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YURI LANDMAN Experimental Instruments 7 Workshops Performances Special Projects School Projects Lectures

UPCOMING EVENTS Lyon FR Offenbach DE Rotterdam NL Leiden NL Lille FR Marseille FR St. Petersburg RU Moscow RU

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Yuri Landman (1973) is an experimental instrument builder and musician. After a career as a comic book artist as well as a musician in the bands Zoppo and Avec-A, Yuri Landman began designing experimental musical instruments. Based on prepared guitar techniques, he built his first instrument in 2001 to solve the inaccuracy of instant preparations. In 2006 he got in contact with Liars. Developed over six years of prototyping, he fully realised the Moodswinger for them with commissions from numerous other musicians to follow. Yuri has custom built derivatives for such musical luminaries as Sonic Youth, Half Japanese, Enon, Lou Barlow, dEUS, The Dodos, Blood Red Shoes, Liars, HEALTH, Liam Finn, The Luyas, The Veils, Melt-Banana, Micachu & The Shapes, The Go! Team, These Are Powers, Kate Nash, Women, Action Beat, Peter James Taylor, Rhys Chatham, Dustin Wong, Philippe Petit and others. Around 2008 he started giving lectures and presentations with his instruments, leading to a request in 2009 for a practical building workshop. This became the rise of the Home Swinger project. A Gesamtkunstwerk consisting of a DIY-workshop where people build their own electric instrument and often followed by an afternoon rehearsal on the second day and a 40 minute ensemble performance with multiple Home Swingers, drums, basses, and guitars in the tradition of the Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca compositions. Soon after the rise of the Home Swinger Project, other building workshops followed, featured in this booklet. Events have taken place in AU, BE, CH, DK, FR, UK, IR, NL, SV and US. In 2012 Landman formed the 2-piece band Bismuth w/ multi-instrumentalist Arnold van de Velde. In the same year he started his infamous Strat Eraser Project to help musicians get rid off their useless gear. The Moodswinger as well as the Home Swinger are included in the permanent collection of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ. The SONS Museum in Belgium owns another instrument of Landman.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 2..........................................................................................About Yuri Landman Page 4...................................................................................Home Swinger Workshop Page 6............................................................................Quickstep Kalimba Workshop Page 8.....................................................................Caterpillar Drum Guitar Workshop Page 10........................................................White Eagle Tailed Bridge Guitar Workshop Page 11.................................................................................. NEW Strat Eraser Project Page 12........................................................................Empire State Rocker Workshop Page 13..........................................................................................Triochord Workshop Page 14...................................................................NEW Supramist String Field Plates Page 16...................................................................................Ensemble Performances Page 18..................................................................................................NEW Bismuth Page 20...............................................................................................Special Projects Page 22................................................................................................School Projects Page 24.....................................................................................Exhibitions & Lectures Page 26........................................................................................NEW Album Release Page 26......................................................................................NEW Book: Nice Noise Page 27..............................................................(advert) Pedals from digitaar-wil-ik.nl Page 29..................................................................................................Lists of Artists Page 30..............................................................................................Gallery of Artists Page 33...............................................................................2011 Don’t Panic Interview Page 38......................................................................................................Past Events Page 39.........................................................................................Lists of Publications Back......................................................................Upcoming Events & Contact Details


The Parts

After Four Hours

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1 - HOME SWINGER

May 17th 2012 Lyon FR Aug 18 th 2012 Leiden NL

The Home Swinger is a simplified version of the Moodswinger designed to be easy to assemble and play. It does not feature the slick finished design of the Moodswinger, but is exactly the same sounding instrument. Yuri Landman presents a 4 hour long Do-It-Yourself workshop whereby participants will leave with a finished Home Swinger instrument as well as a strong understanding of its structure and workings. The difficult soldering part will be taken care of by Yuri. Participants require no special skills and the difficulty of the process has been compared to building a piece of IKEA furniture! In advance of the workshop Yuri will prepare the component parts of the instrument for the participant to use in construction. These include: 4 pieces of ready shaped wood in the required sizes and predrilled with holes, easy to employ machine heads for the strings, one pickup (good quality, equal to Fender), an on/off switch, a jack output, a few screws, bolts and nuts and some metal for the bridges, as well as two sets of strings.

