: 2001-2004 :
ixi was invited to participate in the yearly show of the Fine Arts college
at the BBVA exhibition center in Bilbao (Plaza de San Nicolas, 4). Slicer
is being exhibited there but we would as well play at the Fine Arts college
the 15th of december. Enrike Hurtado Mendieta and Xabi Erkizia will perform
using ixi software
[23rd of November to 29th of December, 2004]
ixi participates in the File festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
[November 27-29, 2004]
As part of the Ultrasound
festival, we will be giving a workshop in open source music programming
and visualisation. The workshop is hosted by The Digital Research Unit
and the University of Huddersfield. Contact Clare (((AT))) the-media-centre.co.uk
songvar solvindanna [November
The sound installation "songvar solvindanna" will be part
of the Get-Real exhibition in Kiasma,
Helsinki, Finland. A collaboration with Jacob Kirkegaard and Birta Thrastardottir.
The installation presents VLF recordings of the northern lights in a
real time environment which displays the electromagnetic state of the
A collaboration with Birta Thrastardottir resulted in a generative sound
installation/animation which will be exhibited in the rand()%lab
exhibition at The
Media Centre in Huddersfield, UK, with some other highly interesting
stuff: Joe Gilmore, Tom Betts, Alku and Rand%() radio. (where the Magnusson
brothers present their "Same Same But Different" piece of
[12th of October, 2004]
Collective improvisation set at 29-31 Cortes. Featuring ixi (Enrike),
Adriana Sà (Portugal), TV Pow (USA-Chicago), Mattin, Xabi Erkizia,
etc... After 8 pm at 29-31 Cortes Street, Bilbao.
Collaboration with Adriana
Sá [10th of October, 2004]
ixi (Enrike) and Adriana Sà (Portugal) perform together in Arteleku
(San Sebastian-Donostia). At 7 pm, organised by the Audiolab. This performance
is part of an ongoing collaboration between ixi and the portuguese musician
Reykjavik Culture Night
[21st of August, 2004]
A performance at the new NYLO (living art museum) in Reykjavik. At 21
o'clock. Let's test the acoustics!
Garage Festival [31st
of July, 2004]
We will be showing our work at the Garage
festival in Stralsund, Germany in this 2 week long festival. Perhaps
some talking, some drinking, but definitively playing the "Vulcan" performance
together with Jacob Kirkegaard as a final touch of our collaboration
Article at ZEHAR magazine
An essay by Enrike from ixi has been published in the 53rd issue of
the ZEHAR magazine.
The article its titled "Software, Music, Culture" and it can
be downloaded from the following links: basque
KHM Presentation Week [29th of July, 2004]
As part of a guest fellowship at the KHM we are performing Vulcan at their presentation week.
Placard Festival 2004 [17th of July, 2004]
The "Nada" collaboration with Jacob Kirkegaard has resulted in a performance called Vulcan. We will be
performing it at the extremely nice Placard
headphone festival in the State51 factory, close to Brick Lane in East London. Bring your headphones and plug
yourself into a personal space where you can listen undisturbed for the whole day and night.
Sonar 2004 [17-20th June, 2004]
We will be presenting ixi software at the Sonarama
part of the Sonar festval on the Thursday at Centre D'Art Sta. Monica
at 1.00 pm. Ending this 3 day festival, we'll also perform at the L'Antic
Theatre on the Sunday night (June 20th) as part of
Un tarde de deleite poetico-audiovisual together with Jacob Kirkegaard
and Xabi Erkizia.
New York Concert [3th and 6th June, 2004]
Jacob Kirkegaard (http://fonik.dk)
will be performing live the natural pulsing disturbances of the Icelandic
geysirs, recorded by Thor and Jacob last winter, using ixi-software.
Performances in New York City on the following clubs: Phonomena nite
on Tonic (June
3rd) and at Share (June 6th)
5th ERTZ Festival [4th and 5th June, 2004]
Keith Rowe (UK), Oren Ambarchi (Australia), Christian Fennesz (Austria),
Toshimaru Nakamura (Japan), John Duncan (USA), Sygtriggur berg Sigmarsson (Iceland),
Phill Niblock (USA), Stan Brakhage (USA), Atanas Kornelius (Basque Country), Raxinasky (Belgium)
generative art [13th of May, 2004]
ixi will give a presentation in Danmarks Design Skole
in Copenhagen, about various works of generative art + the systems used to create them.
The presentation starts at 15.00 in the festival hall.
Ram 5 workshops [5-8 May, 2004]
At [RAM5]: Open Source Media Architecture, we will be hosting a workshop about visual interfaces,
open source music software, and the communication between the two in Ram 5 in Riga, Latvia.
