Simone Simons

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  • ISEA2015

    Peter Bosch & Simone Simons, Netherlands/Spain. From 1985, the beginning of their collaboration in Amsterdam, Bosch & Simons have been involved in performances, concerts and theatre productions. Since 1990, however, they have focused in particular on the development of autonomous “music machines”. Since then they have produced a large series of works based on vibration and resonance, characterized by unstable balances which the slightest change could disturb enough to produce an unpredictable outcome. The Krachtgever is their best-known piece for its Golden Nica, received in 1998 at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz in the category of Digital Musics. Other projects are Cantan un Huevo, commissioned by the Ives Ensemble, Amsterdam, and awarded at the 29th Competition of electro-acoustic music and sound art, Bourges, 2002, or Aguas Vivas, which obtained a mention at VIDA 6.0, Madrid, 2003. In 2009 a retrospective exhibition of their work was held at La Tour du Pin, France, curated by GRAME, Lyon. The same year they premiered Bang Spring Time in Valencia. In 2011 Bang Spring Time was shown in an outdoors version at the Biennale Transitio in Mexico-City and more recently (2016) at the festival Punto de Encuentro, Centro del Carmen, Valencia. In 2012 they premiered Mirlitones at the exhibition “Kunst Werkt” in DordtYart, Dordrecht and Wilberforces at “Winter Sparks”, FACT, Liverpool. Mirlitones was shown in a new, improved form at the ICMC 2013 in Perth/Fremantle and at the Sound travels in Sound Art Festival, Toronto, 2015.


    Studied at the audiovisual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. Since 1997 they work and live in Valencia, Spain.


    Simons is a Dutch artist, living in Spain.


    Simone Simons studied at the audiovisual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. She and Peter Bosch have worked together since 1985, especially in the field of music machines, that, by balancing at the edge of order/chaos, possess a certain creative ability.



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