C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Steinke, Matthew - M - United States of America 




Matthew Steinke’s work presents articulations about the future in order to examine how perceptions can arise from the recent past. He repurposes personal and collective memories that explore themes of nostalgia, paranoia, trauma, and hope in order to arrive at an impossible new vision or a distorted utopia. His current work coaxes musical narratives from found objects that have been transformed into hand-crafted robotic devices. In The Magnetosphere, he proposes
an “alternate reality” musical experience infusing vintage and new technology into electromagnetic instruments derived from mass culture refuse. He invites spectators to literally walk through his compositions experiencing them as immersive nonelectrophonic performances where speakers are replaced by several physical acoustic sound producing mechanisms which have their own individual sonic characteristics projecting in every direction.

Steinke’s installations and performances have been presented in museums, galleries, and festivals across the U.S. He holds a MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduation, he received The Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Interdisciplinary/Computer Art. He was a juror’s finalist and Seed Grant recipient for ArtPrize 2016. He received the 2015 New Music USA Project Grant. His “Tine Organ” instrument was a semifinalist in the 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. His work has been featured in Wired, Artweek LA, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Spin, Rolling Stone, Keyboard magazine, Drum magazine, Hackaday, and on the cover of Tape Op. In the 90s, as a member of the Northwest noise-punk bands Mocket, Satisfact, and Octant, he made over a dozen recordings and toured extensively. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, Steinke divides his time between music composition, performance, installation, acoustic research, and experimental musical instrument design.





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