The Moodswinger, a predecessor The Moodswinger is an electric 12-string instrument invented by Yuri Landman. Developed over six years of prototyping, he fully rea-lised the first The participants pay for their own materials. Each workshop is Moodswinger in 2006 for the band Liars. limited to 16 persons.

Duration of the workshop is approximately four hours.

The Moodswinger features a uniquely designed string field that includes an extra movable rod (called a ‘3rd bridge’), which divides the strings into two sections. This string preparation creates mutually occurring resonance in both sections of strings, resulting in a sound more akin to a group of clocks and bells than the common sound of a vibrating stringed NEW: The Double Swinger. A 24 string two octave deluxe ver- instrument. The unique timbre of the Moodswinger has often been sion. Stereo output, that can be switched mono as well. likened to Eastern instruments or Gamelan music.

Artists who own a Home Swinger are Micachu, The Luyas, These Are Powers, David Holmes, A Place To Bury Strangers, Ice, Sea, Dead People, The Go!-Team, Action Beat, Jay Malhotra (Kate Nash), We vs. Death, Zoppo, Thread Pulls, Signe Tollefsen, Susies Haarlok, Kapitan Korsakov, At No Bikini Beach, Jad Fair, DAAU, Ex-Easter Island Head, Foot Village and Wu Fei.

In 2008 Landman developed the Moodswinger II for Jessie Stein of the Luyas. The Luyas published their second album Too Beautiful To Work on Dead Oceans in Februari 2011 with four tracks played on the Moodswinger. Double Swinger

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The Quickstep Kalimba 2.0 6


2 - QUICKSTEP KALIMBA 2.0 The Quickstep Kalimba Workshop features an electric version of an African instrument called Kalimba. This electric variant is handy to plug in any amp and to use at live performances. The tuning is adapted to the 12 tone common in Western music, but can be adapted to the traditional tunings as well if desired. Initially the Quickstep only had the 12 rods, in the up dated 2.0 version these rods have enlarged tailes that also can be plucked near the bridge and cause sounds remniscent of church bells. The Quickstep Kalimba is based on the electric kalimbas built by Konono No.1 from Democratic Republic of the Congo and the kalimbas of the band Neptune from Boston. The participants pay for their own materials. Each workshop is limited to 16 persons. Duration of the workshop is approximately four hours. Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo owns a copy of the Quickstep 2.0.

Above an enhanced 4 pickup version customized by Richard Eigner. The version on the main pic left can easily be upgraded this the one on the picture above. On Richards version both sides of the kalimba are amplified. 7


Philippe Petit’s set

Women

Melt-Banana The Caterpillar Drum Guitar

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Note: The bridge system on this pic is slightly different. On the currect one, the strings can be reconfigured to a country slide guitar set up with equal spaces inbetween the strings.

HEALTH


3 - CATERPILLAR DRUM GUITAR / SLIDE GUITAR

Jun 9 th 2012 Rotterdam NL

The Caterpillar is an instrument which can be used as a noise drum guitar in the tradition of Glenn Branca’s ‘Mallet Guitars’ as well as a convenient bowed instrument or a more traditional slide guitar commonly used in country music. With two drum sticks you can easily develop a percussive sliding technique with one stick functioning as a slide to select a pitch and with the other stick you hit the sliding stick. The instrument also functions well with drum techniques such as double strokes and bouncing. The instrument features two pickups. It can be used as a stereo instrument and creates a beautiful audio spectrum at recording sessions when two amps are being used. A switch can change the stereo signal in a mono set up which is easier for live situations. Three musical scales are drawn on the instrument that all together clarify the played tones and the harmonic positions. The color dotted series are equal to the system used on the Home Swinger. Two small movable bridges allow the player to select four fundamental tones. The participants pay for their own materials. Each workshop is limited to 16 persons. Duration of the workshop is approximately four hours. Melt-Banana, HEALTH, Women, Garçon Taupe, Philippe Petit (3) and Ice, Sea, Dead People own copies of the Caterpillar Drum Guitar. The instrument is featured in Women’s final Pitchfork.tv special, filmed just before they broke up.

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The White Eagle Tailed Bridge Guitar

The White Eagle tailed bridge guitar is based on the Twister guitar Landman developed for Enon’s John Schmersal in 2009.

