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Guest Lecture Yuri Landman
Guest Lecture Yuri Landman
The experimental guitar maker Yuri Landman will give a lecture/demonstration about his musical instruments. How they are constructed, how they sound, and what aestethics are behind the designs. Besides the instruments, Landman will also speak about the history of experimental musical instruments (from Russolo, Partch, Cage, Moog, etc to present inventors) and he will explain in a nutshell how nature, physics, sound and music are related and our perception as humans on this.

Yuri Landman (1973) is a musician and an inventor of musical instruments. Based on prepared guitar techniques, he built his first instrument in 2001 to solve the inaccuracy of instant preparations. He has built experimental instruments for acts such as Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten, dEUS, Melt-Banana, Rhys Chatham, Ex-Easter Island Head, Half Japanese, Kaki King and others. 
Besides performing and inventing instruments, his main co-activity is giving instrument building courses and lectures. Since 2009 he has given over 200 DIY-instrument building workshops in Europe and the US at music festivals, music academies, art academies, concert venues and art spaces. In 2012 Yuri Landman and Bart Hopkin published Nice Noise, a book about string preparations and extended techniques for guitar. 
 
Institutes such as MIM (Phoenix), Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, WORM, Extrapool, Radiona, Matrix, Sonoscopia own collections of his instruments. Articles about his work have appeared in Pitchfork, The Guardian, CNN, Libération, El País, Frankfurter Algemeine, Republica, and many others.