Apart form my job at STEIM, I’ll be working on a project for Virtueel Platform this summer. Virtueel Platform is the sector institute for e-culture in the Netherlands. Its mission is to stimulate and strengthen cultural innovation by sharing knowledge about e-culture and increasing its visibility and scope. My job is to promote their event HOT100 at PICNIC Festival 2011. The HOT100 brings together the crème de la crème of the Dutch art academies, universities and universities of applied science in the fields of design, theory, communication or development skills. These talented students will soon be working or have recently started working in the new media sector. More information about VP and HOT100 here.
This summer I will be working for STEIM as PR manager on the Patterns + Pleasure Festival (Sept 26, 27, 28). STEIM (STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is a center for research and development of new musical instruments in the electronic performing arts, located in Amsterdam. STEIM supports artists in residence such as composers and performers, but also multimedia and video artists to develop set-ups which allow for improvisation and performance with individually designed technology. For more information about the Patterns + Pleasure Festivalgo to patternsandpleasure.com.
I had a great time working as a freelancer for Muziekgebouws World Minimal Music Festival 2011. Our communication and marketing strategy really worked out. The festival got a lot of press coverage and many (new and young) visitors. Most of the concerts sold out and the music was very inspiring. You can find pics, video’s, music and interviews on the wmmf highlights page of Vpro Dorst.
Steve Reich after the great performance of his work Tehillim
Minimal elctronica by Raphael Vanoli (Knalpot) at the Festivalcafe