Tag Archives: Bruce Coates

freedom, machine subjectivity and pseudo-science: twitter transcript

As a institutionally unaffiliated, part-time geek (and amateur anthropologist), I find the Computer Music tribes’ behavior fascinating. This is an unedited transcript of my observations from ImproTech Paris-New York 2012 : Improvisation & Technology series of events. My original observations came in the form of live tweets via @hanearlpark that spanned the performances on May […]

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SLAM Productions featured in The New York City Jazz Record

This month, The New York City Jazz Record puts a spotlight on the record label SLAM Productions. [NYC Jazz Record (PDF)…] [More…] If the musical automaton io 0.0.1 beta++ could feel gratitude, or express thanks, I imagine it would warmly thank George Haslam and his label for taking a gamble on a recording of real-time […]

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seeking performances (Europe, 2013)

Seeking performance opportunities; particularly in Europe 2014: the cyborg ensemble of interactive, semi-autonomous, technological artifact and machine musician and improviser io 0.0.1 beta++ with human musicians Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder. See performance proposal for further information (availability, technical requirements, performers’ biographies, etc.). overview This quartet (or faux-quartet, if you prefer) performs demanding […]

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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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current state 2012: human actors

I’ll be posting an article dealing with an aspect of the technical and theoretical construction and operation of a interactive musical automaton in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s an update on what some of the (human) actors in the io 0.0.1 beta++ network have been up to, and will be doing in the […]

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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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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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