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[Nettime-nl] [ STEIM ] Year-Ending program - OpenStudio, Concert & STEM presentations

STEIM Year-Ending program

Monday, December 17 - OpenStudio presentation by N.I.P. New Interfaces for Performance project

Wednesday, December 19 - Special concert with selected performers by 2007 Artistic Advisors

Thursday, December 20 - STEIM presentations on activities of '07 and future directions of '08 + Introducing Artistic Advisors of 2008 (reservations required)

OpenStudio - Presentation by N.I.P. - New Interfaces for Performance

Date: Monday, December 17
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 18.00 hrs
Entrance: Free

Presentations by:
Teresa Dillon, Kathy Hinde, Tom Bugs, UK
Isaac Carlos, TokTek, NL
Ivan Franco, Andrà Sier, Andrà GonÃalves, Rodolfo Quintas and Damian Stewart, PT

Join the N.I.P collective for an evening of presentations focusing on gesture based interfaces for live performance and installation-based interactions. The group will present the outcomes of the 2007 tour and workshop series in the UK, The Netherlands and Portugal alongside existing and forthcoming project works.

N.I.P is a practical, artistâs led, European workshop and touring event. N.I.P explores and promotes transdisciplary mixed media arts practice through the presentation, creation and development of interactive and participatory experiences in live, performative contexts. The current N.I.P collective is made up of twelve practicing artists from the UK, The Netherlands and Portugal, the 2007 tour and workshop series focused on gesture based interfaces within live performative situations.
N.I.P is created and produced by Polar Produce (UK) and funded by the PRS Foundation for New Music, the Mondriaan Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation with support from Watershed, Bristol, Steim, Amsterdam and Restart, Lisbon.


Year-Ending Concert - Selected performers by STEIM's Artistic Advisors 2007

Stephane Rives (FR) - Saxophone - Mazen Kerbaj's selection
Julien Ottavi (FR) - Voice, computer, meta-percussion - Atau Tanaka's selection
Arnaud RiviÃre (FR) - Turntable, objects, electronics - Takuro Mizuta Lippit's selection
Tom Tlalim (NL/IS) - Computer, electronics - STEIM's selection

Date: Wednesday, December 19
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hrs.
Entrance: 5 euros
Reservations and more information: knock {AT} steim.nl or 020-6228690

We have asked the three artistic advisors of 2007 to each select a performer to close this year's concert series. What we got is a fantastic program that will most likely show us what musicianship and instrumentalism means beyond the tools that are being used. Here is what they each have to say:

StÃphane Rives by Mazen Kerbaj
What is the relationship between electronic, electro-acoustic and purely acoustic music? This question has been - and still is - asked by every contemporary musician. Between all the answers and the theories brought up since the 50's, the solo work of StÃphane Rives seems to be one of the most concrete and convincing ones. Besides its evident relationship with electronic sounds, StÃphane's vocabulary on the soprano saxophone is also one the most innovative in the world today. In my (humble) point of view, he made one of the rare true revolutions on the instrument after Evan Parker and Michel Doneda.

Julien Ottavi by Atau Tanaka
Julien Ottavi is part of a generation of audio artists to emerge in the 90's that indicated some of the directions that music and soundart is taking. While at art school, he organized a series of concerts, bringing international artists from the experimental scene to Nantes, drawing touring musicians to movements happening outside of Paris. This became not just a destination but a nexus for collaborations. This resulted for example in the group Formanex to perform graphical scores of electro-acoustic music, and in Apo33, an artists collective to facilitate, nurture, and disseminate creative audio practice. In this way, Julien represents the energy and initiative of a present day artist â activist through practice, organizing as performance, publishing as networking, open source and open aesthetic. This fluidity of working across boundaries of style and role are seen in his music, physical with computer, performative and reflective. It is interesting that more than one artist on this eveningâs program draw upon Dutch artist Jaap Blonk as an influence. The electronic aesthetic that influences performance on physical interventions, be it the voice or space in Ottaviâs case, or the saxophone in Riveâs case, show to what extent the electro-acoustic histories, noise movements, and DIY technology have been fully integrated by these artists. http://www.noiser.org/

Arnaud RiviÃre by Takuro Mizuta Lippit
Arnaud's performance is far from subtle. He will attack you with raw sounds of objects rotating on the turntable and dangerous wires stuck directly into his mixer. His sonic intervention is ecstatic but he is also detached enough to hint sarcasm at moments before he moves on to destroy another object for auditory pleasure. For me, Arnaud is an important turntablist that extends the practices of Yoshihide Otomo and Martin Tetreault, where the raw sound of the material overwhelms any sort of reference or functionality that the medium was originally intended to have. http://http.http.http.http.free.fr/

Tom Tlalim by STEIM
Tom Tlalim has worked on several projects at STEIM including his audio-visual installation Quantasonic and recent collaboration with photographer Shira Klasmer and recorder player Karolina BÃter. He is also a frequent collaborator of Robert van Heumen and joined the STEIM showcase at the Jauna Muzika Festival in Vilnius this year. However, what impressed us most was his performance at the DEAF07 Festival. Before the show his theremin controller had stopped working, so instead he introduced a Wii controller into his setup. We were not only impressed by his savviness to hook up a new controller on the fly, but also the intensity and energy he was able to bring in such a situation. Tlalim is definitely one of the most expressive computer-based musician that we have seen in the recent years. http:// www.tomtlalim.tk/

ï ----------------------------------- STEIM presentation - Wrapping up 07, looking to 08

In 2007, STEIM saw many new developments. Three artistic advisors from very different backgrounds brought in new projects, new collaborations and new networks from around the world. A diverse group of artists came to work on projects ranging from sonification of navigational data to hand-made analog neural networks. The Mobile Touch Exhibition has toured extensively with much success, and research into the Wii controller and Second Life has been fruitful. We would like to wrap up all the things that took place this year and try to present what we have discovered as trends and movements in our scene.
We would also like to introduce the two new artistic advisors for 2008, Tina Blaine (a.k.a. Bean) and Tarek Atoui. Both of them will fly in to give presentations about their extended work in collaborative tools and workshops for children.
Whether you are a regular or someone new to STEIM, this will be a great chance to hear about what we have been up to and what we plan in the near feature. Reservations will be needed but everyone is welcome.

about Tina Blaine

about Tarek Atoui

recent STEIM activities

Date: Thursday, December 20
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 16.00 hrs.
Entrance: free (Reservations Needed)
Registration and more information: knock {AT} steim.nl or 020-6228690


The STEIM concert series is partly funded by Gemeente Amsterdam.

More information on concerts: http://www.steim.org/steim/activity.php

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