IO/004 ––– an unrestrained yet at times delicate channelling of improvisation from s* and MVK, recorded live in one take on 03 July 2008 at STEIM, Amsterdam, shortly after the passing of founder and experimental “crackle” performer Michel Waisvisz. Shifting between waves of noise and ambiance, loops and events, Thunderklap is a personal requiem for Michel. Equipment: turntablist set-up with digital vinyl system for source samples; STEIM homebuilt analogue synthesizer; laptop digital signal processing.
Mathijs Vincent Kouw —— is a Dutch sound-artist and experimental composer exploring the relation between movement and stasis by juxtaposing drones with more dynamic counter-elements — a process that may be called “kinetic engineering.” Using a wide variety of sources which are persistently regurgitated (ranging from field recordings to synthesised material), Matthijs has recorded under the monikers swerve, mvk, and matthijs vincent kouw (1998 – present). He has presented music for theatre (2001, 2002), music for dance pieces by performance artist Lisa Marie Patzer (2001), and Ina Senftleben (2005, 2006), music for film (2003), sound installations (2001, 2004, 2005, 2009), collaborations with Radboud Mens (2002 – present), Luc Doebereiner (2004 – 2005), and with Markus Wenninger and Claudia Steens as a member of the “Unknown Violent Event Ensemble” (2004 – 2005). From 1999 to 2003, Matthijs hosted an experimental electronic show on Amsterdam's infamous Radio 100.
IO.SOUND / off orbit from exoteric systems // alien frequency transmissions // decompiled drifts of static // encoded
recordings from submerged civilizations // long obsolete traces // motion captures of invisible interference // analogue loops of haunted sound // electromagnetic traces of the dead // IO.SOUND is hear to provide // for the craven ear // and the depleted body // disorganised sound....more