There will also be open discussions about open source environments and loads of other interesting
workshops. See Ram 5
for further information.
ixi workshop [22-26 April,
ixi is currently doing an artist in residence at Buchsenhausen in Innsbruck,
Austria. We are porting our software to OS X and writing new software.
We will also host a one week workshop in interfacing sound with visual
programming languages and environments. See buchsenhausen.at
for further information and registration for the workshop.
ixi software exhibition
[26-30 April, 2004]
The music department in York is inaugurating their new building with
a Lounch Festival. ixi software will be exhibited as part of the festival,
which includes some really interesting performances with people like:Yasunao
Tone, Mark Fell, Richard Chartier, Tina Frank and Ramon Bauer.
[1-4 April, 2004]
Installation in Kopenhagenshop in Enghave Plads, Copenhagen. More info
on the very nice kopenhagen.dk
website. ixi will also play in collaboration with Jacob Kirkegaard at
The Lab in their
sound system. Stay tuned.
Sounds of the Machines
[27th March, 2004]
Consert in the Neon
Gallery in Brosarp, Sweden. A collaboration with Jacob
Kirkegaard resulted in various field recordings in Iceland around
Xmas. We will be exploring those recordings in the surround system of
F.I.D.S.E which is set up in the Neon Gallery this weekend.
ixi workshop [2-6th February, 2004]
An ixi member talking about ixi. It can be viewed at
Arteleku TV. Sorry, only in spanish with strong northern accent ;)
ixi workshop in Rovaniemi, Finland. One week workshop at the University if Lapland. Introduction to
ixi-software and prototyping environments such as Director, Processing,
Pure Data and MAX/MSP.
[23rd of January, 2004]
ixi performance at the Nordantlantisk Brygge (Bryggen) in Holmen, Copenhagen,
together with Vindva Mei, Vacuum Brothers, Pixel, and Ozy. Starts at
Lecture in Madrid
[21st January, 2004]
ixi lecture at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. At 5 pm in Villaviciosa.
Workshop in Bera (Navarra)
[17th January, 2004]
Introduction to ixi-software and visual programming environments such
as Pure Data and MAX/MSP. From 11am to 7pm at Gure Txoko. Organised
by the Ertz
rand()% radio is up and
running [11th December, 2003]
A collaboration with Runar Magnusson resulted in Same Same But Different,
a generative music piece which is broadcasted few times daily on the
rand()% radio on this website: r4nd.org.
Have a listen and enjoy!
Workshop and lectures in
London [1-5th December, 2003]
ixi lectures and workshops at Middlesex, Westminster and Goldsmiths
"They're all from Iceland" concert,
London [3rd December, 2003]
Featured Artistes include :
Stilluppsteypa // Vindva Mei // Thorunn & Darri // IXI and who knows
7.00 - 11 admission FREE
The Foundry is at
86 Great Eastern Street
nearest tube - Old Street (exit 3)
mailto: icelandic [at] foundry [dot] tv
tel: 020 7739 6900
Ultrasound Festival, Huddersfield
[27th-29th November, 2003]
This year ixi will give a workshop
on the week leading up to the very exciting Ultrasound
festival in Huddersfield, UK. This time Ultrasound will have an Icelandic
Partition with some of the most interesting electronic musicians
of Iceland. Concurrent with Ultrasound is the famous Huddersfield
Contemporary Music Festival, now in it's 26th year. Don't
miss this opportunity in a beautiful town located between Manchester
Conference in Barcelona [6th
ixi applications and ixi ideas were shown in a lecture/conference given
at the Pompeu Fabra university in Barcelona. (see
in Barcelona [5th November, 2003]
ixi presentation at the Optiq Syndicate meeting in Barcelona. After
21:00 at Santa Agata 30. Nearest tube station: Fontana
The grant from the spanish institution "Circulo de Bellas Artes" will
allow Enrike from ixi to stay in the Audiolab of Arteleku,
(San Sebastian) during the autumm developing ixi further.
ixi in Zurich [14th
ixi presentation to members of the Zurich art/music/design scene.
ixi in Placard, London [29th
The Placard festival will be held for the first time in London this summer.
is a global organisation of headphone people : ) who do headphone concerts.
Other people performing include: Powerbooks for Peace, Slub, John Eacott,
Sick Lincoln, Jem Finer and and and and and....
with colors, San Sebastian [23rd June, 2003]
Collective improvisation during the Plaza
Festival in San Sebastian. The improvisation will be conducted
by the sound artist Xabier Erkizia with the help of colors and drawings
from an ixi application specially designed for this purpose. Participans:
Margarida Garcia, Nishide Takehiro, Jean Louis Hargous, Jesus Aured, Chris
Martineau and Xabier Erkizia.
