ixi software: Lore/Composing Paper & Creating Creative Software

ixi software: Lore/Composing Paper
Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, 11.11.2005 to 02.12.2005

ixi software: Creating Creative Software: A Research into Interaction Patterns in Computer Music Programming Languages/Extracts from the Pidgin Project
Project presentation and sound performance, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, 10.11.2005

ixi software is an experimental project by Enrike Hurtado (Bilbao) and Thor Magnusson (London). It explores the possibilities open source programming languages offer computer music musicians looking for ways to escape the constraints commercial music software imposes on their work. Their joint research focuses on open source concepts in the arts as well as in the field of generative software.

As part of the exhibition series Private Investigations, ixi software showed the self-generating program piece Lore/Composing Paper, a work that can produce itself endlessly with crumpled paper using mutually conditional, audiovisual patterns. ixi software also gave a presentation of their work at the opening and played excerpts from their Basque-Icelandic project Pidgin.

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).

(*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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