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[Nettime-nl] [ STEIM ] STEIM presents Turntable Music Night vol.2

-------------------- STEIM presents Turntable Music Night vol.2

Janek Schaefer (UK)
dj sniff (JP)

Date: Saturday, June 16
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hours
Entrance: 5 euros
Reservations and more information: or 020-6228690

R. Murry Schafer's famous term schizophonia (when a sound is removed from its source) is problematic because it implies a "troubled" state of disembodiment and fragmented reality created through modern recording technology. However, musicians have always developed techniques in both playing and composing specifically for recordings and listeners quickly adjust to listen through crackles, clicks and compression. So it is a romantic notion to think that the record is a "copy" of the "source" when in fact it is both a copy and the source at the same time. Of course the turntable with vinyl is a referential sounding device in its practical use, but fundamentally it is a sonic reality of its own. In my view Janek Schaefer is a musician who builds upon this reality embedded within recording technology. He drifts between fragmented references of beautiful and melancholic sounds and the raw noise of the referring medium, to create an imaginary landscape that can only exist between the grooves of the record and the circuitry that connect to the speakers. I am very happy to have him for the second installment of Turntable Music Night, and am sure that it will be a truly immersive sound experience. You can listen to one of his performances here: http://
- Takuro Mizuta Lippit

Artist Biography:
Janek Schaefer
Janek was born in England to Polish and Canadian parents in 1970. While studying architecture at the Royal College of Art [RCA annual prize], he recorded the fragmented noises of a sound activated dictaphone traveling overnight through the Post Office. That work, titled 'Recorded Delivery' [1995] was made for the 'Self Storage' exhibition [Time Out critics choice] with one time postman Brian Eno and Artangel. Since then the multiple aspects of sound became his focus, resulting in many releases, installations, soundtracks for exhibitions, and concerts using his self built/invented record players with electroacoustic collage. The 'Tri-phonic Turntable' [1997] is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the 'World's Most Versatile Record Player'. He has performed, lectured and exhibited widely throughout Europe [Sonar, Tate Modern, ICA], USA/ Canada, [The Walker, XI, Mutek, Princeton], Japan, and Australia [Sydney Opera House].
The context of each idea is central to its development and resolution. His concerts and installations explore the spatial and architectural aspect that sound can evoke and the twisting of technology. Hybrid analogue and digital techniques are used to manipulate field recordings with live modified vinyl and found sound to create evocative and involving environments. His CD 'Above Buildings' [2000] was released on Fat Cat to considerable praise, [The Guardian CD of the week]. He plays in duos with Philip Jeck (Songs for Europe CD), Robert Hampson (Comae CD), and Stephan Mathieu (Hidden Name CD). Janek runs his own label [audiOh! Recordings] and web site [] as well as releasing work with Asphodel, Sub Rosa, Staalplaat, Hot Air, Sirr, Rhiz, Alluvial, DSP and Diskono. He currently works as a full time sound artist/sound designer/musician/visiting lecturer and composer from the audiOh! Room in London.

dj sniff
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) believes in the instrumental autonomy of the turntable and the musicianship of the DJ. His music focuses on the reconstruction of phonographically amplified sounds through electro-acoustical methods and techniques of turntablism. He is currently residing in the Netherlands, as one of the visiting Artistic Advisors at STEIM, Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music in Amsterdam.

This concert series is partly funded by Gemeente Amsterdam.

(studio for electro instrumental music)
(studio voor elektro instrumentale muziek)	

Achtergracht 19
1017 WL Amsterdam

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