Arie van Schutterhoef (Netherlands)

Arie van Schutterhoef
Arie van Schutterhoef
Schreck Ensemble – laboratory for live electro-acoustic music

Arie van Schutterhoef participates in

NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
Cinematheque – streaming media project environments
Slowtime2007? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne


  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview Project
  • 2005

  • SoundLAB
  • Edition II
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter


  • Cinematheque
  • Cinema_B – Slowtime? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
    curated by Agricola de Cologne

    Discovering electronic media at the end of the 1970’s, Arie van
    Schutterhoef (1957) started to explore the potential of the mutual
    relationships between text/sound/image. It has been his main pre-occupation
    to develop his ability to use this. Important was to understand how
    language works and from that point onwards the interest in sound came and
    the need to know how to apply it. Which resulted in a series of electronic
    and electro-acoustic compositions with or without acoustic instruments.
    These works were performed in several countries in Europe.

    During the 1990’s an increase in attention for image lead to the
    collaboration with the visual artist Clea Daiber, resulting in the creation
    of videos, which were shown at several venues inside and outside the
    Netherlands. At the beginning of 2000 the step was taken to do this

    Much of his activities take place within the Schreck Ensemble for live
    electro-acoustic music, which was founded by him and Hans van Eck in 1989.
    In this context he developed a new electronic instrument, the stratifier,
    that is being used during concerts of the Schreck Ensemble for the
    manipulation of sound with computers.

    His video-work (collaboration with Hans van Eck) was selected for the ‘7th
    International Festival of New Film’ (2002), Split-Croatia in the new media
    section. Participated in the Sasa International Award 2003 festival in
    Catania, Italy – organised by the United Nations – in the category Digital
    Wave for experimental movies and video-art”. Also appeared in “Slowtime?
    …. Quicktime as an artistic medium”, as showcase of streaming media art
    works at the at the new space of “Cinema_B” on 17 December 2003, organised
    by Agricola de Cologne, experimental platform for net based art.

    Besides being involved with the Schreck Ensemble, he is also coordinator
    for the Interface Design of the Working Group Interactive Systems and
    Instrument Design in Music in the International Computer Music Association
    (ICMA) and been artistic advisor for the Netherlands Electro-Acoustic
    Repertory Centre (NEAR).