Time passed quickly this week, it’s Friday evening already. Tonight I am going to the STRP festival in Eindhoven.

STRP festival logo

STRP (pronounced “strijp” in Dutch) is a four-day festival that can be seen as a combination of a technology exposition and a music festival. Yesterday The Chemical Brothers opened the festival. Today, Radio Soulwax, Roisin Murphy, Mr. Oizo and Goose are amongst others performing.

I actually found out about this festival through Last.fm which mails me when there is an event nearby with artists I like. I had a look at the day program and found out that Johannes Taelman (one of our new colleagues) will be presenting a system he built. Another interesting project at the festival is i_AM, which is similar to the reactable and Audiopad projects. According to the authors of i_AM, the main difference with other projects that allow music composition through tangible interaction is that their system is more usable for novices. Unfortunately, I won’t arrive in Eindhoven until somewhere around midnight so I won’t be able to check out the technology demonstrations.

The concerts should be good, I’m looking forward to seeing the Dewaele Brothers.