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4 - WHITE EAGLE TAILED BRIDGE GUITAR The White Eagle is a tailed bridge guitar, which means there’s an additional amplified string field in the tail behind the bridge of the guitar. The instrument has two pickups. It can be used as a regular electric guitar when played mono on the normal bridge pickup. Behind the bridge there is an additional pickup. It’s a stereo instrument and creates a beautiful audio spectrum at recording sessions when two amps are being used. A switch can change the stereo signal in a mono set up. More practical for live situations, amplifying both sections. The string length of the tail section has a 1:4 ratio to the open string on the guitar section, causing bright overtones two octaves higher than the open string. On harmonic fret positions (5th, 7th, 12th, 19th, etc.) the tail area gives a beautiful humming harmonic overtone. On lesser consonant positions such as the 6th fret for instance, the resonance is more muted. With alternate tunings you can arrange desired harmonic resonances on specific notes. The participants pay for their own materials. Each workshop is limited to 16 persons. Duration of the workshop is approximately four hours. Dutch electro artist Rude 66 (Bunker Records), Sam Dook & Ian Parton (The Go-Team), Rhys Chatham and the two guitar players of The Van Jets (Belgium) own copies of the White Eagle Tailed Bridge Guitar.

5 - STRAT ERASER PROJECT They needed to be smashed anyhow. Send Landman your shitty cheap Tele or Strato replica and he will send you a White Eagle Tailed Bridge Guitar in return. He will re-use your neck and tuners. Pickups will be replaced for good quality new pickups. Any cheap guitar of brands like Stagg, Samick, Squier etc. is suitable, as long as the neck can be screwed off. Nobody will know what happened with the bodies after dismantling.

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The Empire State Rocker family built in WORM Rotterdam NL, Dec 2011

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6 - EMPIRE STATE ROCKER The Empire State Rocker is Landmans most impractical sized workshop instrument so far. The size of this instrument is approx. 2 meter (Âą78 inch). The body features a very worked out overtone scale up to the 16th harmonic in the top plate as well as a common Western scale on the big plate. Different from what the size might suggest, the instrument is not a bass instrument. It is mostly played flat on a table playing harmonics or with a slide playing it behind the slide, creating highly atmospheric enhanced tones. The picture on the left features twelve string versions with four clusters of three strings that are equally tuned.

7 - TRIOCHORD

May 17th 2012 Lyon FR

The Triochord is an enhanced version of the monochord/Didley Bow. All strings are tuned in unisono giving an excellent natural chorus effect. This instrument workshop is very cheap compared to the other workshops and therefore highly suitable to organise at music education centres and conservatories. The instrument features a common Western logarithmic scale as well as a scale of harmonics. Triochord with 12 TET Western scale and a color dotted harmonic scale

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8 - Suprematist String Field Plates

Jun 15th 2012 Luzern CH

By far the most challenging experimental workshop in this booklet. Based on the Crosslander prototype (right) Yuri developed an impro workshop, where the participants are free to make their own unique instrument. Abstract art is not as useless as it might appear at first sight. The works of the Suprematism painter Kasimir Malevich coincidentally have a direct relevance for complex configurations of crossed strings to achieve a series of sounds not easy to create in any other way. In the spirit of Malevich’ paintings the particants design a composition of strings on a big wooden plate. Besides the visual appealing result of the compositions, the sets of crossed strings cause a wide diversity of complex sounds. In timbre remniscent of church bells, Chineze gongs and Indonesian gamelan instruments. On top of the string fields objects such as metal plates and springs can be added to create, even more radical, alternate sounds. After finishing the instrument, the good sounding spots are marked with colored dots and signs and a legend is added how to play the instruments.

