The Isolation Sessions (TIS) start in March 2020 and are an idea by Effenaar sound engineer Bob de Wit, originally done in his own The Supernova Studio. Webzine Eindhoven Rockcity joins as the local online media partner. The daily live stream of concerts are so successful, that after just one week, the team decides to move to the Effenaar where better equipment, more staff and more space is available. Dynamo also joins as a partner, co-booking an even wider selection of bands and artists.
The sessions are intended to allow musicians and audiences to enjoy live music in this worldwide crisis on a daily basis. Effenaar promoter Robert Schaeffer: "The Effenaar is the amplifier of the pop culture of Eindhoven and this collaboration fits in perfectly. We strive to bring the passion of the musicians to the audience homes. During the sessions the guidelines of the RIVM are of course meticulously observed.”
Every day at 21:00 a new live stream can be found through this platform with music by upcoming talents and established artists and bands. All booked by Effenaar, Dynamo and Bob de Wit. From hip-hop to metal and from hardcore to singer-songwriters. Already more than 80 sessions have been done by a wide variety of bands and artists. The total number of TIS-streams is well over 200,000 and growing rapidly every day.
The Isolation Sessions is a collaboration between The Super-Nova Studio crew, Eindhoven Rockcity, Dynamo, Effenaar, Copyright Delta and of course: all the amazing musicians.
De Effenaar is a multifunctional pop stage with two halls, a restaurant-café and its own backyard. However, we also program in places in Eindhoven that enhance the atmosphere of a concert; a skate park, a church, the Klokgebouw or a green part of the city such as Groendomein het Wasven. Besides the concert and dance programming, we organize festivals with international allure such as Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Come As You Are, DDW Music and Fuzz Club.
But we do more than just music. Besides cultural education, business meetings and our cosy restaurant-café, we also work hard as 'Effenaar Smart Venue'. We offer space for innovative, high-tech experiments in the field of virtual and augmented reality, full body scans, 3d printing and big data.
The Supernova Studio
Live sound engineer and studio technician Bob de Wit has more than earned his spurs in both areas. Besides the many international tours (a.o. Mudhoney/The Sonics) and individual shows in Effenaar as sound engineer, he records bands and artists like Dave Vermeulen, Radar Men From The Moon, The Gluts, S.T. Cordell and many others in his Eindhoven Studio (located in T56).
Dynamo is a creative platform for young talent. A youth centre, stage, workshop space and school in one. In a dynamic learning environment, young talent develops at Dynamo in dance, music, art, culture, sports and new media. The subcultures Urban, Rock and Dance are also strongly represented by several volunteer groups.
360° Verbeelding is the film and video company of René Ribbens, with years of experience in making video productions of the most diverse kind. Whether it concerns corporate films, concert registrations in 2D or 360 Video, he makes a complete product of it. Besides technical productions Ribbens also gives advice and training.
Copyright Delta builds privacy-by-design digital rights management software enabling content owners to stay in control of their data and copyrights while providing real-time insights. With this we can solve a huge gap in the audio-visual value chain (music, podcasts, video, games, VR). Our solution is the result of a close collaboration with music creators and industry partners while solving their collective needs.
During the corona lockdown we wanted to support the creative sector where we can and especially the Effenaar. We achieved this by jointly designing, building and hosting the Sessions portal with the Effenaar.