediate symposia, focusing on more advanced  
concepts, real life applications, GUI development, and live  
performance use with MIDI controllers
* June 22 & 23 - network symposia, for intermediate and advanced  
users, culminating in a piece for realtime performance
* June 24 - performance day and last minute questions

The LiSa X workshop will cover most features of STEIM's live sampling  
software. It is ment for beginners as well as more advanced users,  
for composers and musicians as well as installation makers and visual  
artists. The teacher is electronic musician and composer Robert van  
Heumen (http://hardhatarea.com). The workshop will be held every  
weekday from 14h to 18h. The different levels are:

* June 13 & 14 – beginners; basic knowledge about midi and digital  
audio is required
* June 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 - advanced LiSa – looking more closely into  
patterns, modulators, realtime effects
* June 22 & 23 – expert features – two afternoons with expert users  
showing their setups and some historic background on LiSa
* June 24 – performance day and last minute questions

Registration can be done only through the STEIM website: www.steim.nl.


lectures

Florian Grote, Andreas Otto (Pingipung, Germany) - Developing a live  
interaction model for cello and computer (Pure Data)
Wednesday june 15 at 20:00h (also open to non-workshop-participants -  
entrance Utrechtsedwarsstraat 13)

Florian Grote and Andreas Otto from the German Pingipung label have  
been working at STEIM to develop a software instrument which is  
solely controlled by the sound of a cello. The tool, constructed in  
Pure Data, 'listens' to what the cellist plays and converts the rich  
amount of timbral and dynamic information to control data utilizing  
methods of pitch detection, volume-, and time-analysis. In this  
manner a duet of the mechanical and the digital instrument is  
evolving, capable of a variety of expressions; generating sounds that  
reach from a bleepy unisono voice to ambient pads and stumbling  
feedback-cascades. The digital instrument turns the cellist into a  
listener as well, thus human and computer logic as musical means  
control one another.
Working with Pure Data as an upcoming open source utility, the  
lecture of the two musicians will be discussing the programming  
methods transparently, including a multichannel live demonstration.  
The target of the project is to use the instrument for different  
kinds of compositions and to make it available to other musicians, on  
practically all instruments, on all platforms.

STEIM history and instrumental electronics by Michel Waisvisz
Friday june 17 from 16:00h to 18:00h
Michel will talk about the history of STEIM, which is very much  
connected with the history of live electronic music, and the  
development of LiSa, junXion and STEIM's sensor interfaces.

LiSa expert afternoon with Frank Baldé & Daniel Schorno
Wednesday june 22 from 14:00h to 18:00h
Frank and Daniel will show expert features of LiSa and junXion, from  
the perspective of the programmer and the performer.


concerts
(also open to non-workshop-participants - entrance  
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 13)

Performance by workshop participants
Friday june 24 at 19:00h

Local Stop concert with
     Tim Perkis & Scot Gresham-Lancaster (mini-hub)
     Roddy Schrock & Robert van Heumen (the duo)
Thursday june 23 at 20:30h

Tim Perkis & Scot Gresham-Lancaster are both part of the Hub. They  
will visit STEIM as a break in the Hub's activities in Berlin.
'The League of Automatic Music Composers and The Hub were two of the  
first ensembles to investigate the unique potentials of computer  
networks as a medium for musical composition and performance. Both  
groups came about as associations of computer music composers who  
were also designers and builders of their own hardware and software  
instruments. Their approach to the computer music medium was strongly  
do-it-yourself, a characteristic common both to the electronic  
technology community of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the  
experimental instrument-building tradition of Harry Partch, John  
Cage, and David Tudor. They approached the computer network as a  
large, interactive musical instrument in which the data-flow  
architecture linked independently programmed automatic music  
machines, producing a music that was noisy, surprising, often  
unpredictable, and was definitely more than the sum of its parts.'
More info:
http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/nime/2005/concerts.html
http://crossfade.walkerart.org/brownbischoff/

Workshop teachers Robert van Heumen and Roddy Schrock will show some  
of the possibilities of Super Collider and LiSa in a short  
performance.  Ranging from sonic bursts to gregorian chants, from  
melodic melancholy to funny voices, from the abstract to the concrete.

Roddy Schrock is a composer who digitally mines the sounds of the  
everyday for the profound, and the glitzy, rough edges of pop music  
for its articulate immediacy. He has lived and worked in Tokyo, The  
Hague, New York, and San Francisco, with performances in the Czech  
Republic, Holland, Japan, and North America. In his live performances  
Schrock finds the underlying essence of music by first hacking found  
sound to microscopic bleeps, next rearranging the shards, then fusing  
them into a new inorganic whole and finally realigning the synthetic  
and the natural.

Robert van Heumen is a musician and composer of electronic music, who  
is very active in the Amsterdam improv scene. Being part of the N  
Collective he played with OfficeR (an electro-acoustic sextet  
searching for structures in improvised music) in Berlin, Norway,  
Amsterdam, and recently he did a tour with SKIF (an all-electronic  
set with Jeff Carey) in New York City. Both his composed and live  
music can be described as a mixture of toys, environmental sounds,  
voices and melancholic melodies, all blended with a certain kind of  
crackle and burst.





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