Category Archives: construction

The design and building process of io, and documentation of io’s construction.

HMSL at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Nothing directly to do with io 0.0.1 beta++ (it didn’t make the cut for this show), but the Hierarchical Music Specification Language developed by Phil Burk, Larry Polansky and David Rosenboom, and which drives the cognitive innards of io 0.0.1 beta++, forms part of the subject of the Luke Fowler and Mark Fell curated exhibition […]

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jazzColo[u]rs: le discrepanze tra finzione scientifica e realtà pratica

In the interview with Han-earl Park in the current issue of jazzColo[u]rs (Sommario Ago./Set. 2015, Anno VIII, n. 8–9), Andrew Rigmore asks about the the balance of freedom and prediction in working with improvising machines such as io 0.0.1 beta++: In teoria è tutto aperto, free, non ci sono quasi pre-istruzioni, tranne la durata approssimativa […]

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from the archives: frankenmusic(s)

Originally posted (under the title ‘beta test 11-10-08: preamble’) on November 25, 2008 in response to the testing session with Franziska Schroeder, and to Franziska’s article. This testing session took place a year and a half before io 0.0.1 beta++’s public debut, and at this stage io was very much work in progress. Almost eight […]

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from the archives: In Conversation with an Automaton

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac’s archives, a project to reissue articles that document over fifteen years of techno-cultural activity, has caught up with ‘My Favorite Things: The Joy of the Gizmo’ (Volume 15, No. 11-12, November–December 2007). That issue of the LEA, a companion to Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 17, featured my article, ‘In Conversation with […]

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(musical) time and machine musicianship (part 0.1)

[Continued from part 0…] Talking to Melanie L. Marshall after she read the previous post on musical time clarified some matters that were left unstated. The issue is not so much that a musicality built up from a simple ‘beat detection’ is not possible (such notions of musicality surround us in our music schools, in […]

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(musical) time and machine musicianship (part 0)

Melanie L. Marshall, in asking questions about musicality, takes a Foucauldian track and asks about musicality’s opposite, and in doing so, discusses and critiques some modern attempts at drawing a boundary between the musical and the unmusical. Melanie pulls up research by Henkjan Honing as an interesting, if problematic, example of such an attempt at […]

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future developments? OS X, Cocoa and Forth

Roelf Toxopeus has written a Mac OS X / Cocoa interface for SwiftForth and iForth [examples/screenshots…]. He writes: Cocoa GUI interface for Darwin based Forth systems. Goals: — Similar in usage as other interfaces in MacForth and Mach2. Think of things like NEW-XXX ADD.XXX etc. — No hacks, no shortcuts. Should survive OS upgrades! Follow their rules. […]

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site update: image gallery

Press/publicity photos and images of io 0.0.1 beta++, its construction and performances, are collated at: picasaweb.google.com/hanearlpark/io001beta Photographs copyright the photographers. If you use any of the images, please credit the corresponding photographer. [Additional images…]. ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) is available from SLAM Productions. [Details…] personnel: io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself), Han-earl Park (guitar), Bruce Coates […]

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source code 05-19-2011

For the record: source code for io 0.0.1 beta (rev. August 19, 2010) [86kB zip file] and supporting components [163kB zip file]. Note that I have not differentiated files used by io and those that are not; I have included every file of each used component from the MyTools folder. io load_io directory assignment and […]

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shapes of io++ to come 05-23-10

Come see/hear the semi-autonomous, interactive musical automaton performing with Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder on 26 May 2010 at Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork, Ireland). [Details…]

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portrait: io 0.0.1 beta++ 05-19-10

A first look at the musical automaton and machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++ constructed by Han-earl Park. Come see/hear the semi-autonomous, interactive musical automaton performing with Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder on 26 May 2010 at Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork, Ireland). [Details…]

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shapes of io++ to come 05-17-10

Come see/hear the semi-autonomous, interactive musical automaton performing with Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder on 26 May 2010 at Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork, Ireland). [Details…]

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