Ertz Festival [6th to 7th of June,
4th international festival of new music. At the Kultur Etxea, Bera (Nafarroa)
"We present the 4th edition of Ertz music festival. Like in previous
editions of the festival, our main aim has been to open up an space for
experimental art and music. This year we will enjoy the following line
DJ AMSIA (Azkoitia) , BERNHARD GüNTER (Germany) , STARFUCKERS (Italy),
RADIAN (Austria) , MARK WASTELL and GRAHAM HALLIWELL (England) , OIER
ETXEBERRIA (Azpeitia) , NAD SPIRO (San Sebastian and Barcelona)"
How to get there?
By bus from San Sebastian (50 km)
Closest airports : Bilbao (ES), Biarritz (FR)
Find more info about Ertz Festival at http://www.ertza.net
ixi workshop in Arteleku, San Sebastian [26-30th
ixi software will introduce their work, methods and protocols in a workshop
in an institute of contemporary arts, Arteleku,
in the Basque Country. We will go into the use of ixi software, Pure Data,
Max/MSP, Supercollider and protocols such as OSC. Basically based on creating
interfaces to sound and the conceptual issues relating to that.
ReadMe Festival [30-31st May, 2003]
ixi software will be exhibited at the Read_Me
2.3, in the installation section. Now this brilliant festival
will be held in Helsinki, and the installations are at the Media Centre
Lume, Hämeentie 135 C.
Machinista 2003! [15th of April 2003]
ixi won an award in the "Machine
as the artist co-author" section at the Machinista
Festival. The subject of the festival is "the new interaction
of machinic and human in art and culture. The focus is on a machine
as a human artist's co-author, or as an independent author and a contender
for its own spot under the sun of art."
Hello World Forum [8th-10th of March
ixi will be participating in the Hello
Horld forum organised by Boredomresearch in Artsway, New
Forest, Sway, U.K. We will give a talk about our software and the reason
behind doing this work. There are some concerts and loads of other interesting
things have a look at and listen to.
Piknik Frequency [18th of February
ixi presentation at Piknik
Frequency, which is a new organisation in Helsinki concerned with
new media art and music. Time and Place to be found on their website.
ixi workshop in Media Lab, Helsinki [17th-23rd
of February 2003]
A week long workshop at the UIAH Helsinki Media Lab in Finland. This workshop
aims at working with various software types and programming languages
that use OSC (Open Sound Control) to communicate between interfaces and
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.
for Peace, Golan
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
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
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
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:
(Check this out!)
Digital Research Unit
(DRU) (Our studio and organisation - website under construction
Event [27th to 29th
ixi at the Radar
festival of electronic music in Copenhagen: ixi presentation and
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
-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
- 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]
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
New versions of the launchers for PC and Mac. Some important bugs
had been corrected on them. Download
We are now working on an experiment with generative music using MIDI.
Subscribe to ixi
news to receive info about new ixi versions!
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
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
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
mattin (w.m.o/r) www.mattin.org
News [13th of January]
Article about ixi in Bitnicks
online magazine (only in spanish)
Award! [23rd of December]
ixi wins the International MILIA
awards in Cannes.
Come and visit us at the show between 5-8th of February.
Software from ixi selected for the
Read_Me festival of artistic software in Russia. It is now being
rated online by users (Vote for us!!) and it will be exhibited at the
Macros media-art center (Moscow) in February.
Event [3rd of December] ixi Concert
At The Public Life in Shoredich, London. Including: Mattin, Rohan,
Jey Malaiperuman, Anselm (from ReSponge) and Ramjac.
The musicians played using ixi software.
Image gallery : image1
--> (Photo by Philipp Schroder)
Event [22th of November]
Mattin and Joel Stern performed improvising with ixi software
as part of the installation "Once upon a day at night" by the
artist Birgit Medele at the 291 Gallery, Hackney, London
News [7th - 11th November]
The ixi project is exhibited at the Video Lisboa festival in Lisbon
between 7th and 11th November. The exhibition stood until November 25th.
Further information: Video
Lisboa under the category: Romarias.
Event [10th of November]
The electronica band Vindva Mei performed with ixi software at
a concert in The Lab, Vesterbrogade 112, Copenhagen V.
The project is exhibited in Philippines in this year's Digital
Media Festival with enjoyable results and feedback.
Event [30st of August - 3rd of September]
The ixi project prototypes were exhibited at the Digitarts show at The
Bridge, Brick Lane, London. More info at www.digitarts.co.uk