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Three String Field Plates, built @ the Academy for Pop Culture, Leeuwarden NL, Jan 3-4th 2012


Kazimir Severinovich Malevich Suprematist Painting 1915

The Crosslander proto, 2010

Six String Field Plates, built @ the Old Hairdressers, Glasgow UK, Apr 1st 2012

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Ensemble performance w/ The Moi Non Plus, Gaspar Claus, Jessie Stein, Noël Akchoté, The Electric Octopus Orchestra, Sidi Touré, Naomi Dek, Yrrah Landman filmed by Vincent Moon @ Guitares au Palais Festival in Perpignan FR, August 2009

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Ensemble performance w/ workshop participants @ Mon Inouïe Symphonie in Dunkerque FR, September 2009


9 - ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

May 17th 2012 Lyon FR

The day after the workshops Yuri Landman will play his musical compositions with the group of builders and create an ensemble performance. The participants play two musical compositions, starting in a minimal structure one by one, with each introduction creating more sonic complexity and volume, resulting in a “wall of sound” crescendo comparable with the drone works of Sonic Youth or the symphonic guitar compositions of Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca. The festival is free to fill in the line up, but it’s a recommendation to include some trained artists as the backing band (drums, bass, guitar) to make the music more solid. Landman is often accompanied by multi instrumentalist Arnold van de Velde, singer/guitar player René van Lien, experimental builder Kas van Hoek, and other musical acquaintances. A wide range of known musicians such as Action Beat, Noël Akchoté, Bitches, Gaspar Claus, Sam Dook (The Go!-Team), Jad Fair, Wu Fei, Foot Village, Kapitan Korsakov, The Moi Non Plus, Jay Malhotra (Kate Nash), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Craig Sharp (Ice, Sea Dead People), G.W. Sok (The Ex), Peter James Taylor, Thread Pulls, Sidi Touré, Dustin Wong (Ponytail), Jürgen Teller have joined stages. Performances took place in AU, BE, CH, DK, FR, UK, IR, NL, SV, US.

Ensemble performance w/ Jad Fair, the drummers of Action Beat, Rene, Arnold, Cees & others @ Villette Sonique in Paris FR, May 28th 2011

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Bismuth @ DBs, Club 3VOOR12/Utrecht, Feb 23th 2012 18


10 - BISMUTH

Jun 14th 2012 Offenbach DE Jun 16th 2012 Luzern CH Spring 2013 St. Petersburg & Moscow RU

Bismuth is a two-piece band consisting of Yuri Landman and multi-instrumentalist Arnold van de Velde.

This No-Fi two-piece band makes difficult music danceable. So, don’t expect soundscapes, drones, nor rock or pop music. Although sound artists are mainly busy creating soundscapes these guys groove. Most instruments consist of wood, metal bars, motors, strings and guitar pickups. Their homebuilt experimental instruments give us radical danceable beats, experimental grooves and harsch noise improvisation on top. All is created by sound on sounds looping, making clicks, bleeps and riffs. Landman was invited by Arnold van de Velde and Rene van Lien (both Neon Rainbows, At No Bikini Beach and ex-Feverdream) to record some songs in their studio in Rotterdam. While working on the recordings Arnold and Rene were often asked to join Yuri as a solid part of the ensemble performances. They joined Yuri in the UK, France and Holland for several shows. After doing many group performances with more than 15 people, it was time to make things more simple. No more carrying 10 guitar amps, 2 drum kits and multiple instrument. Yuri asked Arnold to join him for a gig on a Subbacultcha! show at Eurosonic/ Noorderslag 2012 which was the first gig of Bismuth. www.facebook.com/pages/Bismuth/348839058472460

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Electric Harmonic Canon built w/ Peter James Taylor, 24-28 Oct 2011 @MK Gallery, Milton Keynes UK

Brooklyn Bridge, 24 string mini instrument. Built Feb 1st 2012 for the Bismuth live shows.

Laces, 12 pairs of crossed strings built for SONS Museum, BE, Nov-Dec 2011 20


11 - SPECIAL PROJECTS In 2010 Yuri discontinued his top line products such as the Moodswinger, the Springtime and the Burner Harp Guitar, due to the succes of the workshop events and the overpacked tour schedule as the result of that. Occassionally he makes exceptions and builts custom instruments for artists such as Peter James Taylor, Serge Verstockt, Lucky Fonz III, and the SONS Museum. The instruments are often made on location is a few hours, and some look crappy. Not the looks of the instrument, but the sound result is the primary focus with these experiments.

No Name, 48 string mini instrument. Built April 2012 for the Swiss based noise artist [sic].

