Following the success of "Coded Matter(s) #1: Unfolding Space", FIBER and Flemish Cultural Centre de Brakke Grond presented the second edition of "Coded Matter(s)", titled ‘Sound Hackers’. During this Sunday afternoon matinee we experienced the rising possibilities and new expressions in sound and music due to emerging technologies and code.

Software and the internet enabled people to produce and distribute music from their home computer. Nowadays the development of powerful mobile technology and accessible coding languages adds a whole range of possibilities to the production and performance of sound and music. The instruments that create and play sound are prepared with spatial, sensory and tangible interfaces. Musicians, sound artists and other sonic creatives expand the possibilities between physical materials and software by using light, projections, sensors, code and data as integral part of their work. We’ll also investigate the role of digital processes which enable the merging of virtual and analog instruments.

The afternoon was filled with talks and performances by artists like audio-visual performer Paul Prudence, creative sound collective Soundlings (the current artist in residence at STEIM) & Gareth Davis (clarinet) and designer Pieter Jan Pieters (founder of studio OWOW).

Paul Prudence (audiovisual performance)
iMac Music, Jonathan Reus & SonoLab (audiovisual performance)
Soundlings & Gareth Davis (performance)
Sound on Intuition, Pieter Jan Pieters (performance)
Rosis Tres, Marcus Graf (talk)
Buqs, Teun Verkerk & Joris Hoogeboom (showcase)
Dick Rijken, STEIM (introduction)

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Camera and editing by Tanja Busking

Intro/Outro Graphics & Sound from 'Scalar' App
by Evgeniy Vaschenko, commissioned by FIBER for Coded Matter(s) #2: Sound Hackers.

Artist: Tapage
Album: Seven
Track 1: One of Seven
Track 2: Five of Seven

Coded Matter(s) is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL

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