We are artist duo Neon & Landa, based in the Netherlands.
Our curiosity, passion and research goes into sound, light, science and technology.
We build sound and light installations with autonomous character and sometimes humorous behaviour. The themes of our artworks are often inspired by natural phenomena, such as (bioluminescent) land and water organisms.
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.
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!
We make (studio) music and occasionally perform live with our musical instruments. We also enjoy projects that we can join as sound designers.
16-08-1980, Roosendaal, The Netherlands.
| 2005 - 2007
|Master's program Image and Sound, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, The Netherlands.|
| 2003 - 2005
|Image and Sound, interdisciplinary art, Royal Academy of Art,The Hague, The Netherlands.|
| 1999 - 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.|
|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).|
|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"|
25-04-1983, Riga, Latvia.
|2014 - 2017
|ArtScience, Interfaculty (NL) - Master of Music program|
|2005 - 2009
|ArtScience, Interfaculty (NL) - Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|2004 - 2005
|Institut Charles Cros (FR) - Bachelor in Arts and Technology|
|2003 (4 months)||Universite de Picardie Jules Vernes (FR) - Erasmus exchange program|
|2000 - 2004
|Latvian Academy of Culture (LV) - Bachelor in Arts and Humanitarian Sciences|
|1989 - 2000
|Riga French Liceum (LV)|
|1990 - 2001
|Riga 1st Music School (LV) - cello and tenor saxophone|
|2009 - 2014||Introduction course: "Sound" at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague