Instrument inventors initiative

Instrument inventors initiative with Erfan Abdi (ir) Hans Beckers (b) Jeroen Uyttendaele (b)

Hans Beckers & Bert Cools: ‘Black table concert’
In his Black Table performances Hans Beckers uses a machine that amplifies normally inaudible sounds through a magnetic field. He uses found objects, kitchen objects, and utensils as musical instruments. Objects that we all know, but don’t know how they sound. Like for example an electric toothbrush, a massage machine, a mixer, a small fan, a clock, metal sponges, …

If a motorized or metal object makes contact with the magnetic field of the coil it gives interference. So each object has a whole range of sounds in order how the object is played and placed in the magnetic field. Hans Beckers shows how objects that are not generally considered fit to play music on can in fact become musical instruments. In a combination of composition and improvisation, a whole range of materials is being tuned and rhythmically, melodically and harmonically played.

Erfan Abdi ‘Points of contact’

“Points of Contact” is the title of a performance with two feedback loops; one inside a cage and one outside. In this work, the performer explores the boundaries formed by a cage around his head, and forms acoustic feedback loops by creating points of contact between physical objects that are equipped with transducers and contact microphones. This work is a continuation of an ongoing research about the ways in which one can observe vibration as it passes through a field of objects.

Jeroen Uyttendaele ‘Avlas’ 

AVlas is an audio-visual performance in which a metal mirror is simultaneously used as a resonator and a light-reflector.  A live-composed film of moving color gradients is projected on to the metal mirror while simultaneously a soundtrack is passed through the same mirror. The image and sound is manipulated by carefully moving, bending and touching the metal during the performance.


iii is an artist-run-platform for research, production, presentation and distribution of radical interdisciplinary practices based in The Hague.

iii promotes artistic research and creation centered around the development of self-made instruments and performative media which engage with the four dimensions of image, sound, space, and the body.

Inventing new instruments and presentation formats, iii brings the laboratory to the stage and offers unique, playful experiences to all audiences.

doors 20:30 

1) Erfan Abdi (ir)  
2) Jeroen Uyttendaele (b)
3) Hans Beckers (b)

+ dj Farsi

Instrument inventors initiative