About

We are a sound artist duo, Neon & Landa.
For us, hearing is the main sense.
We make musical instruments, music, and sound art.

Our musical instruments:

We love unstable pitch and we're crazy about wild overtones, so we build musical instruments that can produce these sounds. We also have started an ongoing project Wobblophones where our musical instruments are released as sample libraries for Kontakt and Ableton Live.

Our art:

We create sound sculptures and installations that have their own autonomous character and sometimes humorous behaviour. To make them work we often need to come up with technical solutions specific to the work. We love this challenge!

Our music:

We make (studio) music and occasionally perform live with our musical instruments. We also enjoy projects that we can join as sound designers.

Léon Spek
16-08-1980, Roosendaal, The Netherlands.

Education

2005 - 2007
graduated 2007
Master's program Image and Sound, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, The Netherlands.
2003 - 2005
graduated 2005
Image and Sound, interdisciplinary art, Royal Academy of Art,The Hague, The Netherlands.
1999 - 2003
graduated 2003
Sonology, performance composition of electronic music, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, The Netherlands.
1997 - 1998 Tertiary education in Electrical Engineering, Hogeschool West-Brabant, Breda, The Netherlands.

Teaching positions

2008 Assistant to media workshop at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 Guest teacher at the Image & Sound interfaculty of the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, The Netherlands).


Awards

2008 Honorary mention in Concours Internationaux de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges, "6e catégorie : œuvre pour l'installation sonore ou l'environnement"

Nanda Milbreta
25-04-1983, Riga, Latvia.

Education

2014 - 2017
graduated 2017
ArtScience, Interfaculty (NL) - Master of Music program
2005 - 2009
graduated 2009
ArtScience, Interfaculty (NL) - Bachelor of Fine Arts
2004 - 2005
graduated 2005
Institut Charles Cros (FR) - Bachelor in Arts and Technology
2003 (4 months) Universite de Picardie Jules Vernes (FR) - Erasmus exchange program
2000 - 2004
graduated 2004
Latvian Academy of Culture (LV) - Bachelor in Arts and Humanitarian Sciences
1989 - 2000
graduated 2000
Riga French Liceum (LV)
1990 - 2001
graduated 1997
Riga 1st Music School (LV) - cello and tenor saxophone

Teaching positions:

2009 - 2014 Introduction course: "Sound" at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague

Get in touch

Mail:
neon-landa *at* neon-landa.com

Phone:
+31 (0)6 40 07 64 86 (Léon)
+31 (0)6 28 80 85 61 (Nanda)