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STEIM (STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is a network lab with a distinctive orientation towards music and sound. The organization focuses on fostering connections and relationships, between disciplines as well as social domains, and asks fundamental questions that relate to the context of sound and music. It provides an infrastructure for makers to experiment in the form of knowledge and experience, workshops, studios, performance spaces, equipment and presentation spaces for sound art. STEIM conducts research based on a triple-layered model:
1. Artistic research within sound art and digital culture. This involves collaboration with individual makers, but also with other labs and workshops, with vocational training institutions and universities.
2. Links within art and culture. Proceeding from the experimentation with sound and music in context, ties are established with other domains, such as the visual arts, architecture and product design. One of these activities is the ‘Klinkklaar’ – or ‘Pure Sound’ – project, a collaboration between Beeldenstorm, EKWC (European Ceramic Work Centre), the National Glass Museum, the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ concert hall and STEIM.
3. Links with society: (health)care and education. STEIM is investigating the role of sound and music in the care sector with a range of partners. It is also exploring the possibilities for innovation within education. Alongside this research, STEIM presents sound art within the ‘TONE’ project and by organizing concerts with partners.