for the KOP-festival (science and culture for kids) in Deventerl we did a workshop for children to build an electric guitar. Then with all the children we give a concert in the spiegelzaal of the Burgerweeshuis. The workshop was organized and sponsored by Witteveen + Bos.
A kids workshop at the Romanian Simultan festival in Timisoara. We got around 8 vacuum cleaners, 10 mixers & slicers, plus a nice set of different diameters PVC pipes and of course 10-12 children. New was the different age group these were older than our “normal” kids they were around 15 and some were already […]
This is not a sound artproject but I still put it online, for it is a creative project. This poject is started because soon my son Miikka will have his birthday (he will be 7) and the tradition is that then we build something with all the kids that come to the party. Last year […]
A live video of the Den Haag Philharmechanic Cobra Youth Orchestra concert as a result of the Kids Cobra workshop building instruments and performing. video of the Den Haag Philharmechanic Cobra Youth Orchestra
Kids Cobra workshop building instruments and performing. Building and Performing Mechanical Instruments Staalplaat Soundsystem has created a multitude of Machine Installations usually featuring odd machine orchestras constructed from consumer electronics and a plethora of found objects, we noticed that children were fascinated by our way of playfully misusing everyday household items. In 2005, we then […]
Our children mechanical instrument building workshop + cocncert. It is all about making various types of acoustic and mechanical instruments, we teach the students to design and build entirely new „machine instruments.“ We also show them how to use PVC piping and plastic bottles to make simple acoustic instruments, such as flutes.
Staalplaat Sale Away installation video A video of the installation, made for LACE during our recidency to stay up to April 15 Staalplaat performance video For this performance we were using “everyday electronic junk” scavenged from thrift stores and donations, staalplaat soundsystem fashioned new “orchestra” of “sound machines” controlled by self-build sequencers. All sounds come […]
kids workshop at ReMida in Norway part of Meta.morf biennial for art and technology organized by V2 and Teks In their workshop the Staalplaat Soundsystem will show participating kids that fancy Japanese devices or expensive instruments are not at all needed to make great music – instead they will demonstrate that all you really need […]
We did a two day Instrument buidling workshop for kids at clubtransmediale 2010 In their workshop the Staalplaat Soundsystem will show participating kids that fancy Japanese devices or expensive instruments are not at all needed to make great music – instead they will demonstrate that all you really need can easily be found in everyone’s […]
For the Beograd Dispatch festival Staalplaat Soundsystem shows to the kids how they don’t need special Japanese plastic devices, but all they actually need can be found in their kitchen or storage, with a bit of research and modification. mixers, vacuum cleaners and appliances alike will go through a musical symbiosis with well-known children’s instruments. […]