Sara & Gyz

Also in may, sara Pinheiro & Gyz La Rivière, working in the worm studio, on their soundwalk -that will be presented on the 22th of june at the Radio radio Event @ worm. Here’s Sara in a non-related situation.

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Releaseparty Soundpiece with Machinefabriek, Pierre Bastien & Daisy Bell

Last tuesday we had a very nice party @ Worm; to celebrate the three records we released as a documentation/celebration of the Soundpiece Project we did last year.

the acts that we released all showed up and played a short show.
Here are some photo’s that Theo Huijgens took;



 Daisy Bell

 And here’s the press info on the records. At the moment you can order them from the worm shop ;
WORM SHOP They will also be distrubted through ‘the usual’ channels , more info about that later.
Other thing;
There’s only 200 copies of each record available…
If you order the threesome, you get a nice discount (but this only counts if you buy the records from the wormshop)

3 New Vinyl releases by WORM Records

Performer: Machinefabriek
Title record: 15/15
WORMREC 4276, 12”, yellow vinyl
Performer: Dyane Donck/Daisy Bell
Title record: Proverbs of Hell
WORMREC 4277, 12”, pink vinyl
Performer: Pierre Bastien
Title record: Entomology
WORMREC 4278, 12”, blauw vinyl

threesome of coloured vinyl by WORM Records. These records are
extraordinary not just because of their appearance (bright yellow, blue
and pink vinyl), but because of their arising history as well. The
a-sides of the records were recorded for Soundpiece, a soundinstallation
under the floor of the Schouwburgsquare in Rotterdam.

invited the composers Machinefabriek, Pierre Bastien and Dyane
Donck/Daisy Bell to compose a piece for this. The results are three
soundartworks/tape compositions that are made for public space, but are
impressive as isolated piece of art as well. Something that stands out
as well, is the different approaches of the three composers.The pieces
were played at fixed times at the Soundpiece installation, for a month
at the end of 2011.

On the 8th of october 2012, these records were presented in WORM with a performance of all three performers.

Dyane Donck/Daisy Bell
Bell is the new group of Donck. The live show involves a collection of
electronic and acoustic instruments, harmony vocals, lots of live
sampling and sound processing plus a video projection, illustrating each
song with minimal, yet evocative imagery.  All songs are based on
poetry by William Blake. His texts provide the vocal spine of the
compositions. These range from experimental musique concrete to pop
“with a twist” with a strong intensity, dark atmosphere and raw beats.

Pierre Bastien
is very French, but lives in Rotterdam for quite some time now. His
work finds its place on the secant of installations / robotica / visual
arts on one side and soundart / jazz / improvisation on the other.
Pierre is signed to the Rephlex label (the Aphex Twin playground) but
also does projects for lots of other labels and works for dance and
theatre as well.

Machinefabriek is the
project of Rutger Zuydervelt. Machinefabriek’s music combines elements
of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. He
has a big discography, containing his own releases as well as releases
on renowned lables.

Soundpiece is a
soundinstallation in the public space of the Schouwburgsquare in
Rotterdam and covers an area of 30 by 30 meter through 32 speakers. It
can be heard across the entire Schouwburgsquare at limited volume.

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We invited the Lemuriformes to do a residency and presentation at worm. Allthough their starting point did not sound very rock n roll to our ears (Improvisation through oscillation) it turned into a very interesting project with a great live event at the end. It was about noise & electronics, improv strategies & interdisciplinary interactions. 

Some background; 
Lemuriformes is an improvisation project of Julie Dassaud (FR), Eliad Wagner (IL), Roel van Doorn (NL) and Laurens van der Wee (NL). It is a ‘mixed media’ project in which audio-visual live coding, painting and electronic Eclectica are used. The week of June 18 to June 23 they were guests in WORM and worked on a new piece that was presented live last sunday (june 24h).

Their starting point;
Musical movement has its origins in feedback. We are talking about feedback’ between systems (human systems, disciplines, digital, analog systems, etc.), tools, video, contact microphone on Julie’s pens.