Judith IX, 12 string semi-acoustic tailed bridge stereo guitar. Customized during after an interview in 4 hours w/ Lucky Fonz III. Oct 2010. 21


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This instrument was especially designed and built for the boy in the wheel chair.


12 - SCHOOL PROJECTS Besides festivals, art spaces and venues, Landman also hosts practical workshop and performance events at schools. In the past Landman did school projects at several education institutes ranging from for instance the Royal Academy of Music in London to Special Education for kids with emotional or behavioral disorder or physical disabilities. INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEORY The Triochord and the Home Swinger feature fraction scales and can easily be used as teaching instruments to clarify overtone theory and the relation between musical scales, maths and physics. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE Besides this theoretical part, the children/students learn how to construct electrical instruments. Often the kids can take the instruments home afterwards as a reward. STAGE EXPERIENCE A group performance in front of their friends and family. Landman has written an easy to learn composition for this event.

Performance @ Heliomare in Wijk aan Zee NL, July 2011

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Lecture @ Output Festival in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam NL, September 2007

Lecture @ Primavera Sound Festival 24 Barcelona ES, May 2008


13 - EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES

May 17th 2012 Lyon FR

Exhibition In addition to the workshop Landman provides a fourty minute presentation of his range of custom instruments. These include the Springtime stereo-guitar, the Bachelor QS, the Moonlander and notably the Landmine - a 25 meter one string instrument generating a variety of sounds remniscent of Star Wars laser guns, sonar beeps, lightning flashes, jet planes flying and earthquakes. These instruments are included in the ensemble performance a well. Lecture In addition to the exhibition Landman tells about the physical background of the Moodswinger and its relation with the musical theoretical ideas of Confusius, Pythagoras and Harry Partch and the Harmony of Spheres concept, Cymatics, Fractal theory and Lichtenberg figures. Lectures took place in AU, BE, DK, ES, FR, UK, IR, NL, US at several Music Venues, Art Spaces, Music Festivals, Pop Academies, Universities, Teachers Congresses and Days of Science.

Lecture @ Le Guess Who? Festival in Tivoli De Helling Utrecht NL, Nov 2009

Lecture @ De Nieuwe Anita Amsterdam NL, April 2008

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14 - RELEASES & PUBLICATIONS Yuri Landman Ensemble Together with René van Lien and Arnold van de Velde, Yuri recorded an album with tracks played on his instruments. Side one of the record features a vocal guest contribution by Jad Fair. The French noise artist Philippe Petit added interludes to the album. Other guest contributions are done by Elle Bandita and former Zoppo singer/guitarist Cees van Appeldoorn, both from the Netherlands.

CD Thick Syrup The album is released on CD in the US by Thick Syrup Records. In Europe and Japan the album is released on vinyl by the Austrian label Siluh Records.

LP Siluh

Bart Hopkin & Yuri Landman

Nice Noise Nice Noise is a book to be published asap and is a guide about how to prepare a guitar. The book is written by Bart Hopkin of Experimental Musical Instruments (windworld.com) and Yuri Landman

NICE NOISE Modifications and Preparations for Guitar

64 pages, full color. “HOW DID YOU GET THAT SOUND?” Hidden away inside your guitar is a world of sounds, tone qualities, timbres, and effects that you’ll never find with conventional playing techniques. Some of these sounds are beautiful, some comical; some are edgy, exotic, subtle, raucous, mellifluous or strange. These are the sounds you can bring out with the prepared guitar techniques described in this book. The focus here is not on electronic effects; it’s on things you can do with your guitar to alter the ways the strings vibrate or the soundboard projects. Most of these interventions are easily put in place and just as easily removed, while a few of them involve permanent modifications that can take an old guitar to turn it into something quite new. Whatever type of guitar you play, this book will show you new and unexpected ways to play it. 26

