Time’s Up is holding a staalplaat soundsystem workshop focused on working practice in cooperation with servus.at. The focus is laid onto the creation of sound instruments from all sorts of old junk machines like kitchen mixers, vacuum cleaners and other noise making, allegedly useless, discarded everyday-life electric appliances and/or computer parts.
Lola landscape architects and Staalplaat Soundsystem organized a full day workshop for Indesem ’09 – Point of View Faculty of Architecture Delft. 45 students from all over the world researched and presented their ideas about the relation between sound and public space. The final presentations were held in metro station Eendrachtsplein in Rotterdam. more on […]
Staalplaat soundsystem was at the Second Khoj International Artists’ Association International Sonic Art Residency from Nov-10th – Dec 21st 2008. Participants were Geert-Jan Hobijn Andrej Hrvatin (founder of Satoration), Kiran Subbaiah and Navin Thomas. To examine sound as a form of experimentation in between artistic and scientific exploration. Taking our past experiences with the genre […]
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. […]
The Composed City workshop was organized for architecture students from the TU Berlin and sound studies students from the Universität der Künste. The topic sound (art) in public space. The uniquely mixed group developed ideas on how sound design and physical design of public space can be combined and how public space can be played […]
Staalplaat soundsystem and Lola have met during a 5 moth art in public space resicentie at the Zuidas in Amsterdam, a brand new banking quarter. It was in this period that we have spend long discussions on sound in public space, from simple practical solutions like wind driven percussion instruments that visitors can use to […]
“Made In Taiwan” invites people to play with a complex mechanical sound orchestra, installed in the museum by using their mobile phones. The students have made a mechanical orchestra consists of modified, hacked, changed and customised, electronic household devices like vacuum cleaners playing flute, organ and brass, rattling kitchen mixers, buzzing ventilators, and humming refrigerators. […]
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 […]
At Avanto festival we gave an instrument workshop for children aged 9 to 12 at the Ateneum Art Museum. The result of the workshop was performed by SSS together with the young participants of the workshop at the Kiasma Theatre under the title Staalplaat Soundsystem & The Helsinki Filharmechanic Youth Orchestra. The orchestra was conducted […]
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.