Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Get into the Groove

The New York Times featured a hearty preview of this weekend's STEIM events in the Weekend Arts section last Friday which included an interview with STEIM's artistic director, Takuro Mizuta Lippit:

"For 40 years the institute has offered electronic music innovators opportunities to work with designers, engineers and other musicians, Mr. Lippit said. Though Steim artists have visited New York before, Mr. Lippit said it was rare for the whole institution to be represented, as it will be at Japan Society."

We also had a preview feature on Examiner.com that included an interview with Japan Society's own Performing Arts & Film Director, Yoko Shioya, who was quoted saying:

"Put it this way, the layer of the musicians and composers in electric music in Japan is very thick—therefore, many types of musicians emerge…Japanese musicians in this genre have been quite influential in the international music scene."

You can find clips of STEIM's Mobile Touch Exhibition on our YouTube channel and watch as children and adults alike take advantage of the rare opportunity to make their own music on STEIM’s wild collection of invented electronic instruments, including the Finger Web, the Cracklebox, the Voice Scratcher and the Headbanger.

Also, don't forget to check out a video of STEIM's killler performance at Japan Society from May 8th!

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