||| low tech music for high tech people |||
micromusic was brought to life in november 1998 by carl (gino esposto, zurich - switzerland) and superB (michael burkhardt, basel - schweiz) under the code name "futurelab". the following months were used to define the project, program and finally put the website online in the beginning of august 1999.
what was originally thought as a simple community website to get hold of low_tech_musik produced by low_tech_producerz for lovers of computer generated tunes via the worldwideweb was developing fast into a highly complex websound_community_system using the latest internet technology.
basically "musical research" is the most accurate description of the micromusic.net activities. even though music produced on low_budget equipment and retro computer games sounds was the focus at the beginning of the micromusic project we always had far more in our minds than that. the internet is still in its first years and topics like how to build up 'special_interest_communities', advanced realtime communication tools and highly optimized interface design were also quite important to us.
the micromusic crew realised a multimedia_website which is unique on the worldwideweb within less than 2 years. the very active and rockin' micro_community counts almost 3000 people now and the quality of the uploaded lowtech_tunes has reached a level which defines a new standard in the territory of low_tech music and online music communities.
online / offline
in the early days when micromusic went online with its website it was thought as a pure online project. but by the end of the year 2000 is was quite clear to us that it will be more an online AND offline community project. in november 2000 a part of the micromusic core team went on their first micromusic_club_tour to hamburg (MFOC, pudel club) and berlin (WMF). shortly before people from london did organize the first micro_meeting in real_space. also micromusic was presented at the multimedia festival VIPER2000 in basel, switzerland and there was a second micro_meeting in stockholm end of december 2000.
concerning the music, micromusic also took the plunge to release a CD (MICRO_SUPERSTARZ 2000) presenting 17 artists from switzerland, usa, uk, germany, russia, australia, japan, sweden etc. a ROM_data_part on the CD takes care of the interactive groove and includes a visually attractive computer game, music tools & files and provides background infos about the artists and their tracks. more releases - also on vinyl - are planned for the year 2001 together with our label partners from domizil (www.domizil.ch).
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