Mark IJzerman is active as a sound designer, music composer and educator with a great interest in interactive and procedural sound. Besides being an artist he believes in the importance of educating (young) people to make their own media. He has worked as a researcher and educator in the Netherlands, England, and Zambia, teaching electronic music to people of all ages. For the last few years he has been dividing his time between creating music or sound for various media, making interactive sound for installations, as well as teaching at some of the leading media art faculties in the Netherlands. His works carry a strong organic quality that is audible in all of his creations.
With the help of Roald van Dillewijn I composed and produced music for the Music For Car Parks competition. We landed second prize. This is a mono excerpt.
Nova Loko (30 minutes) is a piece about going to new places, and the expectations that go along with that.
The full piece will be remixed, reproduced and released later this year.
“A subtlemob is an invisible flashmob, it’s like walking through a film, experienced on headphones, played out by you and hundreds of strangers. Armed with only an mp3 player this subtlemob takes you on a cinematic experience of twists and turns…” – Duncan Speakman
Duncan Speakman came up with the term “subtlemob” and has been exploring these kinds of storytelling since then.
SETUP (Utrecht Medialab) set out to do it’s own subtlemob. Together with Dongwei Su, Babette Heeren (script), and Joep Vermolen (sound), we made an immersive experience which is to be experienced with a group of people at Utrecht’s Central Station. As time and resources were tight we used a lot of open source sound and music material to craft this experience.
Non-linear sound design/music for interactive installation at GLOW Festival 2012, collaborating with students from the Interaction Design department of the University of Technology Eindhoven.
Our world is in a constant state of transformation. Most of the time, our view of the world will change parallel to this transformation. The changes in the world are often propelled us as an individual, group, generation or country. Are we aware of the influence we have on our environment? The installation allows you to experience and admire this influence by joining forces with others.
Your acts have meaning!
Students of the Intelligent Lighting Institute of Eindhoven University of Technology want to make visitors of GLOW 2012 think about the amount of control we have on the changing façade of the world. The visitors will be able to experience individual and collective influence on the world around them by collectively replacing weight.
Instrument made during the Standford’s Sattelite CCRMA workshop at STEIM.
Toy accordion from the 50′s, “augmented” with a piezo microphone, Arduino Nano (w/ accelerometer and distance sensor) and a Beagleboard running a PureData patch.
Performed with at:
- Solar Festival 2012 with the Impro Collective
- Discovery Festival 2012 with Soundlings
recording of the networked jam-session _waveFronts below:
Music and sound design for ten different animations which were projection mapped on the Dom Tower of Utrecht. Composed together with Tijs Ham.
Soundpiece is an installation that serves as an open audio stage. It’s consisting of 32 small 100-watt speakers set in a grid under the wooden surface of the Rotterdam square Schouwburgplein.
For this permanent installation, Tijs Ham, FetaPapa and me, all members of Soundlings, created a work to break through the every day routine.
“Washes of breath like soundscapes are interrupted by short musical passages consisting of manipulated accordions, angelic voices and whispering flutes. Visitors are able to enter the piece at any point, perhaps listen for some time before heading of to continue their daily routine.”
Short film by Robin Alysha Clemens on the daily life of Adrian, who believes he’s seen aliens.
Some subtle music and sound design by me.
Music & sound design for this (debut) short by Robin Alysha Clemens.
Laughing Boy, Laughing Aluminum is an EP by Tijs Ham and Roald van Dillewijn under the names Tapage and Espoir. It was released in June 2012 on Tapeface. The recordings of this EP took place on two days back in 2010.
I did tape manipulation, editing and mastering on this record in june 2012.
Tijs Ham: guitar, glockenspiel, metal, Supercollider
Roald van Dillewijn: electric guitar, effects, Max/MSP
Mark IJzerman: tape manipulation, editing, mastering