Edwin van der Heide | Lampo | Experimental | Chicago Reader

Edwin van der Heide All Ages Soundboard Recommended

When: Sat., Oct. 25, 9 p.m. 2008

Dutch composer and musician Edwin van der Heide is probably best known for playing with Zbigniew Karkowski and Atau Tanaka in Sensorband, a group that devised instruments to translate movement, light, ultrasound, and even bioelectric signals into powerful digital music. But he’s also devoted much of his career to interactive sound installations that alter their output in response to external stimuli like shifting wind or the presence of passersby; what little of his own music I’ve heard balances environmental noises with the numb throb of machinery. The works he’ll present at his Chicago solo debut will treat each channel of Lampo’s quadraphonic system as an independent sound source—the PR promises they’ll “deliver a unique experience that the audience can relate to with their bodies.” Van der Heide will also screen a 35-millimeter print of Joost Rekveld’s short film #11 (Marey <-> Moiré), for which he composed the soundtrack. —Peter Margasak

Price: $12

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