Category Archives: Residency

STEIM Exchange 2011

I just got back from STEIM and the 5th annual residency for the CalArts Experimental Sound Practices program. Each year I take four CalArts Graduate students from the music school to STEIM to work on a group project and performance. This year was very fun and successful. The participants this year were: Heather Lockie, Maryclare Brzytwa, Jinku Kim, and Max Foreman.

Photo slideshow from the two-week residency:

STEIM Residency Documentation

I just received the video documentation of the 2010 STEIM exchange. It was a really great group of students to work with!

CalArts 2010 Residency from STEIM Amsterdam on Vimeo.

ESP Ensemble @ STEIM 2010

I am currently leading the 4th annual STEIM exchange for CalArts’ ESP program. Each year I bring a group of graduate students to STEIM to work together on projects and a performance. This year’s group will be working from September 28th through October 11th with a presentation and performance on Sunday, October 10th. Here are a few links to more information:

STEIM Events
CalArts Blog
ESP Ensemble 2009

4th edition of CalArts exchange program at STEIM

Stephanie Smith, Carmina Escobar, Stina Haraldsdottir, Dan Eaton and Clay Chaplin

Located in Valencia California, CalArts has been one of the traditional hubs for music and art experimentation on West Coast. Since 2007, STEIM and their Experimental Sound Practices program have established an exchange program where they send a group of promising students to work intensively on projects in our studios. For each edition we have experimented with Professor Clay Chaplin in different methods of working with the students, and have seen fruitful results ranging from interactive circuit sculptures to a multi-media ensemble performance. They return this year again with a new group of students with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Come check out what they come up with this time!
2009 edition:
Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hrs. (Door open 20.00 hrs.)
Charge: Free

STEIM Residency documentation

Here is the documentation of our STEIM residency that took place in October of 2009.

Check out the STEIM Blog for more photos and text:

Here is a short and somewhat hilarious documentary movie created by Christoph Scherbaum. Christoph was assigned to follow us around a bit and find out what we were up to. One day, we accidentally locked him in the studio while we went for lunch. We felt really bad when we came back after lunch!

CalArts: The ESP Ensemble from STEIM Amsterdam on Vimeo.

Photographs of our performance taken by Frank Balde.






STEIM Residency

I’m currently in Amsterdam for the last day of a 2 1/2 week residency at STEIM. It has been an amazing trip. The residency is part of an exchange program with STEIM and the CalArts Experimental Sound Practices program. Each year I bring three or four graduate students to STEIM to work on projects. This year we decided to work together on one project which was to create a 30 minute performance as an ensemble. We gave a lecture / concert at STEIM on Wednesday, October 14th which went very well. In preparation for the concert we worked pretty much non-stop in the studio for a week. In addition, the steim instrument builder, Byungjun Kwon, completely rebuilt my wireless glove instrument called Stupid Thing. In addition to updating the electronics he added accelerometer sensors to the gloves for more performance control options. Pictures, audio, and video coming as soon as I received the DVDs! For now enjoy this photo from the Vondel Park: