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STEIM | Broedplaats Lely
STEIM (the STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is an independent electronic music center founded in 1969 with an initial focus on developing tools for experimental electronic musicians for live stage performance art. The foundation’s artistic and technical departments support an international community of performers, musicians, and visual artists, to develop unique instruments for their work. Ideas are catalyzed by providing critical feedback grounded in professional experience. Finally, new creations are then exposed to a receptive responsive niche public at STEIM before being groomed for a larger audience.
All those years STEIM has promoted the idea that Touch is crucial in communicating with the new electronic performance art technologies. Too much the computer has been used, and designed, as an exclusive extension of the formalistic capabilities of humans. At STEIM the intelligence of the body, for example: the knowledge of the fingers or lips is considered musically as important as ‘brain-knowledge’. STEIM has stimulated the design of extremely physical interfaces and is widely considered as the pioneering place for the live and ecstatic use of electronics in performance.
STEIM encourages both high-tech and low-tech solutions, and seeks to support artists who are both the players and makers of their own expressive tools. STEIM stands behind a human-focused approach to technology. This technology has to be tailored to the individual.
Nowadays STEIM’s focus is on supporting Sound Art, a discipline where several art forms come together, using (all) the human senses to experience these Sound Art installations.
For this we have started small, using our Sound Art Expo hallway to present a number of these installations.