Initial update to the io 0.0.1 beta++ site including a move to the Thematic Framework, and a new front page with information on the performance by io 0.0.1 beta++ at Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork, Ireland) on May 26, 2010:
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 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….
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.
More updates forthcoming….