Convergence and Soniculture: 10 Years of MUTEK


  • tobias c. van Veen McGill University

Author Biography

tobias c. van Veen, McGill University

[tobias c. van Veen], b. 1978 under the black flag of the sonic arts. After Montréal, now lives in a small West Coast hamlet. Techno-turntablist, writer & artist. Since 1993 he has instigated conceptual and sound-art events, online interventions and radio broadcasts, working with STEIM, the New Forms Festival, the Banff Centre, Eyebeam, the Video-In, MUTEK,, the Vancouver New Music Society and Hexagram. His work has appeared in CTheory, EBR, Bad Subjects, Leonardo, Locus Suspectus, FUSE (contributing editor), e/i, the Wire, HorizonZero and through Autonomedia, among others. His writing has been translated into Spanish, Lithuanian and French and his sound & disseminated through,, Kunstradio,, CiTR, and Alt-X. He has sonic and mix releases on No Type's BricoLodge and the and/OAR labels. From 1993-2000 he was Direktor of the sonic performance Collective []. Co-founder of with Dave Baphomet, with DJ FISHEAD and with artist ssiess. From 2002-2007 Director of UpgradeMTL [] and Concept Engineer at the Society for Arts and Technology []. Currently doctoral candidate in Philosophy & Communication Studies at McGill University. Writes on the philosophy of technology and AfroFuturism -- though perpetually distracted by renegade soundsystems & turntable piracy. His latest exhibition, 'espaceSONO :: audio.lab', presented 36 global sound-artists in a uniquely constructed listening environment at the SAT[GALERIE] in Fall 2007. He also mixes a mean absynthe martini.    [ q.c. blog ].






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