Tag Archives: io 0.0.1 beta++

site update: farewell music.calarts.edu/~hpark

As I’ve stated in more detail elsewhere, music.calarts.edu/~hpark, the original home of io 0.0.1 beta, has shut down. That shouldn’t affect the majority of visitors to this site, but some of the older media files stored on music.calarts.edu (linked via the archived io 0.0.1 beta site) have now been migrated to io001b.com.

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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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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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Annea Lockwood: gritty complexity

I met Annea Lockwood at The Roulette in February which saw the performance of In Our Name. I had the pleasure of talking to her about technological transpositions and the secret lives of everyday (and not so everyday) artifacts. A few days later I posted her a copy of ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531). A […]

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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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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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