At all levels oscillations (oscillations / vibrations) cause new actions that resonate in the connections between the parts and people who compose the system. The result is an aesthetic and challenging mix of disciplines and techniques.

Here’s the interview Lukas did with Eliat before the concert, about the way Lemuriformes worked;

Here’s one of the pieces; (musicians invisible, Julie doing live drawings)

Here are some photo’s from the project.

Supporting act; Idan Karucci with his project; Brain Waves.


The Sound We See

The Worm Studio crew aka X-Static Tics aka Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis with help from Nina Hitz made the music and sound to a film project initiated by WORM, done by Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr from Los Angeles. They cooperated with  a lot of Rotterdam locals and made the ‘analog’ film ‘The Sound We See’, shot on 8mm. All filmmakers took a minute out of the 24 hours of a day. The idea being that the film was a bit like a ‘City Symphony’.  For the original idea see HERE.
So we recorded a soundtrack but also did a live performance at the presentation of the film, which turned into a great party with BBQ & a very big audience @ the Scottish Church very near the worm building (never been there before, the inhabitants didn’t look very scottish to me). The film will also be out on DVD with the two soundtracks; the live one, played and recorded on this evening, and the one we made in the studio.
Here are some photo’s of the event. (it happened on the 25th of may)

(before the event, soundchecking)

(the audience and nina, waiting for the lights to go out)

(the screening)

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PD Workshop finished

The very interesting and well received PD introduction workshop ended. With plans for a follow up next season, and maybe sooner, a PD meeting every month, to zoom in on the specific needs of the users, working with various hardware and pd. You can let us know if you are interested in any way in learning PD. Do see Katja’s website for info too! (

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Meanwhile the Studio Crew Worked on Location

…..and produced a live horspil, below what the pr of the poetry international thought it was about… 

Gardensensibilities – hoorspel Ursula Andkjær Olsen & WORM

met Henk Bakker, Nina Hitz en Lukas Simonis

Sinds vijf jaar maakt en curateert WORM hoorspelen die het midden houden tussen het Stockhauseriaanse Hörspil en het piepende deuren/grindpad/fiktieve Doorsneehoorspel
WORM’s huidige hoorspelreeks brengt steeds een geluidskunstenaar samen met een dichter. Verborgen agenda: het botsen of versmelten van geluids- en taalabstracties. Via Poetry International werd het contact met de Deense dichteres Ursula Andkjær Olsen gelegd. Haar tekst Gardensensibilities is de basis voor een live-hoorspel waarbij zij zelf een van de stemmen speelt. De WORMRADIOcrew – bestaande uit Lukas Simonis, Henk Bakker en Nina Hitz, Yuko Uesu – maakte bij de tekst een muziekachtig stuk dat behalve decor en sfeer ook personage is en zich als een beminnelijke natuurramp gedraagt. Sierbestrating, tuinhout, meubilair: Gardensensibilities voorziet in al uw wensen in en om de tuin. Voor particulier én hovenier.

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Worm’s Geluidswerkplaats invited Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren to do a residency and we asked them specifically to work on a live-performance and not only work in our electronic studio but to see the whole WORM building as their playfield.  They suggested that the project takes its starting point in the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland and what they would do during the week and during the performance would orbitate around that concept. And we said; yes please.

The reason we ask those two gentlemen is because –very simple- we like their work a lot, also because they don’t seem to linger around 1 certain subject and safely stay there, but they go forward in all kinds of directions –electronic music, drones, electronic voice phonomena, radio art, absurd performances, conceptual stuff, a virtual but-not-so-virtual kingdom…

They present on saturday 19th the result of their work at WORM.

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The Science Fiction Radio Play Workshop by Felix Kubin




The idea behind this workshop is to produce a professional radio play within a period of 3 weeks. During the production phase, the participants will have access to the studio facilities of WORM including the use of vintage and digital synthesizers, samplers, microphones, hard-disc recording and professional peripheral equipment. The participants will form crews and cooperate in creating the play.
Felix Kubin is a composer, radio-playwright and performance artist from Hamburg.

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