We finished a new installation called “Tschumifoon” for the beautiful tschumipaviljoen in Groningen. Out of the glass Tschumipavilione we build an instrument wich is made playable by the audience via mobile phone. The glass windows are transformed in to speakers, and 8 independent sound channels can be selected and controlled by phone. Inside the pavilion […]
CHEW-Z was a festival organised by Massimiliano Viel and the people arround the plattform sincronie.
CHEW-Z Colliding HEterophonic Waves was inspired by the book “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” by Philip K. Dick and was dealing with his ideas of perception of reality. Staalplaat Soundsystem was invited to play togethet with the Icarus Ensemble as well as solo parts for this two concert evenings. A YOKOMONO solo part was done but only with records cut especially for this event based on the material of Fausto Romitelli’s “La sabbia del tempo”. We did a analog live remix of this material. We played a MACHINE orchestra solo part and a piece called “Can-D” by Riccardo Nova together with the Icarus Ensemble, Riccardo Nova’s electronic manipulations and our MACHINES.
Riccardo Nova, Otolab, Fausto Romitelli, Staalplaat Soundsystem, Giovanni Verrando and Massimiliano Viel
Conductor: Giorgio Bernasconi
Giovanni Mareggini (flute), Nicola Zuccala’ (clarinet), Andrea Menafra (guit), Marco Pedrazzini (keyboards), Kumi Uchimoto (keyboards), Paolo Ghidoni (violin), Luciano Cavalli (viola), Matteo Malagoli, (violoncello)
Our project YOKOMONO got a Honorary Mention Digital Music at this years Ars Electronica Festival. We showed a new version of the Installation wich turned out very nice. YOKOMONO confronts viewers with a set-up consisting of 4 “vinyl killers” – little toy record players in the form of VW buses, each equipped with a needle […]
“Nose Dive on Linschoten ” was a new mechanical sound orchestra, containing 7 motor driven sirens, 20 big sound boxes and 24 metal grinders, at A Glamorous Night in Linschoten presented in the garden of the of the Linschoten castle (10 till 20 august) more information you may find here: http://www.huistelinschoten.nl/home.html
For the Stuttgarter Filmwinter we did a Philharmechanic Workshop with kid’s building instruments from old vacuumcleaners and all sorts of toy-instruments and other noise making things. The workshop resulted in a performance of the kid’s as Young Philharmechanic Orchestra Stuttgart. The orchestra was conducted on a simply number-based system, the kid’s used flash lights on […]
This workshop held at the HFG in Karlsruhe was trying to explore the potentials of dead computers as msusic and sound making instruments. Half circuit bending, half hardware hacking – the workshop ended after 3 funny days in a concert with all the students.
The project was performed July 2 & 3, 2004 at the State X/New Forms Festival in The Hague, Holland. A sound art installation, household articles combined with techno culture, a collection of past performances and installations? Let’s do it! Preparations get started, ambassies are consulted, power units, cables and money arranged. Trucks and containers hired […]
This installation was a later later version of the Avantilator project for Avanto festival 2003. It was shown at the )toon)festival in Haarlem, 16. – 18. of April 2004.
For the 2003 edition of the Avanto Festival in Helsinki we did a new commissioned piece called AVANTILATOR – for one hundred office fans. The Kiasma Theatre was a perfect place for this project. We build all sorts of instruments out of the fans, searching for their special accoustic quallities. Avantilator was a mixture of […]
For Oorsmeer we realised a sound installation with 60 vacuum cleaners and played several concert especially for children. 2 November 2003 at Vooruit in Gent and 7. – 9. November 2003 at the Arenbergschouwburg in Antwerpen. Staalplaatsoundsystem is de naam van de groep die een geluidsmachine maakte aangedreven door maar liefst 60 stofzuigers. Bij een […]