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between (technological) artifacts and music:
reverse engineering io 0.0.1 beta

Once upon a time there was the dream. The dream that, through the use of electronics and computers, musicians (and composers) could be freed from the shackles of embodiment and fashion.

The dream became desire, and the desire was made artifact.

In the cold daylight, however, these artifacts did not make the musically impossible effortless, nor deliver us from our bodies.

If the desire was misguided, and the dream was (science) fiction, through the reverse engineering of an archeological technological artifact, I will ask: What can it be? What is the relationship between the technological artifact and music?

descriptive blurb accompanying Han and io’s presentation
February 21st 2006, Department of Music, UCC (Cork, Ireland)