On Saturday, April 11th, Stimming will return to 4DSOUND for two performances of an extended and updated version of his impressive show.
For his evolved 4DSOUND show, Stimming will leave the laptop at home. The performance is entirely instrument-based, including the charismatic presence of the Moog Synth, Micro-Brute, OP-1, Nord Lead 02, and an upright Piano. He will control the sounds coming from his analog synthesizers and drum machines moving in space. All live and completely intuitive – moving the audiences mind and feet.
Martin Stimming’s musical education and profound understanding of music theory developed very early. By the age of 10 he was highly accomplished on the violin, piano and drums. His collaboration with the Hamburg-based label DIYnamic Music began in 2007, and after releasing several singles and EP’s, Stimming’s debut album ‘Reflections’ came out in 2009, followed by the intruiging ‘Liquorice’. His productions are filled with a multitude of his own unique, charismatic field recordings and rhythmic bricks, demonstrating a sophisticated yet accessible sound, rich in detail.
During the past one-and-half years, Stimming has built-up quite a history with 4DSOUND. In November 2013, Stimming’s orchestral piece ‘November Morning’ was premiered on the 4DSOUND system, and performed live by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of the Blown Away festival. In 2014, Stimming was Artist-in-Residence at the 4DSOUND Studio, and developed an analogue-based, improvisational set with entirely original sound material. Ableton captured Stimming and 4DSOUND in action in this video. Then, Stimming featured in 4DSOUND’s line-up during last year’s ADE Sound Academy, where he performed his show with a new custom-built hardware controller – designed to move his sounds in space, with his hands.
For Stimming, exploring his music in space has also been a road down to the roots of playing music, bringing electronic music performance back to being an entirely physical act – in the here, and now.
Date: April 11th, 2015
Times: 21:00 – 23:00 | 0:00 – 02:00
Elementenstraat 25 Amsterdam
Facebook event link.
Tickets €18 excl. transaction costs can be purchased here.
Lighting and visuals by the BlurBoyz: Daniel Besnyo, Dennis Michael Khieffer Beviz and Istvan Hollos.