Playing tracks by
Louis Andriessen, Reinbert De Leeuw, Misha Mengelberg, Peter Schat, Jan Van Vlijmen, Reinbert De Leeuw, Peter Schat , Misha Mingelberg, Dick raaijmakers and more.
STEIM started as a work group in 1968 to explore new methods of music through the use of technology. The original group consisted of progressive musicians and composers who would later become some of the most prominent figures in Dutch contemporary music. Compared to the earlier electronic studios that were set up in Eindhoven and Utrecht, STEIM was lead by highly politicized members reflecting the international atmosphere of revolution and local movements such as the Provos. They saw their music and the technology as ways to push social change and demanded authoritative venues to open their doors to the wider public. You can hear this attitude through sounds of shouting and stomping in the recordings of "Hello Windyboys" by Misha Mengelberg or Orkest De Volharding's performance of "de Volharding" by Louis Andriessen.
To read full text go here: http://steim.org/2012/04/steim-radio-9-the-founders/
MP3 file: http://steim.org/radio/steimradio9.mp3