Interfacing Sound: ixi software
ixi software have been developing experimental visual interfaces to control sound since 2001. The duo is interested in exploring new possibilities of interaction between musicians and the computer instrument at the level of the control design. ixi software’s works are both interactive processor-artworks and tools in that they raise fundamental questions about the graphic design of control environments that they also use within the context of live performances or as a tool for composing.
The presentation at büchsenhausen.labor opened up the possibility of an interactive encounter with works by ixi software. Hurtado and Magnusson also shed light on the philosophy behind ixi software, the production of processor art and collaborative work in the open source context. Other presented projects included those developed during five-day workshops with artists at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen.
Enrike HURTADO (*1973 in Bilbao) lives and works in San Sebastian and Bilbao. He completed a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Bilbao (1991-97) and an MA in the Design of Interactive Media, Middlesex University, London (2000/01).
Thor MAGNUSSON (*1972 in Reykjavik) lives and works in Copenhagen and studied philosophy at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik (1996-97). He received an MA in Electronic Arts from Middlesex University, London, studied Comparative Literature at the University of Copenhagen (1998-2002) and completed a diploma on the subject of Currents in Process-Oriented Works of Generative and Software Art.
Enrike Hurtado and Thor Magnusson have been collaborating as ixi software since 2001. Starting in
2002, they have held lectures and workshops at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, the Faculty of Art and Design of Hull, the Department of Electroacustic Music at the University of Huddersfield, at ICA in London, the MIT-Medialab in Dublin, the Media Lab Uiah Helsinki and at Arteleku Center in San Sebastian.
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