Satellite Sounders at PICNIC  
Try out the Satellite Sounders during the new media conference PICNIC 08, in the Virtueel Platform dome at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
24 - 26 September 2008

[ 1 comment ] ( 81 views )
Re:visie / Netherlands Film Festival, 28 September 14:00 
I'll present/perform Sun Run Sun and the Satellite Sounders at this event held at the Kikker theater in Utrecht, alongside Esther Polak and A.I.R.
Re:visie / Netherlands Film Festival

[ add comment ] ( 69 views )
video stream of lecture at UCLA  
The lecture about Sun Run Sun that I delivered in April 2008 at the Experimental Design Arts / Art|Sci Centre, University of California Los Angeles, is now online!!

[ add comment ] ( 67 views )
Sun Run Sun at ISEA 2008 Singapore 
I'll be presenting the latest work with the Satellite Sounders and Sun Run Sun at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2008. The symposium and exhibition events run from 25 - 30 July, I will present at 11am 29th July.

Annet Dekker will talk about Sun Run Sun as part of her research project PPS: PublicPrivateSpace at 11:30 29th July

ISEA, the International Symposium on Electronic Art initiated in 1988, is the world's premier media arts event for the critical discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in interactive and digital media. Held biannually in various cities throughout the world, this migratory event is being held in Asia for the second time in its history, after Singapore successfully secured this bid. This symposium consists of three aspects of peer reviewed conference, internationally juried exhibition and various in-conjunction and partner events.

[ add comment ] ( 68 views )
Sun Run Sun reviewed in Neural ... aces.phtml

[ add comment ] ( 70 views )
Sun Run Sun in Eyeball Media Art Webzine Korea 
An essay by Heiner Holtappels on Media Art in Public Space in the Netherlands.

[ add comment ] ( 70 views )
Satellite Sounders at NIME in Genova, 6 June 
I'll be presenting the Satellite Sounders at NIME
8th International Conference New Interfaces for Musical Expression, in Genova, Italy.
I will take walks from the Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce,
16:00 - 18:00 on Friday 6 June.

[ add comment ] ( 70 views )
Navigating the Space of the Future - symposium video online 
The archive of the streamed symposium Navigating the Space of the Future, with the talks by David Dunn, Atau Tanaka and myself can now be seen on the NIMk website

[ add comment ] ( 68 views )
Artist Walks - Temporary Museum Amsterdam 11 May 
Today I'll be taking 3 public walks with the Satellite Sounders leaving from NIMk at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 as part of Temporary States, Temporary Museum Amsterdam

[ add comment ] ( 23 views )
Guest Lecture at University of California, Los Angeles, April 28, 12pm 
I'll be giving a lecture about Sun Run Sun, the conceptual and technical development, and presenting the sounds and Satellite Sounders at:

EDA Experimental Digital Arts, room 1250
Broad Art Center
University of California, Los Angeles
April 28, 12pm

more information on the UCLA Art|Sci Centre

[ add comment ] ( 27 views )
Interview: A Journey Through Sound 
Carmen Hutting and Annet Dekker interviewed me recently, published in the Tag Mag 5, produced by <>Tag in Den Haag. You can now read it in the side bar of this blog or online at the NIMk website:

[ 1 comment ] ( 26 views )
V2 Test_Lab Topology video 
The Test_Lab: Topology stream is now online > find the Satellite Sounders presentation at 49:00

[ add comment ] ( 23 views )
Satellite Sounders at V2 
I'll be presenting the Satellite Sounders as part of the Test_Lab Topology evening at V2_Insitute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam. The evening starts at 20:00 and includes a number of presentations around theme of topology.

"This topology edition of Test_Lab will feature several new and exciting (aRt&D) projects within the artistic topology tradition and will investigate the common understanding of the notion of topology in the arts. Test_Lab: Topology will reveal censored areas on Google maps and the true networks of the world's power structures, and will include a sonic navigation walk and a fashionable artist intervention."

It will be streamed live on

[ add comment ] ( 24 views )
Seminar : Navigating the Space of the Future : 15 April  
The evening begins at 20:30hrs, NIMk, Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam

Presentations by: Yolande Harris, David Dunn and Atau Tanaka

"What does it mean to navigate? What is the importance of location specificity? What does it mean to get lost? The increasing accuracy of satellite navigation strives to eliminate the possibility of human error, but it also produces a sense of dislocation from one's immediate environment by abstracting location as the coordinates of longitude and latitude. What place is there for one's body, one's senses, one's conscious and unconscious awareness of space, if this knowledge is so apparently made redundant by GPS? What, if any, role can historical skills of navigation at sea, of observation, choice, intuition and improvisation play in navigating the spaces of the future?
The symposium 'Navigating the Space of the Future' will take these questions as its starting point to see if we can find our way within the dense environment of global positioning technologies. The field is open but the practice is just starting to form itself by looking at ways to counter locative media strategies where geographical walks are organised that use the city and the street as a playing field negating the relation between space, architecture, time, body and mind. The presentations will focus on new ways of interpreting data of location and navigation by relating these directly to the physical (space) through the use of sound. "

more information and reservations on NIMk

[ 2 comments ] ( 35 views )
performance at STEIM, 2 April 
Sun Running performance at STEIM Wednesday 2 April 20:30

"Physicality in electronic music has always been one of the central themes at STEIM, but not every musician takes a gestural or bodily approach to performing their music. Physicality of the sound, the space and the location are equally important, especially for laptop musicians and sound artists.
For our next concert we have invited three typically "non-gestural" artists to work in our studios and prepare for this performance. We wanted to create a critical platform for laptop musicians as well where new forms of presentation and performances can be explored. For each of these invited artists, their instrument extends beyond the actual device that they are touching by incorporating the speaker, field recordings and navigational data as essential elements of the performance. We hope to see you at our next event to witness these extended techniques in live laptop music."

