STEIM (the studio for electro-instrumental music) is the only independent live electronic music centre in the world that is exclusively dedicated to the performing arts. The foundation's artistic and technical departments supports an international community of performers and musicians, and a growing group of visual artists, to develop unique instruments for their work. STEIM invites these people for residencies and provides them with an artistic and technical environment in which concepts can be given concrete form. It catalyzes their ideas by providing critical feedback grounded in professional experience. These new creations are then exposed to a receptive responsive niche public at STEIM before being groomed for a larger audience.
Elefant Traks is an independent record label based in Sydney Australia that covers various genres of musical tastes revolving around hip hop and electronic production. Our goal is to showcase Australian talent to a greater audience. The label has had over 16 releases over the last five or so years and growing bigger each year.
Subterran is a work in progress. We are an events and music organisation based in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, S.E.Qld, primarily involved in outdoor music events with an environmental focus. Subterran aims to push the outdoor party format deeper. Our belief is that to stay true to the original intention of outdoor dance parties: earth reconnection and exploration of fringe electronic music, the culture needs to start connecting and giving back to the earth in action, not just intention, and to be able to reinvent itself to match the high pace of evolution of electronic music. Subterran is committed to pushing environmental and community intentions to the forefront, and also to showcasing exciting new music.
The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. It evolved out of South Island Art Projects organization in June 1996, and has been at its current site in Tuam Street since 1999.
The initiative of three students from the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, Window arose from the sense that Elam and its attendant arts community was isolated and inaccessible to larger audiences. The project aimed to address this lack of dialogue by creating a situation where artists, writers, academics, engineers ‚Äì anyone with a good idea ‚Äì could display works and interact with audiences.
Planned for July 2006, SCANZ follows in the tradition of Solar Circuit and Polar Circuits. These events consisted of the gathering of diverse artists, curators and producers involved in contemporary practice with projects and activities intersecting the environment in some way. The full title of the event is Solar Circuit International New Media Workshop and Residency Aotearoa New Zealand, the first and largest such event to be held in Aotearoa New Zealand.
ADA will be a working conference involving new media artists, critics and curators. We'll be looking at critical questions of resourcing, education and practice.We're in the planning stages now, and would love to hear any suggestion you may have for participants and key questions for discussion. We're keeping it local (while working on the odd international visitor and web conference). The focus is to connect people within New Zealand and Kiwis working internationally.