an experimental quartet that utilize electronics, percussion
and cello. New York City’s finest musical improvisers Ikue
Mori, DJ Olive, Okkyung Lee and illy
B (Billy Martin) began their experimental foray
at John Zorn’s The Stone in 2005.
This performance was recorded and will be available (via
digital download only) this fall 2007. IOOi has an upcoming
rare performance at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC April 28th
2008 at 8pm
Ikue Mori formed the seminal NO WAVE band
DNA in the late 70’s
with Arto Lindsay and Tim
Wright. She has won won the Distinctive
Award for Prix Ars Electronics Digital Music category in 99.
Recieved the grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2006.
Tate Modern commissioned the live sound track for Maya
silent films and premiered in 2007. Current working groups include
MEPHISTA with Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie
Ibarra, projects with Kim Gordon, duo project PHANTOM ORCHARD with Zeena
projects with John Zorn and Fred
DJ Olive (aka The Audio Janitor) is a disc jockey
and turntabalist active in free improvisation, jazz and illbient
music. He is often credited with coining the latter term. A significant
member of We and Liminal Olive has also collaborated with Derek
Bailey, Kim Gordon, Zeena Parkins, Christian Marklay, Uri Caine and many others. Exhibitions include: Treble, Brooklyn Sculpture
Center, City Sonics, Mons, Venice Biennale and Whitney Biennials.
He has several solo CD releases including Bodega and Bouy available
Since moving to New York the native Korean cellist Okkyung
Lee has performed with Laurie
Anderson, Nels Cline, Shelley Hirsch, Min Xiao Fen, Vijay Iyer,
Marc Ribot and others. She is featured
on several recordings including her solo debut Nihm (Tzadik),
My Cat is an Alien with Christian Marklay, a collaboration with
artist Colin Stinson for his art book Dust
to Dust, and a solo
cello album I Saw the Ghost of an Unknown
Soul on Thurston
Ecstatic Peace imprint.
illy B (Billy Martin) is well known as jazz drummer for the avant-funk
trio Medeski Martin and Wood. He has performed with John
Lurie and The Lounge Lizards, Marvin
Pontiac, Iggy Pop, Paul Auster, Dave Burrell, Chris Whitley,
Maceo Parker, Bob Moses, Grant Calvin Weston. Soundtracks include Get
Shorty, The Backyardigans, Fishing With John, The Sopranos, etc… Martin formed his own record
label Amulet in 1995 and has produced over 25 records since.
Last year, his Starlings chamber orchestral music was released
on John Zorn’s Tzadik imprint. Martin is also a visual
artist and includes his newly invented graphic notation in his
drum book Riddim: Claves of African Origin
(Music in Motion Films).