Experimental Musical Instruments


15 - ARTISTS W/ HYPERCUSTOM GEAR

ARTISTS WITH HYPERCUSTOM GEAR Action Beat - Lou Barlow - Blood Red Shoes - Rhys Chatham - DAAU (for a Simone Bennett movie) - dEUS (Mauro Pawlovski) - The Dodos 2 - Emma Acs - Enon - Ex-Easter Island Head - Wu Fei - Foot Village 2 - Killed by 9V Batteries 2 - Liam Finn - The Go! Team 3 - Half Japanese (Jad Fair) 2 - HEALTH - David Holmes - Ice, Sea Dead People 2 - Liars - The Luyas - Margaret Unknown - Melt-Banana - Micachu & The Shapes - Kate Nash (Jay Malhotra) 2 - Philippe Petit 3 - Ponytail (Dustin Wong) - RAFT (These Are Powers) 2 - [sic] - Sonic Youth 2 - Peter James Taylor - Thread Pulls - The Veils - Women, and others ARTISTS IN BELGIUM & THE NETHERLANDS At No Bikini Beach - Jochem Baelus - Het Beukorkest - C-Mon & Kypski (Daniel Rose) 2 - The Death Letters - Eins, Zwei Orchestra - Garçon Taupe - Gasoline Brothers - Herrek - Hospital Bombers - Kas van Hoek - I Am Oak - Kapitan Korsakov 2 - K-Branding - Lucky Fonz III - Mermaid 2 - The Moi Non Plus - Neon Rainbows 2 - Pioneers of Love - Rats on Rafts - Rude 66 - Lukas Simonis - Susies Haarlok 2 - Signe Tollefsen - The Van Jets 2 - We vs Death - Zoppo, and others ORGANISATIONS WITH HYPERCUSTOM GEAR Champ d’Action (Serge Verstockt) (Antwerp BE) 9 - GRIM (Jean-Marc Montera) (Marseille FR) - WORM (Rotterdam NL) 6 - Death by Audio (A Place to Bury Strangers) MUSEUMS WITH HYPERCUSTOM INSTRUMENTS IN THEIR COLLECTION Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ 2 - SONS Museum, BE 27


dEUS, Antwerp BE

Herrek, Stukafest Groningen NL

Thread Pulls, Dublin IR

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Promo pic of Lou Barlow’s album Goodnight Unknown


The Luyas, Montreal CA

Lucky Fonz III in Veenendaal NL

Susies Haarlok, Haarlem NL

The Moi Non Plus, Brooklyn, NYC USA

Wu Fei, Beijng CN

The Veils in Doornroosje, Nijmegen NL

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Liam Finn in Tivoli, Utrecht NL

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The Dodos @ Festival De Beschaving, Utrecht NL

Jad Fair @ home

Lee Ranaldo @ State-X New Forms, Paard van Troje, The Hague NL


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Don’t Panic, October 31, 2011

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Don’t Panic, October 31, 2011

