Edwin van der Heide is an artist and researcher in the field of sound, space and interaction and his work comprises installations, performances and environments. In addition to running his own studio he is assistant professor at Leiden University and heads the Spatial Interaction Lab at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatory and Arts Academy in The Hague.
In 1990 Edwin van der Heide started giving performances with custom build sensor based instruments. This let to a form of music with a strong physical approach and an emphasis on sound itself. The formation of Sensorband in 1993/1994 was a continuation in this direction. While performing he developed more and more an interest in space/spaces. He realised that it would be possible to approach a space as an instrument and, even one step further, to approach the human senses and the perception of the audience as an instrument for which you could compose. Over the years the focus of his work has shifted to sound installations, interactive installations and environments. The performance aspect is still present in part of the work but the emphasis has shifted to the content of the environment and less focus on the performer.
Most recently he has become involved in the Recombinant Media Labs' CineChamber project, acting as the CineChamber's director of operations.
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