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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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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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CloudsandClocks: disciplina delle scelte

Beppe Colli at CloudsandClocks writes a nice review [in English…] [in Italian…] of ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) in which the “flesh-and-blood musicians” (Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder) demonstrate “excellent rapport” and “a good dose of telepathy”, while the machine musician (io 0.0.1 beta++) “works as a valuable stimulus for its fellow musicians”: […]

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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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Downtown Music Gallery: a quartet of gifted, thoughtful players

In this week’s newsletter from the Downtown Music Gallery, Bruce Lee Gallanter teases a Turing test around ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) with Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder: …More rare is that these three human musicians are improvising with a machine called io 0.0.1 beta…. Io was constructed by Han-earl Park and is […]

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standing alone (liner notes: io 0.0.1 beta++)

Third excerpt from Sara Roberts’ liner notes to ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531): For the audience, wondering how this artifact has so much presence, is so handily managing a situation they themselves might be challenged to negotiate? There is something in io’s performance that a human musician, even playing io as an instrument, could not […]

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a curious situation (liner notes: io 0.0.1 beta++)

A short excerpt from the liner notes to ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) written by the California-based interactive media artist Sara Roberts: On the stage: two men, a woman, and an artifact, a freestanding mélange of industrial, military, and domestic hardware. The humans hold graceful, polished objects, but the domed assemblage stands alone. And while […]

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io 0.0.1 beta: ironic tale? sci-fi parody? nostalgic relic? (a report from TWO Thousand + NINE)

Some thoughts and observations from my presentation on io 0.0.1 beta at the TWO Thousand + NINE symposium, the Sonic Arts Research Center, Belfast, N. Ireland. [Abstract…] At the end of the presentation, a couple of remarks stood out. One was Franziska Schroeder’s comment that the presentation posed more questions than provided answers, and the […]

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io 0.0.1 beta: ironic tale? sci-fi parody? nostalgic relic? (slideshow)

From the slideshow for the presentation on io 0.0.1 beta at the TWO Thousand + NINE symposium, the Sonic Arts Research Center, Belfast, N. Ireland. [Abstract…] My part (spoken by the humyn participant Han-earl Park) was never written down, but the full transcript of the (imaginary) statements by io 0.0.1 beta are reproduced below. (You […]

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io 0.0.1 beta: ironic tale? sci-fi parody? nostalgic relic? (abstract)

I’ll be presenting a paper on io 0.0.1 beta at the TWO Thousand + NINE symposium which takes place at the Sonic Arts Research Center, Belfast, N. Ireland. Abstract: Greetings! I am io 0.0.1 beta, an interactive, semi-autonomous, non-human technological artifact—a musical automaton. I operate as parts of a real-time cyborg ensemble—a socio-technical/socio-musical network—in which […]

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(imaginary) introductions by io

Some imaginary statements by io 0.0.1 beta: Greetings! I am io 0.0.1 beta, an interactive, semi-autonomous, non-human technological artifact—a musical automaton. I operate as parts of a real-time cyborg ensemble—a socio-technical/socio-musical network—in which the primary protocol is improvisation. I am, perhaps, an improviser and a social machine. from the abstract of ‘io 0.0.1 beta: ironic […]

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io + I met

On the 10th of November 2008 I had the great pleasure to meet io. She seemed a rather calm, clandestine creature, not saying much… not moving much, in fact not engaging with me much at all. However, she appeared to be a ‘saxophonistic’ persona – shiny, slightly shimmering in the sunlit surroundings. But who is […]

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