Art’s Birthday Party 2007 - Live from Hilversum (VPRO Radio)
A special internet radio event on
Wednesday 17 th of January 2007 from 20.00 – 24.00
VPRO Radio celebrates the Art’s Birthday in the form of a remix party.
During the four hours of the satellite broadcast 4 sound artists will perform a constant remix in de studio in Hilversum. The (found footage) audio material for the nonstop live remix consists of the material coming from the satellites, various at random chosen internet sites with streaming audio and some ‘electronic gear’ from the artists.
The artists can work together as an ensemble, but they can also perform solo.
The Sound Artists:
Martijn Tellinga (1974, Netherlands) is a composer and sound-artist in the field of new electro-acoustic music and sonic arts. His work shows a great care for textural qualities and eye for compositoric detail and seeks its identity somewhere in the overlap of formalized form and intuitive musicmaking. These works are composed for quadraphonic- and multichannel environments, exploring both sonic directionality as well as the spatial characteristics of the physical setting of a performance. Currently he is pursuing a Masters degree in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory The Hague - Netherlands, studying with Paul Berg and Kees Tazelaar.
In the past years, his work has been played and performed in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Finland, UK, Swiss, Portugal, Greece, Italy and USA. Check performances for more detailed information.
Tellinga has collaborated with several filmmakers, video-artists and autonome artists, providing soundtracks for animated and short films and developing multi-media environments. He has worked with a.o. Finnish filmmaker and journalist Sami Kallinen, autonome artists Jan Robert Leegte and Sagi Groner and is currently developing an integrated audio-visual performance with Austrian video-artist Dextro.
Together with Dutch composers Radboud Mens and Danny de Graan he forms 'Elmgar Ten', building soundinstalltions functioning as performance-tools. Furthermore he has recently started an electro-instrumental collaboration with percussionist Jon Mueller, to explore the musical dialogue between the live-instrumentalist and realtime computer-instruments.
His ongoing project Boca Raton particularly deals with the synthesis between concrete sound and synthetic sonorities. As it has never shown any steady state what-so-ever, the project develops over time, within the flexibalised margins of this field of interest.
In 1999 he started the platform for contemporary electro-acoustic music Stichting Mixer, having organised numerous events and released over 25 titles today. Finally, he is a radiomaker for the Dutch new music radiostation De Concertzender, being one of the 4 programmers for 230 Volt, a weekly program focussing on historic and contemporary electro-acoustic music.
Andrea Young is from Canada where she completed a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Composition at the University of Victoria, 2001. She is currently studying in the Sonology program at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, Netherlands. Her future intentions are to fuse her experience with electronic sound with voice and intimate chamber ensembles.
The Laboratory of Sonic Discovery was founded in early 1990's by Peter Fleur as a vessel for the exploration of sound. It was a continuation of his earlier eighties projects under the names Psychomania and Peter Fleur.
(L.O.S.D., The Laboratory of Sonic Discovery)
From about 1983 Peter Fleur has been and still is involved in producing a weekly radio show for whs radio, radio 100 and dfm radio, titled Discipline, therefore for the radio he is better known as Peter_d. In these radio shows he is always looking for extremities in the sounds and music created by other people but also in his own sounds and productions.
Sometimes you can just hear some of the latest and older interesting music releases and at some times you are presented with live performances from Peter Fleur.
Some of these live performances have been with other artists like: Dan Burke (Illusion of Safety), Masami Akita (Merzbow), Simon crab (Bourbonese Qualk), Radboud Mens, DFM, and many others. With L.O.S.D. he continues the sonic explorations from electronically generated and/ or manipulated sound. This can be virtually any sound, and with a computer and some synthesizers or just a reel to reel deck with a loop, any sound producing equipment can be possibly used in these explorations, but in the end it all ends up in the computer.
One important aspect in these sonic discoveries, is the search for life in an electronic soundspace. As with the Organic series of releases, the organics of electonically generated vibrations are shaped and this way an entrance to a virtual soundspace is created that can only be experienced.
Another important aspect in the works of L.O.S.D. is the exploration of the lower range of frequencies. Bass is imminently apparent in most of the outings, sometimes very minimalistic with just subtle frquency shifting of ultra low bass drone sounds, sometimes so low that it can hardly be heard, but can not go unnoticed. The 7 songs 77 frquencies cd is based on 77 tracks of pure sine waves in the range of 25 - 253 Hz recorded to hard disk from a Wandel u Goltermann RC-generator MD-47. When it comes to live performances, besides the weekly shows that can be heard over the radio or internet it is a lucky occasion to actually see a live performance on a stage.
Founder of Radio 100, a experimental radio station in Amsterdam. Also one of the founding members of DSM radio, a platform for all kind of internet radio features.