Category Archives: audio recordings

Audio documentation of io’s testing process and performances.

Jazz Convention: l’avanguardia è tornata

“The avant-garde is back,” according to Romualdo Del Noce at Jazz Convention. In his review of ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531), Han-earl Park improvises a “rugged plateau” and “hyperacid notes”, Franziska Schroeder enriches “the other half of the sax… with a naked and experimental voice, together in harmony and dissonance with parallel and converging streams […]

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JazzWord: AI in an improv session

This one’s really interesting. Perhaps not the warmest review (in comparison to, say, those at MusicZoom, CloudsandClocks or Monsieur Délire), maybe not the fairest, but Ken Waxman’s take on ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) at JazzWord, in which the machine improviser is “unobtrusive and egoless” and “thoughtful pauses” signpost the authentic human, I think is […]

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audio salutations for an arbitrary demarcation of time (rev. 2012)

If io 0.0.1 beta++ could want, or express a desire, I imagine that it would want to wish all of you a happy arbitrary demarcation of time: io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) and Han-earl Park (guitar). io, however, cannot want, or express, anything… io, however, cannot want, or express, anything…but Happy New Year from me! about […]

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Baroque and Renaissance (audio clip: io 0.0.1 beta++)

Third audio clip (and final in the series) from ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) below: Franziska Schroeder (soprano saxophone), io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) and Han-earl Park (guitar). Excerpted from the track ‘Discovery: Decay’, the clip is taken from what is, for me, an uncharacteristic track on the CD, with its serene, careful and economical counterpoint […]

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MusicZoom: un inno totale alla modernità

‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) is “total hymn to modernity” according to the wonderful review by Vittorio at MusicZoom. It’s a session in which the human musicians “throw themselves with passion on the ideas from the inanimate object”, and the listener will be “fully repaid by that which is a successful experiment.” Il titolo da […]

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Rui Eduardo Paes: máquina de improvisar

Rui Eduardo Paes describes a “fake quartet” in which the organic musicians bring their experience in ‘avant-jazz’ and the “electroacoustics’ border with contemporary music” to the music, and in which the automaton “interactively reacting to what they do and even giving them cues”: Este é um falso quarteto entre uma máquina de improvisar, o io […]

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impressive synergy (audio clip: io 0.0.1 beta++)

Second audio clip from ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) below: Bruce Coates (sopranino saxophone) and io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself). Excerpted from the track ‘Discovery: Intermodulation’, the clip features Bruce Coates on sopranino saxophone in duet with the musical automaton io 0.0.1 beta++. One of my favorite moments from the CD, it’s a performance that demonstrates, […]

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standing alone (audio clip: io 0.0.1 beta++)

Hear a short clip from ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) below. The clip, taken from the track ‘Laplace: Perturbation’, features the last minute of the solo by machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++, and fades out as guitarist Han-earl Park joins it in free play. [More info on the recording…] io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself) with Han-earl […]

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more reviews: experimental, uncompromising, unique man-meets-automaton event

Ed Pinsent of The Sound Projector describes the meeting between human and machine improvisers: The guitarist [Han-earl] Park, sometime member of Mathilde 253 whose fine CD impressed us in March this year, is joined by two improvising saxophonists, Bruce Coates (from the Birmingham Improvisers’ Orchestra) and Franziska Schroeder (member of the trio FAINT), and the […]

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CloudsandClocks: disciplina delle scelte

Beppe Colli at CloudsandClocks writes a nice review [in English…] [in Italian…] of ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) in which the “flesh-and-blood musicians” (Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder) demonstrate “excellent rapport” and “a good dose of telepathy”, while the machine musician (io 0.0.1 beta++) “works as a valuable stimulus for its fellow musicians”: […]

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Monsieur Délire: créature mécanique

The “créature mécanique” io 0.0.1 beta++ is “physically present on stage… and it interacts and improvises with the human improvisers.” François Couture’s take on the “faux-quartet” of io with Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder that appears on the CD ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531): Ce quatuor (ou faux-quatuor, à la limite) propose des […]

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download release: io 0.0.1 beta++

In addition to the physical CD, the recording of improvised music by human (Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder) and machine (io 0.0.1 beta++) performers, ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) is now available for download from [iTunes…] [eMusic…] I still recommend the physical CD, however, as it comes with Sara Roberts’ smart, witty and […]

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