Tag Archives: François Couture

video trailer: io 0.0.1 beta++

I’m creating YouTube samplers of some of the more recent items in my discography, and I’ve started by uploading a trailer for ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) [more info on the recording…]. On the stage: two men, a woman, and an artifact, a freestanding mélange of industrial, military, and domestic hardware. The humans hold graceful, […]

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current state 2013: human actors

Still planning to take the io 0.0.1 beta++ on the road in 2014, but, in the meantime, here’s what the machine improviser’s (human) colleagues have been up to since last year’s update, and a little of what’s coming up in 2013. Han-earl Park Based in Brooklyn, during 2012, Han-earl Park has been performing with Michael Evans, Louise […]

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seeking performances (Europe, 2014)

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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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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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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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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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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