Robert van Heumen Composer Improvisor Laptop-Instrumentalist Sound-Designer
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Point-to-Line (2017)


is a research into the movement from discreet to continuous in sound and image, and at the same time an exercise in restriction, pulse and color. Point-to-Line is inspired by Angela Bulloch’s work Macroworld: One Hours3 and Canned, focussing on the idea of de-contextualizing moving-image pixels through extreme amplification, extending this into the sound medium and then re-contextualizing this, recreating purpose.

PointCode is an online version of Point-to-Line.



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Curves (2016)


is a continuation of previous collaborations between Shackle (Anne La Berge: flute and electronics, Robert van Heumen: laptop-instrument) and Männer mit Motoren (Sven Hahne: computer and video, Matthias Muche: computer and trombone). For the past three years they have come together for short intensive working periods to develop their own collaborative methods for interactive image and sound improvisations.

Curves is an audio-visual concert by four seasoned performers merging composition and improvisation. Digital and analog interaction in image and sound in an immersive experience with a clear yet challenging connection between the media.

http://shackle.eu/Curves/




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Sanoma Technology Video Trailer


Created in collaboration with the Rick Angenent Studio for Sanoma Technology.


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SPILL (2015, 20')


is a composition by Robert van Heumen for harp and live electronics, developed in collaboration with and performed by Miriam Overlach, with financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL. A special version for harp, live electronics and voice was developed in collaboration with sound poet Sieger Baljon and director Nienke Rooijakkers for the theatrical concert To Whom this Power, performed at Orgelpark Amsterdam on November 28 2015.


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Parish of Tama (2016, 17')


is a composition for cement mixer, clarinet, electric bass, drums and laptop-instrument by Robert van Heumen with financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL

Excerpts below are from the premiere at De Ruimte (Amsterdam) on November 2 2016.


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‘encounters with nature’ (2016)

a performance directed by Margret Wibmer, opens up space for participation and dialogue, for reflection and production.

Simulating the natural cycle of day and night in Natlab’s theater space with neither stage nor seating for a public and enveloped by a soundscape by Robert van Heumen, visitors are invited to share thoughts and concerns regarding nature and the nonreciprocal effects caused by human activity.

Co-produced by Natlab and Margret Wibmer


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Sacred Noise (2015, 17')


is a composition by Robert van Heumen for organ and live electronics, developed in collaboration with and performed with Jacob Lekkerkerker, commissioned by the Orgelpark in Amsterdam


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Untitled For Anne (2015, 10')


is a composition by Robert van Heumen for flute and live electronics, developed in collaboration with and performed by Anne La Berge, with financiel support from the Performing Arts Fund NL


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Sunday Rhino (2015, 20')

is a composition by Robert van Heumen for voice, cello, organ and laptop-instrument, performed by Audrey Chen, Michael Bonaventure & Robert van Heumen. The work was commissioned by the Orgelpark in Amsterdam for the Bending Baroque festival and performed there on June 5 2015.


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Moving On Second (2015)

is an algorithmic composition for Sauer Organ and SuperCollider. It follows a 4-chord progression derived from the aria 'In Deine Hände' from the J.S. Bach cantata 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit', by accident pitched one semi tone up from the original. Commissioned by the Orgelpark Amsterdam.


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Shackle

is Anne LaBerge on flute and electronics and Robert van Heumen on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicity and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material.


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Video's: Chuck | Shackle Session STEIM | Shackle at CCSP Brazil | Shackle at OIDARADIO Brazil

See where Shackle played and will appear next.

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Sweet Summer Holidays in France

Semay Wu (cello) & Robert van Heumen (laptop-instrument) / performed at STEIM on March 26 2015
"7, 19, 22, 37, 68, 79, 310"


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