Staalplaat Sound System
Geert-Jan Hobijn, Carsten Stabenow, Carlo Crovato, Olaf Matthes, Jens Alexander Ewald
Profile of the performer Staalplaat Sound System:
The Staalplaat Sound System is a sound art, installation and performance collaborative group, sound activists with a Dadaist motor creating intimate installations from everyday electronic objects.
Geert-Jan Hobijn, founder of the Staalplaat label, experimental and avant-garde stalwart of the music scene since the 80s, initiated the project. From the Netherlands, he has been the organizer of countless performances and exhibitions focusing on sound art, experimental techno, avant and experimental music in Holland and abroad.
After 20 years of pushing the creative possibilities of working with Staalplaat the sound organization, Hobijn decided it was time to break free and start creating his own work instead of just presenting the work of others. So, in 2000, Staalplaat Sound System appeared with its unique mix of stripped down pop-art and techno intervention.
Hobijn is joined on many of the Staalplaat Soundsystem projects by Carsten Stabenow (GER), co-founder of the German Media Art festival, Garage (Stralsund), and has been curator and organiser for many media and sound art festivals and other events in the past. Carlo Crovato, who works as a solo artist under the pseudonym plastic-electric, is often involved in the projects as well.