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EXHIBITIONS - LECTURES - WORKSHOPS - PERFORMANCES - TALK (Q&A) - MUSIC PRODUCTION 2007 - present 2007: Output Festival @ Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ EL Amsterdam NL - Proeflokaal @ Theater de Kikker PT Utrecht NL 2008: Matinée in Xaviera Hollander’s Living Room PT Amsterdam NL - Norwich Arts Centre LP Norwich UK - Access to Music Academy L Norwich UK - De Nieuwe Anita L Apr, Amsterdam NL - Primavera Sound Festival L May, Barcelona ES - Subbacultcha! @ Studio 80 L Amsterdam NL - Pauze Festival L Gent BE & Utrecht NL - Vliegende Hollanders Summit L Amsterdam NL - ZxZW @ 013 L Sep, Tilburg NL - Academy for Pop Culture L Leeuwarden NL Crossing Border L Nov, The Hague NL - State-X New Forms @ Paard van Troje EL Dec, The Hague NL 2009: NASK Convention @ Burgers Zoo L Jan, Arnhem NL - Muzikantendag @ 013 L 9 May, Tilburg NL - Guitare au Palais Festival ELP Aug, Perpignan FR - Oscillations Festival @ The Black Box WP 10 Sep, Belfast UK - Mon Inouïe Symphonie LWP 18-21 Sep, Dunkerque FR - Université de Nantes LW 24 Sep, Nantes FR - Studenterhuset L Sep, Aalborg DE - Copenhagen L Sep, DE - Le Guess Who? Festival @ Tivoli LWP 26-30 Nov, Utrecht NL 2010: STEIM T Feb, Amsterdam NL - Knitting Factory W 23 Feb, Brooklyn, NYC US - Eyedrum WP 24-25 Feb, Atlanta, Georgia US - Georgia Institute of Technology T Feb, Atlanta, Georgia US - Zadkine Popacademie LW 5 Mar, Rotterdam NL - Gideon Festival WP 4-6 Jun, Groningen NL - Clandestino Festival WP 12-13 Jun, Göteborg SV - Shit Dat Rockt @ Academy for Pop Culture P 22 Jun, Leeuwarden NL - Klankennacht @ YourSpace P 18 Jun, Rotterdam NL - WORM WP 23-24 Oct, Rotterdam NL - Dutch Design Week @ Buro Beukorkest P 27 Oct, Eindhoven NL - Museumnacht @ Mediamatic T Nov, Amsterdam NL - The Noise Upstairs WP 12-13 Nov, Manchester UK - God Don’t Like It @Corsica Studios WP 14-15 Nov, London UK - Scheld’apen WP 19-20 Nov, Antwerp BE - Le Guess Who? Festival @ Tivoli W 25-26 Nov, Utrecht NL - GRR Jamming Squeak P 17 Dec, Rotterdam NL 2011: Sonic Soirée @ De Brakke Grond L 10 Feb, Amsterdam NL - Kollektiv Akt @ Mo.ë LP 18-19 Feb, Vienna AU - Musiclab @ Pakhuis Willem de Zwijger T 27 Mar, Amsterdam NL Academy for Pop Culture LWP 31 Mar-7 Apr, Leeuwarden NL - World Minimal Music Festival @ Frits Philips Concert Hall LP 31 Mar, Eindhoven NL - World Minimal Music Festival @ Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ W 2 Apr, Amsterdam NL - Flipside WP 9 Apr, Eindhoven NL - Record Store Day @ De Drvkkery LP 16 Apr, Middelburg NL - Sonic Connections Festival @ De Brakke Grond WP 22-23 Apr, Amsterdam NL - Track, Happy New Ears Festival @ De Kreun WP 5-6 May, Kortrijk BE - Aifoon @ KC Netwerk WP 20-21 May, Aalst BE - Villette Sonique @ Parc de la Villette WP 27-28 May, Paris FR - De Nacht van Kunst en Wetenschap LP 4 Jun, Groningen NL - Kollektiv Akt @ Mo.ë WP 10-14 Sep, Vienna AU - Festival of Endless Gratitude WP 16-17 Sep, Copenhagen DE - Gent Festival van Vlaanderen W 23 Sep, Gent BE - Time Canvas Festival WP 25 Sep, Antwerp BE - Band in a Barn M 8-15 Oct, Macon BE - Royal Academy of Music LW BE - 21 Oct, London UK - Coachwerks WP 22-23 Oct, Brighton UK - MK Gallery WP 24-28 Oct, Bletchley UK - State-X New Forms @ Paard van Troje P 10 Dec, The Hague NL - WORM W 17 Dec, Rotterdam NL 2012: Winterwolven @ WORM P 7 Jan, Rotterdam NL - Academy for Pop Culture W 3-4 Jan, Leeuwarden NL - Altersonic @ Pruim City P 12 Jan, Groningen NL - Eurosonic @ Noorderlicht P 13 Jan, Groningen NL - Eurosonic @ Galerie Sign P 14 Jan, Groningen NL - Locus Solus Festival @ Le Lieu Unique W 17-18 Mar, Nantes FR - The Valley of the Vapors Festival @ Low Key Arts WP 21-22 Mar, Hot Springs, Arkansas US - The Smell WP 25-26 Mar, Los Angeles, California US - The Old Hairdresser’s WP 1 Apr, Glasgow UK - Leaf on Bold Str. W 2 Apr, Liverpool UK - Ack! Ack! Ack! W 3 Apr, Middlesbrough UK - Tasmin Little Music Centre @ University of Bradford WP 4-5 Apr, Bradford UK - Walburg College L 12 Apr, Zwijndrecht NL - Sonic Protest @ GRIM WP 14-15 Apr, Marseille FR - WORM T 4 May, Rotterdam NL BISMUTH LIVE 2012 - present Subbacultcha! Showcase @ Galerie Sign 14 Jan, Groningen NL - Club 3VOOR12/Utrecht @ DBs 23 Feb Utrecht NL Pageturner #33 @ Pakhuis Wilhelmina 15 Mar Amsterdam NL - Vera Kelderbar 21 Mar Gronignen NL

