Lunch Concert #1
Lunch Concert 1 provides a platform for student projects by academic institutions that STEIM is in collaboration with. A brand new live electronics student ensemble by the Conservatory of Amsterdam and a demo by a student project from the HKU will be presented.
STEIM has always taken an active role in education, but in recent years it has investigated more formal relationships with academic institutions. From 2011 fall, STEIM has started the Instruments & Interfaces Master’s course together with the Conservatory of Den Haag and Institute of Sonology. Also with Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), Technical University Eindhoven (TUe) and international schools like CALARTS / US and DMU / UK, STEIM has taken steps towards establishing a stronger link through teaching and advising student projects.
Composer and flutist Jos Zwaanenburg has been bringing his students to STEIM for years to teach his live electronics class. This year he has initiated a new student ensemble project. Lightning-Magnetic Self-Rotation is a pilot project at the Conservatory of Amsterdam under the guidance of Nick Granville and Jos Zwaanenburg. As a result of research in standardization of live electronic setups for traditional instruments, a cross departmental group has been put together (jazz, classical, pop, technology) consisting of students from jazz, classical, pop and technology course at the conservatory.Next to composed and strictly organized material, completely open improvisations are triggered by interactive behavior of the players and audio visual interactivity becomes an integral part of the project.
HKU’s KMT (Art, Media & Technology Course) Instrument Design class is lead by trumpeter and instrument builder Hans Leeuw. Recent focus on physical computing and hardware aspects of interactive music has forced students to move away from the virtual software world and more towards more performance and installation based work. Since fall of 2011, STEIM has established a collaboration with HKU to advise students and also provide a platform for students to show their projects.
For this session students from the previous class will demo their novel instrument for interactive dance:
“With this project we try to bring the combination of music and dance even further. Give the dancer the control over the soundscape and rhythm,let the musician anticipate on this and a whole new improvisationfield will open up. A combination of Turkisch and Asian sounds and a dancer attached to strings.”
→ With: Lighting-Magnetic Self-Rotation, Jos Zwaanburg, Hans Leeuw, Eric Magnee, Olivier Schreuder, Roald van Dillewijn