Next Monday a livestream of A/V performance duos, showcasing diverse approaches in the making of sounds and visuals. Contributing FLUQS soundscapes with live visuals by artep eros.
We will kick-off our stream on the 28th of Dec @ 21:00 (CET) at https://linktr.ee/darkestbeforedawn
Video by Petra Eros
Music by Jim Zweerts
Since last October I’m investing to be a licensing music author. Also as a motivational tool to build a portfolio for e.a. cinema, video games and advertising soundtracks. And as an experiment to explore how broad the spectrum of my music production can be, as it results in a huge variety of styles.
New track out! Released on march 8th, with the Canadian NON/BEING’s Certified Reality compilation. A great collection of new underground music from Canada, USA and Europe.
All proceeds go to Rainbow Railroad (an organization that helps LGBTQI+ seek safe haven from state-enabled violence, murder, or persecution).
Purchase a digital copy on:
Low Arts Club invited me to do a mix and interview, as part of their mix/event-series celebrating club music with an emphasis on the more aggressive and experimental styles, but also keen on the softer and more textured aspects of it.
The result is a page with a beautiful design and a mix I spend quite some time on. Happy with this collaboration!
Biodiversità Records’ released their compilation Digital Diagenesis, with my latest track Kamaga included.
Cover artwork also done by me.
Full album available for download at:
This weekend, Sunday 3rd February 12:00 (GMT) Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2019 will be going live and will start accepting votes for movies and documentaries.
Anne Fehres’ beautiful essay-film Sakura, An Archetypal Journey, for which I did the soundtrack, the mix and sound editing will be part of this, and will be online for one week. Watch it, and vote!
Update: also available on Vimeo now:
A new live set with visuals by Mark Ridder. In contrast to our previous set – which dealt with fast, rhythmical fragments – this time it’s a slow but continously developping soundscape. Starting with very subtle micro textures, the set gradually transforms into a theatrical, delerium-like soundscape and heavy percussion. Part of the Azimuth program at TodaysArt 2018. Azimuth is an organization dedicated to the production and performance of spatial (multichannel) electroacoustic music.
Based in Japan during Spring, Sakura presents a mind-bending narrative as a way to communicate the beginnings of life. This experimental film collects footage recorded in Japan and presents it in collage-like form. The film ties the various segments together with music and an outsider voice-over narration, which ponders topics such as history, philosophy, technology and society.
“With this set, Jim Zweerts aka FLUQS and Mark Ridder explore different relations between rhythmical patterns in both sound and visuals. Intuitively they play with contrast, synchronicity and interference between the different media. The result is a raw mix of fragmented club sounds, glitches and percussion, accompanied by flickering and organic projections”
A collaboration with Aura Rendon Benger and Leslie Nagel. Their installations and sculptures create a surreal environment comprehending movement and interaction. The sculptures create dialogs through rhythmic motion and sound. For this exposition I created a soundscape by transforming sounds of water and the machinery of the installations.
With his project ‘Origin’, Mischa Daams sets out audiovisual expeditions into the abstract, organic universe that results from a video feedback loop. In this continuous process of recurrence and ‘translating’ some of the information is lost; this results in the mutation and transformation of the image. For Origin: Sustained, he applies tools to make the system analyze its output and respond to this, a self analytical feedback loop. The analysis-data is both controlling the camera and sound modules designed by me.
Exposed at Atonal Berlin, Ars Electronica, FIBER Festival and TodaysArt
Composition for Angela Fegers’ choreography The Dangers of Spring, at Let Me In Festival Berlin.
“DAE #TVclerici is a live TV studio where media is presented in the making. Experimenting with facts and fiction, props and performance, and individual bodies and objects, we create an alternate reality for a world of designed fakery.”
A continuous performance series of alumni of Design Academy Eindhoven at Palazzo Clerici, Milan. Music, sound design and mixing by Jim Zweerts
Choreography by Edan Gorlicki
Music for a promo video for Enrichers, an innovative design studio based in Eindhoven.
A study on the deformation of skin. By leaving the bodies of the dancers to dry in clay, crackles reveal the patterns of moving parts of the skin. A collaboration with Institute of Applied Motions and Ziggy Pictures.
Dance performance by the Institute of Applied Motions with live music by Jim Zweerts at the Dutch Design Week in Sectie C, Eindhoven. A pilot of the Skin // Fluqs project.
Photo’s by Ziggy Pictures.
Choreographer Bryan Arias invited me to compose for his upcoming work …in frayed edges for Nederlands Dans Theater 2, as part of the series Up & Coming Choreographers.
Dance has the inherent capability of effectively staging a sense of temporal awareness. Arias centralizes this metaphysical idea of time: an always passing and ever present precondition of our understanding of life and the universe that surrounds us.
For this work I composed a piece with material merely extracted from a surgery recording. Sound transformations were applied on different time scales, varying from bigger rhythmical blocks to the inner microstructures of the sounds. These variations are exposed in a playful, non-chronological order creating a Lynchian network of transformed memories.
Performed 30 september till 5 october at Korzo Den Haag