Sonic Acts is produced in association with:
Paradiso’s mission is to offer more than live music, always explore the borders of pop culture and be a podium for non-musical initiatives and projects. Sometimes you’ll see a fashion show, a movie, a modern classical ensemble or a science lecture about belief systems or quantum information. Throughout the years Paradiso has developed regularly returning projects and have formed foundations to develop events in and outside Paradiso and have linked external cultural organisations closely to the organisation.
For the last 41 years STEIM, STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam has been the leading institution in research, development and facilitating live electronic music and arts. Many unique instruments and tools have been created over the years; Blackbox Modular Synth System, Crackle Box, SensorLab, The Hands, LiSa and JunXion are just to name a few. STEIM has also functioned as an active hub of ideas and people, becoming a safe house where artists from around the world can experiment freely. Today, STEIM continues to support artists through it’s artist in residency program, educational program and concert series.
De Balie is a platform for a divers audience and all sorts of media. It is located at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam in the former Court of Law. A daily offering of debates, seminars, filmscreenings and theaterperformances all focusing on social, cultural and political issues is hosted in one of our three spaces. Different topics are approached and discussed from varying perspectives, where perspective can spring either from form (cinema, theatre, new media) or content (political, cultural, social). De Balie hosts around 450 programs a year. This, supported by our vibrant café-restaurant, creates a perfect place for odd encounters, artistic initiatives and honest engagement.
The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) promotes the wide development, application and distribution of, and reflection on new technologies in the visual arts. The Netherlands Media Art Institute supports media art in three core areas: presentation, research and collection and through its facilities provides extensive services for artists and art institutions. Associated with this are educational programmes, which are developed for all activities.