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[share] Hans Leeuw & Diemo Schwarz (Demo + feat. set!)   ]
2012-05-27 20:00:00

Hans Leeuw & Diemo Schwarz are both in town for NIME conference a week before. So, they decided to visit to 'show & tell' their self-developed instruments. To get a sense of it, check the youtube link below.

NOTE! Show up EARLY (at 20:00) for their special demo!! They will perform a featured set later (at around 21:30 or so...) So, come early & stay late!!

The extreme sound possibilities of Hans Leeuw’s Electrumpet combine wonderfully with the corpus based techniques in Diemo Schwarz’s CataRT. Together the duo creates a rich pallet of sounds.

Both Diemo and Hans play their self-invented instruments for a number of years in which they have done several iterations / extensions and built a lot of performance experience. This experience pays of in the expressive capabilities of both performers making this a concert that goes far beyond an extended demonstration of new instruments.

IRCAM based Diemo Schwarz and HKU lecturer and Electrumpet player Hans Leeuw form a duo since they first performed during a CataRT workshop given by Diemo Schwarz at STEIM in 2010.

Hans Leeuw is trumpet player, composer and instrument designer, bandleader of the 14 piece big band Tetzepi since 1997 and teacher at the school for the arts Utrecht (music technology) and the technical university Eindhoven (Industrial Design). His band Tetzepi has been structurally funded by the Dutch government in the last four years and as a composer he received several grants to write for this band and others. (see (under audio you can find excerpts from two of his compositions))
Instrument site:

Diemo Schwarz develops his software instrument CataRT since 2005 at the world famous IRCAM institute (part of centre Pompidou) in Paris, and has since then acquired a vast experience playing it, considering it no longer as a software system, but an expressive performance instrument, notably by the addition of gestural controllers and the choice to favor stability of the interface over constant development. By multiplying musical collaborations (notably with Frédéric Blondy, Victoria Johnson, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Pedro Rebelo, Etienne Brunet, George Lewis, Evan Parker), he has worked on the interactive aspects of live corpus-based concatenative synthesis, in pure improvisation, and also comprovisation settings.

The above featured set will be held at @Gowanus Institute Space or Munch Room (find out when you get to (OA)CF bldg!) at The (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Ground Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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