Staalplaat ~ ((Radio))

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Staalplaat ~Radio Each Thursday from 11.00 PM  until 01.00 AM. 
We started early 1983 at the notorious Amsterdam radio pirate “Radio God”. The program stopped late 1999 when all pirates were killed by selling of FM frequencies commercially. Recently it resurrected on the internet station DFM.nu broadcasting every week with a Presenting live sound […]

Ohm @ Instruments Make Play Festival 2017

OHM is a relatively new collaborative project where Geert-Jan Hobijn, Gijs Gieskes and Radboud Mens perform using self-built tools. The three have a very impressive status of each other and this cooperation could be referred to as a ‘super group’ of instrument builders and developers. For Instruments Make Play they (for the first time!) a […]

Cairo Kids Cobra workshop

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 […]

YOKOMONO WHITE

  We did out first version of Yokomono-white at in 2007 Podewil for a one of colaboratuion consert  with Hassan Khan The idea for ‘Yokomono White’ was made for the Avanto festival in Helsinki but never realized nor tested. “Yokomono white” is just old turntables with paper tubes and a pin using our own Yokomono […]

Composed Nature – KLANKENBOS SUMMER EXPO

20-07-12 till 26-08-12 Klankenbos NEERPELT Klankenbos in the context of Manifesta 9 Musica organises a summer exhibit presenting a new and permanent  installation COMPOSED NATURE. Vibrant trees are the focus the of the Dutch  Composed Nature installation by staalplaat Soundsystem and Lola landscape architects. An interactive installation brings a series of motorized trees shaking causing […]

WANKING ON WEIRD SET UP FESTIVAL

staalplaat soundsystem made a very simple sound installation: a set up with 4 coffee machines at  DOK-Gent, Belgium. 4 electronic valves control the water. 4 sequencers control the valves. This is a remake of Sweet Sissy and the Ballroom Hiss that we did in 2002 In vooruit Gent where we used coffee machines , but […]

Forte Piano: Le forme del suono

Our work Yokomono-pro is presented at Forte Piano in the Auditorium in Rome from  02/05 2012 to 10/07/2012 it sais Artisti invitati Prima Parte Vito Acconci, Nanni Balestrini, Massimo Bartolini, Riccardo Benassi, Roberto Benigni, John Cage-Nam June Paik, canecapovolto, Gino De Dominicis, Maria Thereza Alves-Jimmie Durham, Jan Fabre, Emilio Fantin, William Furlong, Al Hansen-Jerry Mulligan, […]

Staalplaat Soundsystem in residence at LACE

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 […]

Composed Nature

  LOLA landscape architects and Staalplaat Soundsystem present a new installation Composed Nature, developed for the Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, it consists of a matrix of 64 trees. Controllable, mechanical vibrators are mounted on each individual tree and are operated by custom made software. The sound of each tree can vary from a barely audible […]

YOKOMONO 03.5

staalplaat soundsystem is releasing a series of artist vinyl release used in our own yokomono sound installations. This new record is a second attempt to create random vinyl . Our first attempt was the release of Yokomono 03 where we hoped to cut two tracks, one spiraling from outside in and the others from inside […]

FluxYOU at Auditorum in Rome

sound sample FluxYOU or Musica Povera al dente at Auditorium Rome 2010 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Fluxus Biennial 2010-2011” Staalplaat soundsystem presented a new installation/concert  ‘Musica povera al dente’ or fluxYOU commissioned by Fondazione Musica per Roma, Rome Auditorium” For the set up we build 20 hand driven turntables, made from siple […]

we made a track for Palais de Tokyo in Paris

01. Track for Palais de Tokyo answering machine 10 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] They say” A l’instar de Christian Marclay, qui dans sa vidéo Telephones (1995) a rassemblé des extraits de films hollywoodiens montrant des acteurs répondant au téléphone, Staalplaat réalise un montage de sonneries de téléphone et de conversations téléphoniques provenant […]

nine lives of Buddha in Rome

We were asked to do a Buddha machine remix and so did our own interpretation of the little sound box: The Buddha machine has nine loops and we destroy nine machines in nine ways as a interpretation of Dick Raaijmakers Intona (1991) where he deconstructs 12 microphones.

for the spirits of dead computers

During the Sonic Art 08 residency I have made a “for the spirits of dead computers” a sound-machine from things I got for no reason or for other planned that did not work out. I used a car window wiper engine ,intended for the otto Berlin piano, and empty computer housing that I took the […]

Otto Berlin

Otto Berlin On a previous Khoj Sonic Art residency in 2006 there was a project done by Cynthia Zaven named  “Untuned piano concerto with Delhi traffic orchestra” . Khoj organized the Untuned piano, (named Otto Berlin) and it was still standing in the Khoj hall when I came in 2008. I have met Cynthia Zaven […]

V2 zone at MOCA Taipei

“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. […]

Zuidas Free Spaces / AIR initiative

‘If buildings and roads are the city’s hardware, then culture is the software that brings the city to life.’ – Geert-Jan was working five months in Amsterdam on a new project for the Zuidas Free Spaces / AIR initiative wich brings together urban planners, developers, architects and politicians, artists and scholars to consider the appropriation […]