Valery Vermeulen

Mikromedas

Mikromedas is a new data-driven musical project in which compositions are elaborated using data from space and deep space in a radically new way.

In the project compositions are produced using sampled radio astronomical data coming from various sources e.g. data stemming from several spacecrafts such as Voyager1 and Voyager2 or data originating from various astrophysical objects such as pulsar stars (which might be up to 22000 years old). Other sources that are used in the composition process include synthesized sounds as wel as data feeds from satellites turned into sound and music using newly developed sonification techniques.

With the realisation of Mikromedas totally approaches and visions are being developed and elaborated how to use data from space and deep space as new tools for music composition and performance. During live performances the compositions are remixed and combined with the sonified live data feeds coming from various satellites revolving earth.

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Josephine Bosma

– art critic specialized in art and new media –

Her work is published internationally in for example Mute, Metropolis M and Kunstforum. In 2011 her book Nettitudes about art and the Internet was published. In 2015 Bosma was part of the jury of the Prix Net Art, the most substantial prize for Internet art.

Marit Shalem

Marit Shalem (1971) has studied visual arts at the HdK, Berlin (UdK). She lives and works since 2000 in Rotterdam. Shalem makes large and medium sized detailed drawings and produces experimental video films. She works also under the name SpOp. Emerging from her artistic research Points for Production, her art projects deal with the relation between artistic and commercial production and power relations under influence of the market. Shalem also curates experimental film evenings, titled Layers, in WORM, Rotterdam.

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Sollbruchstelle

Sollbruchstelle is a noise performance ‘Sollbruchstelle’ by Jan Krühler and Jeannette Petrik which samples, deforms and summates deconstructive acts, exploring the creative emotional potential of destructive behaviours.

Thalia Verkade

Thalia Verkade is a journalist and researcher known for her critical writing about ingenuity and innovators for de Correspondent and her work as a Russia researcher for Zeppers.

Angelo Vermeulen

Angelo Vermeulen space systems researcher, biologist, artist and community architect. As a trained scientist, Vermeulen is as at ease collaborating with practicing scientists as he is constructing multimedia installations in galleries and building communities through design and co-creation. His current research focuses on evolving starships and regenerative ecosystems.

Mariette Groot + Alex Diehl

Alex Diehl (Cultvideotheek) en Mariette Groot (Underbelly) talk about Warp Drive, a term introduced by Star Trek and a hot topic for sic-fi freaks and scientists. With clips from cult movies they will show how this speculative idea keeps on appealing to the the fantasies of filmmakers.

LZR Vision

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Provides: Show visuals / Animations / Motion graphic / Graphic design / Illustrations

Swift MC

Drum & Bass / Dubstep

Every now and then you come across an MC who actually complements the music, Swift is certainly one of them. With his distinctive voice Swift brings something extra to the table. Swift is mostly known as a Drum and bass & Dubstep MC, but he actually fits any type of bassheavy music.

Hailing from the urban jungle that is Rotterdam, Swift unexpectedly became one of Hollands most prolific MC’s. Starting as an MC by accident, from the first second he picked up a mic there was no denying his talent.

Within the following year Swift became a resident at some of the biggest and respectable dubstep and drum and bass events. But it didn’t stop there. Swift has joined the stage with some of the biggest dj’s all over Europe and his first physical release is right around the corner.

This MC knows how to work a crowd and is eager to keep on learning, but more importantlY he knows when to let the music do the talking.

Korrupt

FatKidOnFire

Olaf De Rooij, more commonly known by his alias Korrupt, is a man of very many talents. The Rotterdam-based musician made his name as a DJ, producer and promoter having first discovered what he calls ‘dark underground music’ in early 2004. Soon after, he became known to the many deep, dark and minimal bass music fans on SoundCloud as the guy who left extremely detailed track reviews, often found lurking at the end of tunes on the platform. It was thanks to these reviews that he was spotted by the FatKidOnFire crew, who took him on as their in-house music critic.”

“In the years since, Korrupt’s talent repertoire has been vastly enhanced. Today sees him as one of FKOF’s A&R managers, responsible for finding the freshest and most exciting producers in bass music. He’s also hosts the monthly “FKOF Sessions” on Fokus.FM and can be found playing the finest minimal bass music in dances across Europe. Korrupt also finds time to freelance as an audio engineer fresh out of SAE Institute Rotterdam