IXI NEWS + EVENTS : 2008 :

Bazterrak plays at Le Larraskito Club Bilbao [December 27h, 2008]

ixiQuarks Workshop [December 15th-19th, 2008]
We are hosting a workshop on audio synthesis and algorithmic composition using the ixiQuarks at the LABoral Art Centre in Gijon, Spain. We will explore the basics of sound synthesis and algorithmic composition through ixiQuarks, an environment built on top of SuperCollider. The workshop will therefore naturally include an introduction to SuperCollider and its beautiful programming language for music or audio in general. To register, follow this link.

Taller de introducción a síntesis de audio y composición algorítmica usando ixiQuarks en el Centro de arte LABoral en Gijon. Exploraremos conceptos básicos de sintesis de sonido y composición algorítmica mediante la práctica con ixiQuarks, un programa construido en SuperCollider. El taller incluirá una introducción a Supercollider y su hermoso lenguage de programación para audio y música en general. Regístrate en este link.

"Executables " Exhibiton in Sevilla [December 11-17th, 2008]
"Intervened nature. reflections on nature, The environment and new technologies ". Curated by Nilo Casares, works by arcangel constantini + enrike hurtado + joan leandre + brian mackern + santiago ortiz + luigi pagliarini. Enrike presents "Loops", a software system that produces an endless sound output based on several layers of micro loops that change slowly.
Where : Espacio Inciarte . c/ Santa Lucia, 10. Sevilla

PD workshop in Covilha Portugal [December 1st-5th, 2008]
Introduction to PureData and Arduino at the Universidade de Beira Interior. We will introduce to students from Media and Communication to PureData using the EHU abstractions by ixi.

Night of the Owls [November 15th, 2008]
SSBD v02 - Iceland will be performed in Liverpool at the Castlefield Gallery for the Night of the Owl gig. This is part of recent collaborations with the Owls of which we will present some results soon: physical interface support in ixiQuarks using the muio sensor interfaces.

ixiQuarks Survey [October 5th, 2008]
We have now launched an online survey on our ixiQuarks software. The aim is to get a theoretical understanding of usability and software design issues in the software. Users that fill in the survey will get a Special Edition Pre-Release of ixiQuarks v.6. (a version that will not be officially released until next year). Please help us to understand our software and its users by filling in this survey. It takes around 10 minutes.

Sirkus gig [October 18th, 2008]
Once upon a time there was a bar in Reykjavik called Sirkus... This autumn the Kling and Bang gallery are flying the whole bar to Regents Park in London (no joking) to set it up there as the English beer is considerably better than the Icelandic beer. Mr. Klingenberg invited us to play, so we hooked up with our friends in the Owl Project and will be improvising with them at 3.30 pm in the bar.

New text [October 5th, 2008]
The excellent online magazine of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, called eContact, invited us to write a paper on the survey we did in 2007. We wrote an article called The Phenomenology of Musical Instruments: A Survey

Serpentines gig [June 21st, 2008]
ixi will be performing as part of the Owl Project on the Serpentine Stage in Kensington Gardens, London. This is part of the Exhibition Road Music Day and other performances that day include Four Tet, Kieran Hebden, Florence and the Machine, Eat Your Own Ears, etc. etc.

Integra 2008 Conference [June 5-7, 2008]
A presentation of ixiQuarks and the ideas behind it in the Integra 2008 Conference in Birmingham, UK. The theme of this conference is the relationship of technology to musical ideas, something that we are deeply concerned with in our experiments with ixi software.

Madrid gig [May 29th, 2008]
We are playing as ixi at the "El Perro de la Parte Atras del Coche" bar in the Malasanja neighborhood of Madrid. c/Puebla, 13. Metro: Tribunal. The concert starts at 9pm (which is more realistically at 11pm, considering this is Madrid).

Pure Data Workshop in Madrid [May 26th-30th, 2008]
At the Fine Arts College, organised by the students (Artistas Universitarios Asociados). Introduction to new technologies for audio-visual digital work. We will explore the possibilities to create real time sound, video and control with sensors though the use of Pure Data.

Taller sobre Tecnologías para el Arte al que asistirán los creadores de IXI Software. El objetivo es ofrecer una visión general de las nuevas opciones creadas por los nuevos medios digitales para generar audio y video a tiempo real, controlar periféricos (ej. sensores de movimiento) para una instalación, etc. mediante el uso de software como el Pure Data.
More info here: www.aua2007.blogspot.com

Award for ixiQuarks! [April 2nd, 2008]
The French Association for Music Informatics (AFIM) has given us the 1st price for ixiQuarks in their Lomus 2008 International Music Software Contest. We are of course extremely honoured and thank them very much!

ixiQuarks Workshop [April 28-30th, 2008]
The arts centre Arteleku in San Sebastian will hoast a workshop in ixiQuarks. The workshop will involve a crash introduction to SuperCollider as well as that is the air that the ixiQuarks breathe.

TechnArte Conference [April 23-25th, 2008]
We will be participating in the Technarte Conference: An International Conference on Art and Technology in Bilbao, Basque Country.

ixiQuarks version 5 [April 1st, 2008]
A summer release of ixiQuarks! Version 5 is out! ixiQuarks can be downloaded from our software section. If you are already an ixiQuarks user, please help us to understand the nature of the software and its usability issues by filling out this survey.

Spirit of Gravity [March 25th, 2008]
The improv band InSand will perform at the Spirit of Gravity. Location: The Three & Ten Pub - 10 Steins St, BN2 1TE. Brighton. Starting at 8pm.

Helsinki Workshop [March 10-14th, 2008]
A workshop at the UIAH MediaLab in Helsinki in collaboration with Sibelius Academy. Further info here.

Dark Music Days [Myrkir Musikdagar] [Feb 8th, 2008]
From Manila in the Philippees to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, the generative music project SameSameButDifferent travels and will be performed at the Contemporary Music Festival called "Dark Music Days". The performance will be in Salurinn in Kopavogi and will commence at 8pm.

Digital Artists Handbook [Feb 6th, 2008]
We just wrote an article on free and open source sound software for The Digital Artists Handbook. There are lots of interesting texts on this website. Enjoy!

Concert at Audiolab, Arteleku [Jan25th, 2008]
Enrike (Bazterrak) plays in the presentation of Soinumapa developed for Audiolab at Arteleku
Video from Enrike's performance here