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De Wereld Draait Door, 22 Nov 2010 w/ Daniel Rose & Harry Sacksioni

MEDIA ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & ESSAYS 2006 - present 2006: That Dam! Magazine, FRET 2007: Pitchfork, Volkskrant about Rhys Chatham’s G3, Oddmusic, Modern Guitars, Amsterdam Weekly, 3VOOR12 Amsterdam, VPRO 3VOOR12, Electric Guitar Review, Oorgetuige, Spunk 2008: Nieuwe Revu, Parool, Perfect Sound Forever, Zone 5300, Vintage Guitar, Musicmaker, VPRO 3VOOR12, De Ingenieur, VPRO Cantina, Gonzo Circus, De Gitarist, Wizzit, Burrowing, Media Facts 2009: Subbacultcha!, Chemisch Weekblad, Fragil, Visitation Rites, NRC Handelsblad 2010: The Guardian, Trouw w/ Lucky Fonz III, CNN, VPRO 3VOOR12, MCN, Eclectro, Jazzism, Musicfrom, Subbacultcha!, Speaker, Diffusion Magazine 2011: Humo, VPRO 3VOOR12, Volkskrant, Hard//hoofd, 3VOOR12 Amsterdam, Unfold, Interface, The Drone, Time Out Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Don’t Panic, Musicmaker, Eclectro 2012: Gonzo Circus, Impose, 3VOOR12 Utrecht, The Double Negative, Cigar Box Nation, Seven Streets, Drowned in Sound, De Gitarist, Libération, OOR, Interface, De Gitarist TV & RADIO APPEARANCES 2008 - present Cantina w/ Jaap Boots, VPRO Radio 6 23 Apr 08 - Select w/ Kirsten Lemaire, Studio Brussel, VRT 17 Nov 10 - De Wereld Draait Door w/ Matthijs van Nieuwkerk, VARA, Nederland 3 22 Nov 10 - Westbroek w/ Henk Westbroek on RTV Utrecht 18 & 22 Jan 11 - Cappuccino!, Radio 2 23 Apr 11 - TV Oost (BE) 24 May 11 Radio France May 11 - RTV Utrecht 20 Nov 11

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UPCOMING EVENTS 2012/2013

2012 May 17th Home Swinger Workshop Nuits Sonores Extra @ Mikrokosm Recording Studio Lyon FR May 17th Triochord Workshop Nuits Sonores Extra @ Mikrokosm Recording Studio Lyon FR May 17th Instrument Exhibition Nuits Sonores Extra @ Mikrokosm Recording Studio Lyon FR May 17th Ensemble Performance Nuits Sonores Extra @ Mikrokosm Recording Studio Lyon FR Jun 9th Drum Guitar Workshop @ WORM Rotterdam NL Jun 14th Bismuth Performance @ Hafen 2 Offenbach DE Jun 15th String Plate Workshop @ B-Sides Festival Luzern CH Jun 16th Ensemble Performance @ B-Sides Festival Luzern CH Jun 16th Bismuth Performance @ B-Sides Festival Luzern CH Aug 18th Home Swinger Workshop @ tba asap Leiden NL MORE SHOWS ARE IN THE PICTURE, BUT UNCONFIRMED AT THE PRINTING DATE OF THIS BROCHURE. PLEASE CHECK WWW.HYPERCUSTOM.COM FOR MORE EVENTS AND BETTER ACCURACY.

2013 Spring Bismuth Performance @ SKIF Festival Saint Petersburg RU Spring Bismuth Performance @ tba Moscow RU

at Festival of Endless Gratitude, Copenhagen DE, 17 Sep 2011

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTS OR WORKSHOPS Yuri Landman drowningman@casema.nl +31 (0) 318 55 09 53 Hypercustom Instruments www.hypercustom.com Schaffelaar 6, 3905 WV Veenendaal, The Netherlands facebook/yurilandman1 pinterest.com/yuri_landman1 issuu.com/yurilandman

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Hypercustom Brochure April 2012  

Brochure about Yuri Landman's instruments and other activities

Hypercustom Brochure April 2012  

Brochure about Yuri Landman's instruments and other activities

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