STEIM Electronic Music Lab at Japan Society in NYC

I have just been contacted by Steven Salzgeber of the Karpal Group about an upcoming performance of artists from STEIM in New York City at Japan Society on Saturday, May 8, 2009. Unfortunately I’m performing in Minneapolis on that date, so I won’t be able to attend. If you’re anywhere near New York for this show, I highly recommend checking it out. The STEIM performances at the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art last year were some of my favorite moments of the festival, especially the set from DJ Sniff. Here’s what Steven had to say about the event.

I noticed that you wrote about dj sniff and STEIM last year at Audiocookbook so wanted to let you know about our upcoming concert at Japan Society. It includes a performance by DJ Sniff (aka Takuro Mizuta Lippit) and Yutaka Makino who will be performing as part of the STEIM: Electronic Music Lab. This one night only concert will showcase an array of international artists who specialize in the fusion of technology and live performance, while related events offer talks and demonstrations providing the opportunity for a firsthand “hands-on” experience. Experimentation is key here, with the musicians using cutting-edge technology and instruments to explore new sounds while pushing the boundaries of innovation.

On Saturday, May 8 @ 7:30 PM, Japan Society presents a concert featuring renowned artists associated with the Amsterdam-based electronic sound and music laboratory STEIM (Studio of Electro-Instrumental Music). For forty years, STEIM has fostered international collaborations between composers, musicians, engineers, installation artists, DJs and VJs in a breeding ground for the creation of high- and low-tech musical tools for live performance. For this concert, STEIM’s Artistic Director, Takuro Mizuta Lippit (a.k.a. dj sniff) has assembled a lineup of groundbreaking international artists from STEIM’s roster including: Yutaka Makino (Japan/Germany), ABATTOIR (U.S./Netherlands), Digital media composer Yannis Kyriakides (Netherlands) and guitarist Andy Moor (U.K./ Netherlands).