Caro Mikalef and Stephan Mathieu - MADEIRADIG 2010

Stephan Mathieu (October 1967) is a German musician and sound artist whose work is based on digital and analog processing techniques.
He works in the fields of digital art and electroacoustics, mainly as a self taught composer and performer of his own music.
Mathieu’s music, based on recordings of acoustic, mainly early period instruments, which are transformed by digital and analogue processes, has been compared to the landscape paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, and described as “Mathieu shows that the most functional and impersonal of musical instruments, the laptop, is capable of producing work not only of great beauty, but of mysterious and powerful emotion.


The MADEIRADIG Festival is a unique Adventure in extra-ordinary Music. Each December the Portuguese island - celebrated as the 'paradise island' and 'floating garden' - is transformed into a hotbed of digital culture. The festival on the storied volcanic island, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, features stunning and inimitable line-up, a landscape to match and attractive spring temperatures. This is an avantgarde Trip through the world of serious new & contemporary music.