Bioluminescence @ Experimentarium

Bioluminescence is an electroacoustic composition project by Augusto Meijer

The Bioluminescence piece is mainly composed for a sound&light installation exhibited at the Senses exhibition in the Experimentarium, Copenhagen. This is a great opportunity to present electroacoustic music for a young new audience! Augusto Meijer composed an electronic piece for the sound installation.

SENSES – new temporary exhibition

Are you a super smeller? A taste specialist with ‘power vision’? And why can dogs hear frequencies that you can’t? Experimentarium’s major new temporary exhibition SENSES, which is all about the amazing senses of humans and animals.

We can touch, smell, taste, see and hear the world around us. At the Senses exhibition, you get the chance to test it all and compare your senses with others – both humans and animals.

More info on SENSES, or experimentarium? visit:



The sound of Bioluminescence is captured in a wooden structure, designed by Jaap van den Elzen, who also designed an experience of Light for the Exhibition. The Bioluminescence piece is played back via 6 loudspeakers situated around the structure. People who enter this wooden structure are being surrounded by the mystical soundworld of Bioluminescence.

ISCM 2011 World new music days – dutch section selection

The dutch section of the ISCM organisation, has announced there national selection of dutch composers to be submidded for the ISCM 2011 world new music days. ‘Bioluminescence’, an electroacoustic composition by Augusto Meijer is one of six composers selected for submission. Unfortunately, Bioluminescence didn’t make it to the final International selection.

excerpt of ‘Bioluminescence’: click here

Composers selected by the dutch ISCM section:

Juan Felipe Waller (1971)                             Plato-Plastic Dialogues for percussion ensemble and electronics. (2010, 12’)

Marcel Wierckx (1970)                                  ZinTuig, for electric guitar and multimedia (2009, 5’30”)

Bart Spaan (1963)                                            Sur place: interior, electronic music (2010, 9’32”);

Augusto Meijer (1988)                                    Bioluminescence, electronic music (2010, 14’)

Peter Bosch/Simone Simons (1958)            Bang Spring Time Sound sculpture

About ISCM

The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is an important international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music – the music of our time. ISCM has had a distinguished history. From its foundation in Salzburg in 1922, a receptiveness to aesthetic and stylistic diversity has been a characteristic of the Society. Today more than ever with the incredible diversity which exists in contemporary musical expression around the world, this ideal is still strongly supported by ISCM members.

Each year, ISCM presents the <!– –>World Music Days Festival<!– –> , hosted by one of ISCM’s members, which provides a feast of contemporary music across a broad range of contemporary practice. The host nation has some flexibility in determining the individual themes that drive the programming of the Festival, either presenting a showcase of activity from around the world, or applying other criteria for the selection and programming of works.

Landschappen @ ICMC 2010

‘Landschappen’, a 17 minute electroacoustic piece, was accepted for programming at the International Computer Music Conference 2010, in New York. The piece was played on june 4th 2010, Tabler theatre Stony Brook University.

Listen to Bioluminescence & Landschappen @ “230 volt” 01/31/2011, de Concertzender

about ICMC:

The ICMC is the preeminent annual gathering for computer music practitioners from around the world and its unique interweaving of professional paper presentations and concerts of new computer music, refereed by ICMA- approved international panels, creates a vital synthesis of science, technology and the art of music.

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A Blind Date? 2010

Put a choreographer and a composer together and instruct them to make a presentation within two weeks, from scratch, based on a theme. That is, in short, the purpose of the yearly workshop called A Blind Date? This is also organised this year.

The participating choreographers and composers are students from Rotterdam Dance Academy and Utrecht School of Music and Technology. For Rotterdam Dance Academy the fourth-year students of the Bachelor of Dance programme, specialisation Choreography take part: Gizem Bilgen, Rita Soeiro, Guillermo Blinker and Chun-ho Lam.

The students work in groups. During the workshop are a few miniperformances before a so called feedback team, which consists of guest teachers. This team judges the interaction between the students and the contents of the productions, among others. With the presentation on February 11 2010 in the Theaterzaal of the Codarts building at Kruisplein the students conclude the workshop.

Augusto Meijer collaborated with Guillermo Blinker.
This years theme was “contemporarily”.
What if a person got caught up in a loop, somewhere between his life and death? This idea is explored and exposed in a 12 minute performance.
Above this tekst, you can watch a short excerpt from the performance.

E-live 2010

The E-live concert is part of a festival for New Music.
Performers and musicians/composers from the Utrecht school of the Arts, performed their pieces in this beautiful location:

The Nicolaïkerk (St. Nicholas church) is a medieval church in the southern part of the old city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. This building is the home of two very interesting instruments, the organ built by Marcussen and the carillon built by the famous Hemony brothers (17th century). These instruments are the backbone for a series of concerts, which are organised each year by the Stichting Culturele Evenementen Nicolaïkerk (Foundation for Cultural Events in the Nicolaïkerk ).

'Landschappen' with Sara Licher & Arianna Cattini

'Consensual science'

Augusto’s piece ‘Landschappen’ was performed at this concert, which involved a modern dance improvisation.
Collaboration with:  Sara Licher, Arianna Cattini, Wim h. De Vries.
Also, he collaborated with Arjan de Wit and Michael Dzjaparidze for a second e-live performance.
Together they did an experiment with software programming and classical instruments. Augusto was involved in the composing process.
The end result is ‘Concensual science’.

Blind date 2009

danceperformance by: Lucie Burton, Katrin Langner, Augusto Meijer

‘a Blind date 2009’ is an interdisciplinair project for modern dance, scenography and composition (electronic music).
The project is an intense collaboration between these 3 disciplines. In just 3 weeks, a dance performance is made and performed at the Codarts academy, in Rotterdam. The process was guided by  Beppie Blankert, Maarten Kastelijns, and Hans Timmermans.


Lucie Burton,  Tatiana Eranosyan, Katarzyna Sitarz, Benedit MacIsaac
Katrin Langner, Danielle Boer, Marieke Veenstra, Brechje Schoen
Augusto Meijer, Tanaquil Schuttel, Than van Nispen, Laurens van der Wee.