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IOOi is 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 Deren’s 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 Parkins, various projects with John Zorn and Fred Frith.

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 at www.theagriculture.com.

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