Using graphite as both a score and conductor of electricity, Ground creates a highly visual and tangible form of electronic music. Instead of turning knobs, their handmade synthesizer is played by drawing, touching and moving objects.
“We want to open up the process of electronic music to the audience” is what Jeroen Uyttendaele & Dewi de Vree told us when they started their Artist-in-Residency at STEIM in early 2011. Their project Ground is a compelling collaboration that questions materiality in live electronic music and audio-visual work. The festival performance will be the first showing of this project in a theater setting.
Dewi de Vree (born 1983, Geldrop, The Netherlands) started her work in drawings and paintings.Through her studies at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam she developed her first interest in sound, natural phenomena and translations between time-based processes and still images.
Her growing interest in the interaction between the human and the machine led to the making of “translating-machines” and sound interfaces which emphasize on the raw beauty of electricity through electronic components.
In 2009, at the Art Science Interfaculty in The Hague, her first collaboration with Rachida Ziani started in the development of Elektrolab – a series of sound installations and performances based on electrochemical principles. Their second project together was Thermokoppel – a live sound-performance based on the relation between temperature and the acoustic properties of metal.
At the moment she lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands. http://www.dewidevree.org
Jeroen Uyttendaele is a developer and composer of audio-visual instruments, installations and sound compositions. Sound is approached as a sculptural material where as the development of a instrument directly relates to a time-based composition generated by the instrument. The possibilities of his self made media are basic building blocks for compositions in time and space. Jeroen currently lives in The Hague and Brussels.