manifesto in action (liner notes: io 0.0.1 beta++)
io 0.0.1 beta++ and Bruce Coates (Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, May 26, 2010). Photo © 2010 Stephanie Hough.
Fourth and final excerpt from Sara Roberts’ liner notes to ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531):
There is the limbic tickle of Freud’s uncanny, yes, our scanners are confused by this non-human playing music with humans.
But even beyond that animal attentiveness we watch and listen carefully because we know we’re seeing a kind of manifesto in action. What is an automaton? A sketch, a material characterization of the ideas the inventor and the inventor’s culture have about some aspect of life, and how it could be. io and its kind are alternate beings born of ideas, decisions and choices. It is because io stands alone, an automaton, that the performance recorded on this CD not only is music, but is about music.
© 2011 Sara Roberts.
‘a curious situation (liner notes: io 0.0.1 beta++)’
‘its own sound (liner notes: io 0.0.1 beta++)’
‘standing alone (liner notes: io 0.0.1 beta++)’
06–11–11: change release date to August 2011.
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