Burn Station is a mobile copy station supporting the free distribution of music as it travels through (sub)urban spaces. It is software as well as a local network, but above all it is a public place where people meet to learn about net labels and listen to, select and copy files which have a Copyleft Licence. Burn Station is an open source, non-commercial project utilising the new means of free distribution. Practically, Burn Station is a distribution system in the form of mobile self-service. It is designed as a local database for audio that automates the process of selection, listening and recording of files. The system is based on the 100% free Burn Station software developed by Platoniq and Rama. Burn Station is a Copyleft model project, an experiment in practical gift economics, which aims to promote use and understanding "Open Source" ideas, and entry into other social, cultural, and artistic practices. Under the slogan "bringing net-culture to the street”, Burn Station establishes links between media space and the physical space of the city. At CTM.06 Platoniq will set up in MAO’s second room alongside a number of representatives and artists of European net labels. Expect some surprising performances and don’t forget to bring blank CD-Rs.
Platoniq describes itself as a cultural co-operative system. A group of cultural producers, curators and software developers working on independent community media projects. Platoniq's main interests are community building tools, social software and networked strategies for public spaces.
(Alku, Imbecil, Barcelona)
Evol is a computer music unit formed in 1996 by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Anna Ramos in Barcelona. Their recordings and performances explore the many sides of digital noise and algorythmic composition. Harsh and bloody trips along the most extreme path of computer music, that put together sonic brutality, crazy algebra,
fractal structures and a slight ironic touch. Evol's musical outcome has been featured on record labels such as Mego, Fals.ch, Diskono or Antifrost. They run the label Alku, where they publish works of Jliat, Edwin van der Heide, Hecker, Charlie Ferrari, Pepito, Wobbly, Yasunao Tone, Team Doyobi, Powerbooks for Peace, Beige, Pita and others. Since 2003, Imbecil is Alku's work-in-progress platform for obfuscated, stupid, useless or absurd coding, and it hosts a wide variety of software projects by artists and programmers from all over Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Cut & go ,friseur algorythms fur alle, kitsch in context,amateur proll_litiks ,low tech ,-- hi fi,angebot files aus emule, sexy and pure data, no rock , some beats, too many layers, kleine deutsch .
Dub meets Digital Laptop Reggae. Reggae History VS C64-Music. Reggae/Dub riddims processed with all the means originally brought by the Clicks&Cuts approach. Though the JAHTARI-sound is 100% digital, delays are being deconstructed into their single grains and reverbs vanish in Buffer Override modules or Bitcrushers, the overall musical feel remains completely true to the Jamaican Dub roots.
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