Monday, August 09, 2010

Amsterdam: August 3-8, 2010

What an incredibly productive and enjoyable stay at STEIM. Gregory Taylor and I recorded more than enough material for an album, I was able to conduct and videotape five interviews for my dissertation and as an added bonus: John Dikeman and I put in two evenings of recording acoustic duets (trumpet and alto/tenor saxophone). Added bonuses: hanging out with Anne La Berge and Joel Ryan is always great, and plenty of time withTakura Mizuta Lippit (dj sniff) was truly enjoyable and inspiring as he challenges me about improvisation and interface. In residence at the same time with Gregory and I: author David Schwarz, performer Lesley Flanigan, PIRX (Marion W├Ârle aka Frau W (DE) - computer & Maciej Sledziecki) and robot designer Jesse Seay. We all had a great time working and wandering the city. STEIM is always such a joy....Nico, Esther, Case, Jun....so many people to make it the best place.


As usual, click on any image to enlarge.


Rather than learning Dutch, I developed a technique of carrying around phrases written on beer coasters...

Rather than learning Dutch, I developed an intricate system of communicating using a series of phrases written on beer coasters...


A rather furious downpour...

A rather furious downpour.


back in the studio

Back in the studio.


Panorama of us in the studio...

Panorama of us in the studio.


At one of the best espresso's in the city,

At one of the best espresso's in the city, "Two for Joy"...phenomenal! And only a few doors from STEIM.


Concert time...

Concert time.


on the stage at STEIM...

On the stage at STEIM.


Lesley Flanigan

Lesley Flanigan


Lesley

Lesley


Marion and Maciej

PIRX (Marion and Maciej)


Marion and Maciej

PIRX (Marion and Maciej)


Post-gig celebration at Ooiejevar...(L-R) John Dikeman, ?, Jasper Staudhouders, Barret (sp?), me, Andrea Taeggi, Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor, Gregory Tay

Post-gig celebration at Ooiejevar...(L-R) John Dikeman, ?, Jasper Staudhouders, Barret (sp?), me, Andrea Taeggi, Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor, Gregory Taylor, Maciej, Marion, Lesley


gregory-enjoying-a-Cubana

Gregory enjoying a post-gig Cubana


David Schwartz and I at Lungocinno

David Schwarz and I at Lungocinno


With Jesse at Gollem

With Jesse at Gollem


With David and Jesse

With David and Jesse


With Lesley

Lesley at Gollem


Lesley at the Begijnhof

Lesley at the Begijnhof


Jesse at the Begijnhof

Jesse at the Begijnhof


Jesse looking at shoe display

Jesse looking at shoe display


IMG_0474

This beautiful building wonderfully typifies so much interesting about Amsterdam. While it is now a bustling cafe full of people enjoying food and drink, it previously housed the doctors guild AND public executions...

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