IXI NEWS + EVENTS : 2002 :

ixi xmas card [25th of December 2002]
Did you miss the snow over the holidays? Have a look at the ixi xmas card specially made for peaceloving people who oppose war. "To be honest I think that the clown and the boy scout will bring us to the end of the world. Goodbye!" - The Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki, on Bush and Blair, in an interview with the Guardian.

Workshop [3 December 2002]
ixi had a workshop at the Art Academy of Vienna, in the sound department run by Franz Pomassl.

Processor Art [1st of December 2002]
A thesis available on-line on the current status of generative and software art in today's art practise. You find the whole thesis as pdf files in our ixi backyard section.

AgentBeats [10 December 2002]
Our main man in Paris has been developing an interesting artificial life drummachine which can also be used as sequencer. Check it out here: Agentbeats.

Europrix Festival [1-3 December 2002]
ixi won a price for Top 6 Projects in the Top Talent Award at the Europrix 2002 festival in Vienna, Austria. Members of ixi played at the final evening together with musicians based in Vienna, The Beautiful Carrot (is) and The Hairy Meatball (is).

Ultrasound Festival [28-30 of November]
A season of workshops, live events, and presentations exploring the territory of experimental sound, digital music, and related software developments. Featuring Slub, V3ctor, Vendor Refill, Powerbooks for Peace, Golan Levin, Alexei Shulgin, Greyworld, Evol, Printed Circuit, Xabi Erkizia and ixi. Check out the Ultrasound website for further info.

Musica Ex Machina Festival [28 of November -28 of December]
ixi programs exhibited at MEM. Musica Ex Machina, MEM, is a new international festival of music, art, dance, cinema and other vanguardist expresions. Check out the Musica Ex Machina website for further info. (See MEM program).

Impact Festival [3rd of November]
Presentation + Panel Discussion. ixi software exhibition at the Dutch New Media festival Impact for the whole festival and a panel discussion on the 3rd of November, together with the musicians Greg Davies and Hrvatski and the software developers Janoschek & Schloemer. This is what the Impact people write about the event:

The current "revolution" in electronic music is often attributed to a small
handfull of user-friendly consumer music software packages. While these
applications can turn anyone's bedroom into a recording studio, they can also
carry a "signature sound" which makes them easily recognizable in the music
they make. In this couch club, we ask two creators of software, IXI software
and Janoschek & Schloemer, and two users of software, Greg Davies and Keith
Fullerton Whitman (aka Hrvatski), to discuss who REALLY makes the music--the
musician or the programmer?

Guests: Greg Davies & Hrvatski, Janoschek & Schloemer, ixi software
Couch.master: Derek Holzer

Concert + Presetation [17th of October]
Media Lounge Night. Discussion panel, concert and dj/vj sets featuring: ixi-software, tom betts and v3ctor dj's. Check out these links: qqq (tom bett's work at evolution 2002 in Leeds), and V3ctor (the nice, mad maniacs from Leeds). Time and location: 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm @ Howards Bar, The Media Centre, Huddersfield, U.K.

Residency [Oct - Dec]
Huddersfield rocks! Members of the ixi team are currently doing a 3 months residency at the New Media Centre in Huddersfield, England. We are developing new ixi applications that will be downloadable for free from our website. Some new things include MIDI and OSC (Open Sound Control) communication to soundengines written in Supercollider, Max/MSP, Pure Data or Reaktor. We are also developing systems for multiplayer performance. Apart from brilliant working environment, provided by DRU, we will collaborate with people from the Architecture Department of the University of Huddersfield and other local geniuses. Some relevant links:
Ultrasound Festival (Check this out!)
Digital Research Unit (DRU) (Our studio and organisation - website under construction

Event [27th to 29th of September]
ixi at the Radar festival of electronic music in Copenhagen: ixi presentation and exhibition.
Time and place:
Friday 27th: Malmo Hogskola, Malmo. Software presentation. (11-17)
Saturday 28th: Ideal Bar @ Vega, Copenhagen. Software exhibition (11-17)
Sunday 29th: Vega Lounge @ Vega, Copenhagen. ixi presentation + discussion and presentation of work in progress. (13-14)

Event [21st of September]
24 hours of non-stop live music organised by Ertz in Bera (Navarra, Basque Country). 30 min from Biarritz airport. Starting time 12:00 midday on Saturday the 21st.

