[ STEIM ] STEIM Hotpot Lab #9 Intersections and Just Noticeable Difference

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STEIM Hotpot Lab #9
Intersections and Just Noticeable Difference

Multi-channel concert "Intersections" by Robert Henke (aka Monolake)
Presentation of "Just Noticeable Difference" by Marije Baalman

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hrs. (Door open 20.00 hrs.)
Charge: Free
Reservation only, limited 70 seats!
For reservations email: knock at steim.nl

Although he may be single-handedly responsible for defining both a  
style of music and paradigm of how to make music, Robert Henke (aka  
Monolake) isn't content being within the defined. Henke has been  
extremely successful as a musician/producer coming from Berlin's dub- 
influenced dance music scene and as the co-founder of Ableton Live,  
but it seems that he is in a transition period. In recent years he has  
become more active in teaching and showing his work outside of the  
club environment. We felt a natural connection with him after being on  
a panel together early this year, which has lead to his workshop and  
presentation at STEIM. For this edition of HPL, he will perform a  
multichannel concert based on transformations of field recordings he  
made in 2009 in the city of Hanoi / Vietnam, called Intersections.
Also joining the program is artist / technician Marije Baalman who  
will talk about her new installation with Chris Salter and Harry  
Smoak. Just Noticeable Difference is a sensory environment that  
explores the fluctuation between noise and order, sensation and sense  
making directly at the level of bodily perception.
As usual HPL is free, but since we expect a large number of attendance  
please make a reservation, we will close it after 70 seats are filled.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES ---------------------

Robert Henke (aka Monolake)
Robert Henke, born 1969, is a composer, sound designer, software  
developer, installation artist and performer. His music has roots in  
academic sound research as well as in club culture, and the result is  
a body of work that is sophisticated yet accessible. Henke's musical  
and performative work is about space and its exploration in different  
time scales, it is about the impact of massive gestures and precisely  
shaped details in the background. Many of his works can be perceived  
as potentially endless sonic states inviting the audience to immerse  
themselves completely for a freely defined amount of time.

Robert Henke releases music under his own name and as Monolake; his  
performances and interactive installations have been shown at places  
like the Tate Modern in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MUDAM in  
Luxembourg, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2007  
his work Layering Buddha received an honorary mention at the Prix Ars  
Electronica. Robert Henke is one of the authors of the Ableton Live  
music software, and teaches as professor for sound design at the  
University of Arts in Berlin.

Marije Baalman
Marije Baalman studied Applied Physics at the Technical University in  
Delft and graduated in February 2002 on the topic of Perceptual  
Acoustics. In 2001/2002 she followed the Sonology Course at the Royal  
Conservatory in The Hague. She completed her Ph.D. on Wave Field  
Synthesis and electro-acoustic music in 2007 at the Electronic Studio  
of the Technical University of Berlin. Between 2007 and 2010 she was a  
post-doctoral researcher in Computation Arts at Concordia University  
in Montreal. Her research goes into the use of wireless networks for  
live performance (such as dance and music), and installations. She has  
performed and exhibited work across Europe (STEIM, WORM (NL), EXIT  
festival (F), Club Transmediale (D)) and beyond (Electr ofringe (AU)).  
She is a contributor to “The SuperCollider Book” (MIT Press, coming up  
in 2011).

In her artistic work she is interested in the realtime components of  
the work, in that nothing is precomposed as such, but rather the  
(mostly, but not exclusively) sonic output depends on realtime  
interactions, be it of the performer, or of the audience. Thus  
composition becomes more the composing of behaviours and interaction  
modalities, creating processes, rather than fixed sound tracks. This  
is expressed with tools such as physical computing (performance  
interfaces and/or installations), livecoding (both as a skill, as well  
as a performance interface), digital and analog sound processing, and  
She has collaborated with various people, amongst which Alberto de  
Campo, Hannes Holzl, Chris Salter, Michael Schumacher, Attakkalari  
Dance Company and Workspace Unlimited.

Max for Live Masterclass by Robert Henke
Still a few places left!

Date: Friday September 3
Cost: € 75
Location: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam

More information and the registration form can be found here:

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