Affect Formations

in art and music


Public Talk - Durham

11 November 2014 – 14:00- 15:30 pm
Public talk by Adinda van ‘t Klooster ‘Affect Formations in Art and Sound’

Location: Durham University, Department of Music, Palace Green, DH13RL, Concert Room
Free entrance, no booking required. Documentation can now be viewed here

Consultation Sessions

3rd of February 2015
Free half hour tutorial/portfolio consultation sessions at the NewBridge Studios with artist Adinda van ‘t Klooster, for recent art school graduates.

Free half hour art surgeries available with Adinda van ‘t Klooster. Please request one of the following available time slots:

  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 - 13:00 pm
  • 13:30 – 14:00 pm
  • 14:00 - 14:30 pm
  • 14:30 – 15:00 pm
  • 15:00 - 15:30 pm
  • 16:00 - 16:30 pm
  • 16:30 - 17:00 pm
  • 17:00 – 17:30 pm

Register here

Venue: NewBridge Studios, Norham House, 12 New Bridge St West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW

Please bring examples of the work you want to talk about and arrive about 10 minutes prior to your allocated timeslot. In order to make best use of this opportunity do have a look at the artist’s website so you can prepare relevant questions that may help you in the development of your work

If you want to show digital work you are advised to bring your own laptop or make sure it is available online and we can browse there on the day.

Concert - Durham

Friday 27th of Feb 2015, 19:30 - 20:30 pm
Location: Durham University, Department of Music, Palace Green, DH13RL, Concert Room.

Entrance: Free but booking required.

This concert explores emotion, music and visuals, showing work in progress created during a half year artistic residency at Durham University Music Department. Artist Adinda van 't Klooster collaborates with Nick Collins, Tuomas Eerola and John Snijders.

The concert features live interactive visuals controlled by audio and physiological signals.

Register here

Concert - Newcastle

Thursday the 19th of March 2015, 19:45 - 21:30 pm
Location: Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR Gateshead
Tickets: available from the Sage box office 0191-4434661
See a teaser video here

Live generated animations, acoustic piano improvisation, biofeedback and electroacoustic performance are combined in this innovative concert that explores the overlaps between music, emotion and art and marks the end of half year residency by artist Adinda van ‘t Klooster at the Durham University Music Department. Virtuoso pianists Nick Collins and John Snijders interpret some of the artist’s graphical scores created during the residency, and two new audiovisual interfaces are launched: one that detects emotion in musicians using biosensors and one that detects emotion in live piano music. The development of these interfaces has been heavily influenced by research in music and emotion previously undertaken by Professor Tuomas Eerola who has advised on the project at regular intervals.

A postgraduate student’s contribution consists of Matthew Warren’s composition ‘Three Expressions’ that was composed exploring the theme of emotions and won the Affect Formations student competition.

The concert will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Nick Collins, Reader in Composition, John Snijders, Reader in Performance, Tuomas Eerola, Professor of Music Cognition and artist Dr. Adinda van 't Klooster. The discussion will be led by Prof Janet Stewart, director of the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures at Durham University.

Sign up here for updates

The research project needs your help!