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STEIM or Studio voor ElektroInstrumental Muziek is a center for research and development of new instruments for electronic music and media art based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It has an artist in residence program for international artists and hosts concerts, exhibitions and workshops.


STEIM was founded in 1969 by Misha Mengelberg , Louis Andriessen , Peter Schat , Dick Raaymakers , Jan van Vlijmen , Reinbert de Leeuw and Konrad Boehmer . The first place of the STEIM was the Prinseneiland in Amsterdam. In 1971 the studio in Groenburgwal moved to the city center. It has been in the Achtergracht since 1986. It comprises three studios, a concert room, several work and office rooms and a guest house.


Crackle box
The Hands



  • Lick Machine by Frank Baldé (1989–1995)
  • LiSa by Michel Waisvisz and Frank Baldé
  • Big Eye by Tom Demeyer (1995-2001)
  • Image by Steina Vasulka and Tom Demeyer (1996-2001)
  • MIDI Joy by Frank Baldé (1997-2002)
  • JunXion by Michel Waisvisz and Frank Baldé


Artistic director

Invited artists

See also


  • Jacqueline Oskamp: Onder stroom: divorced from electronic music in the Netherlands. Ambo / Anthos 2011

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