[ add comment ] ( 25 views )
lecture at Mediamatic 20 March  
I'm presenting the ideas around the project at Mediamatic in Amsterdam as part of the Eco-Aesthetics exhibition and events organised by <>TAG.

Here's the program for the evening:program

"How can artists translate everyday information visually or sonically? What are innovative artists and designers doing to promote conservation of resources using innovative technology and creative thinking? How can art make us more aware of the kilowatts we consume or the carbon we emit? Can artists significantly inspire observers to be more environmentally sensitive by giving information a particular form or sound? Furthermore, can art increase our ability to analyze and relate spiritually and emotionally to the natural world we live in?"

19:00 entrance
19:15 - 19:20 introduction by Hicham Khalidi
19:25 - 19:45 lecture Tiffany Holmes
19:50 - 20:10 lecture Beatriz da Costa

20:15 - 20:35 concert
20:35 - 20:55 pause

20:55 - 21:15 lecture Michael Mandiberg
21:20 - 21:40 lecture Yolande Harris
21:45 - 22:05 lecture Esther Polak

[ add comment ] ( 90 views )
Amphibian performance 
date: Saturday 15 March
time: 16:30
entry: 5 euros
location: <>TAG Den Haag
part of Dag in de Branding edition 07

Imagine a coastline, a land of rising and falling water levels, an inevitably increasing wetness in some areas and dryness in others. Imagine yourself sometimes hovering and sometimes submerged in a sonic sea that meshes navigational data and marshland amphibians…

Sun Run Sun charts a path between environmental engagement and technological development, using sound as the medium to enhance both. Signals from satellites in orbit, together with the performer’s coordinates on earth, generate live music in real time.

“I use sound because it is not an object, not something to hold or touch, not external to myself,” states Harris. “The experience of sound is internal, as a process that influences the relationship between the self and the environment. True navigation consists of a continuously coherent relationship between the two.”

During her thirty-minute performance, Yolande will slowly reveal the patterns of orbiting satellites coming in and out of range and inconsistencies in how GPS technology locates the self in a longitude/latitude grid. Harris’s soundscape, in both the performance and the installation, questions what is inside and what is outside, what it means to be located and what it means to be lost.

Sun Run Sun delicately treads a path between technical data and actual experience, between the artificial and natural. It joins the disparate sonic worlds of electronic satellite signals and the songs of marshland amphibians. This hybrid form of knowing, techno-intuition, unites scientific and innate systems of environmental awareness.

Amphibian is a futuristic vision / audition into a world on the transitional spaces between water and land, the deltas and coastlines that continuously shift, and that are threatening to shift dramatically in coming years. Our blind faith in the technologies of navigation systems morphs into a techno-intuition of an amphibious engagement with our environment. The sounds of orbiting satellites in Sun Run Sun reveal not only our location on a grid, but our relationship to the sky, asking us to re-assess and re-negotiate our connection with the environment.

[ add comment ] ( 20 views )
Sun Run Sun presentations March 2008 
15/3 Amphibian
performance during Dag in de Branding Festival at <TAG> Gallery in Den Haag

20/3 lecture Eco-Aesthetics at Mediamatic Amsterdam

22/3 - 28/4 Navigating by Circles
video and sound installation in the Eco-Visualisation exhibition curated by Tiffany Holmes and Hicham Khalidi at <TAG> Gallery in Den Haag

28/3 - 10/5 Satelllite Sounders and Dead Reckoning
sonic walk and sound installation in the Territorial Phantom exhibition at Netherlands Institute for Media Arts (montevideo) in Amsterdam.

2/4 Sun Run Sun
performance at STEIM in Amsterdam

[ 1 comment ] ( 50 views )
Production schedule for portable GPS-instrument development: 
14 Jan - technical research meeting, Stock and Simon @ V2 Rotterdam
21-31 Jan - prototype development, Sukandar @ Berlin, Damian and Yolande @ NIMK Amsterdam.
04-15 Feb - prototype testing, audio development, Yolande @ NIMK,
18-29 Febr- final instrument development, Sukandar Yolande Jorgen Damian @ STEIM and NIMK
3 March - six finished instruments
04-27 March - final refinements
28 March - opening exhibition @ NIMK, Amsterdam

[ add comment ] ( 21 views )
encouraging noise  
Working on a project like Sun Run Sun I generate a large amount of material and connections that get discarded, or rather, not chosen, in the final presentation of the work. This process of refining is crucial, but I've always looked for a way to let the branches of new ideas have their own life, develop in their own directions, grow and die. Some ideas need to be nurtured, others just take off with their own momentum, others make no impact at all. Instead of locking this process away in a box marked private, this blog aims to open it up and generate a platform for exchange.

Sonic navigations include:
navigation techniques developed by humans
navigation techniques developed by animals
specifics of satellite technologies
landscape and climate
interaction with instrument in an environment
underwater sonar

[ add comment ] ( 22 views )

| 1 | 2 | 3 |