Award [12th of September]
ixi amongst the top 15 projects of the EUROPRIX 2002 Student Contest. 110 submissions were entered from 21 countries for the Top Talent Festival which will be showcased throughout Europe and exhibited in a festival in Vienna in early December. A catalogue and CD-Rom will be published with all the projects participating in the festival.

Award [6th of September]
ixi wins the 2nd price of the John Lansdown International Prize in the Eurographics Conference. Submissions were received from Australia, Japan and the USA as well as Europe.
The judges' report describes ixi as "...six major methods of moving and arranging objects on the screen in order to create sound sequences, in effect producing a number of virtual sonic instruments. This is a highly experimental piece, users become absorbed by the variety of easily learned methods for creating sound."

Event [22nd of August to 4th of September]
New Music Festival in San Sebastian
-22nd of August at the Udaberri: ixi presentation and concert in collaboration with the musician Xabi Erkizia. The programs will be exhibited there until the 4th of September. --> image1 , image2 , image3
-A sound installation by Xabi Erkizia with the collaboration of ixi is shown in the main hall of the Koldo Mitxelena Culture House during 2 weeks.

ixi tour [May-June] concerts and presentations:
- 13th to 15th of June. "Play music" section of Sonar Festival (Barcelona). ixi concert on the 12th at the Wrong Festival in the City Hall venue featuring vindva mei (is/dk), jacob kierkegaard (dk), mattin (uk), yaxu (slub) (uk), and others to be confirmed.

- 7th to 8th of June. Ertz Electronic Music Festival (Bera, Basque Country)

- 4th to 7th of June. ICA, London. Cybersonica Digital Music Festival.We are participating in the symposium on the 6th of June, but exhibiting in the New Media Centre during the whole festival.

- 3rd of June.Monday.ixi day at the Public Life, Shoreditch, London. Presentation and concerts featuring Mattin, Rohan Thomas, Oren Ambarchi, Jey Malaiperuman, slub, and others to be confirmed. We start at 3:00pm and will do presentations, jamming and concerts until 8:30pm. It is a bank holiday, so come early, bring your laptops as we will give out the software and maybe set up a small workshop for those that want. Streetmap of public life. (In front of Old Spitafields Market).

- 24th to 26th of May. "New Interfaces for Musical Expression" conference at the MIT-MediaLab Europe in Dublin.

Event [25th of May] -DELAYED-
This concert has been delayed. Komponent, Vesterbrogade 107b, Copenhagen. ixi night featuring Vindua Mei (Runar) and others to be confirmed.

Review [16th of May]
at Sharpeworld the America's N1 Site :
"ixi's collection of experimental, interactive free audio software makes me feel like i'm running around in a sonic playground built by m.i.t. geniuses. their programs, which let you play with sounds by manipulating visual patterns, are beautifully simple and, at sizes as small as 32k, make for painless dowloading".

Events [8th of May]
Presentation of ixi at Dorkbot -London. 7pm. Boxing Club, Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road E14 7HA.

Events [29th of April]
Presentation of "Mendietan" by Mattin(w.m.o/r) and Rosy Parlane (Sigma Records). Live Monday 29th April at Public Life 82a Commercial Street London E1 6LY. From 8:30 pm. Free

New Releases [24th of March]
New version of Lauki now available with improved functionality and interface.
New versions of the launchers for PC and Mac. Some important bugs had been corrected on them. Download them now!.
We are now working on an experiment with generative music using MIDI. Subscribe to ixi news to receive info about new ixi versions!

Event [March]
ixi is link of the month at Samplepoolz, where ixi is described as "Experimental sound applications for sound terrorists and sound researchers" :)

News [14th of March]
ixi in BlueLife Audio , DatabaseAudio and Sound Toys.

News [20th of February]
A Sound Toy based on sketches for a new ixi instrument exhibited at the BBC online Art gallery.

Tour [20th of February - March]
Rosy Parlane, Mattin, Rohan Thomas and Eddie Prevost will be on tour around Germany and Netherlands. Some of them use ixi software on their live improvisations. See details .

Event [4th to 8th of February]
ixi goes to the International MILIA awards in Cannes.

Event [20th of January]
audit sunday 8 pm. Experimental music live :
Eddie Prevost/Mattin/Rosy Parlane + Ivan Seal + Jem Finer
At the Clinic, 13 gerrard st. China town london w1 - £5 (+ free cd)
mattin (w.m.o/r) www.mattin.org

News [13th of January]
Article about ixi in Bitnicks online magazine (only in spanish)