Fedde ten Berge (1983) is an Amsterdam based sound artist who creates work across different contexts and disciplines.
In his work, Fedde challenges his audience to leave the comfort zone of the distant spectator and, to a large extent, take responsibility for the experience of his work. In exhibiting his work he is looking for social aspects and alludes to playful interaction inbetween his audience.
He sees sound art as an interdisciplinary art form in which sound is uncompromising but the connection is sought with other art forms. Fedde has embraced this focus to develop his skills broadly. He is the builder of interactive sound installations, performer and composer of electronic music. Fedde is committed to make works that are solidly constructed and can operate without his supervision. Fedde worked as the artistic coordinator at the highly renowned and much missed STEIM in Amsterdam which has served as an essential institution for the development of electronic arts in the past 50 years. At the STEIM facility he managed his own workshop for electronics, wood and metal processing. He organizes exhibitions together with and within STEIM as well as on his own title.
Fedde regularly creates interactive sound design and electronic music compositions for music theater initiatives. He develops educational projects at primary schools with the Utrecht based organisation Kunst Centraal. In the scope of this collaboration he visits around forty primary schools each year with his interactive sound installations. He teaches conservatoire students in the field of instrument design, electronics, sensor strategies, data mapping and programming.
Training and diplomas
Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Sonology, Master of Music 2009
Open University of London, European Media Master of Arts 2007
HKU, Art, Media & Technologie, Hilversum, Bachelor in Sound Design & composition (With Honors) 2006