May 26, 2010: Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork, Ireland)
Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork, Ireland) will be the site for on-stage meetings between human and machine improvisers. This event will mark the debut of two extraordinary machine musicians, io 0.0.1 beta++ and iWife constructed by Han-earl Park and John Godfrey respectively. Featuring Park and Godfrey (guitars), Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder (saxophones), and Francis Heery (diffusion), the performances will be part critique and part playful exploration, both a boundary-breaking public demonstration of socio-musical technologies and an ironic sci-fi parody.
Note: The online box-office will close a few hours prior to the performance. Tickets will be available at the venue on the evening of the performance.
Presented with funding from the Music Network Performance and Touring Award, and support from the Arts Council of Ireland, Blackrock Castle Observatory, The Castle Bar and Trattoria and the UCC School of Music.