I Am IU
Idea Unsound is a Music producer, DJ, creative technologist, & educator
MaxMSP & Ableton Livecode live audio-visual set @ Gray Area | Idea Unsound & Isorhythmics
Idea Unsound - The Sound Bender (Live @ Currents x No Bounds 2021)
Idea Unsound + R Tyler + Cyberia: A Rift in the Matrix Live Code Concert
Idea Unsound (audio) x Nobel Yoo (visuals)
Idea Unsound - Null Depth (Ableton Live code performance)
Idea Unsound Live Code performance in Ableton
Idea Unsound is a left-field electronic music producer, DJ, algorithmic dance (“algorave”) musician, and professor of music technology that uses code and technology as an instrument to create explosive, thought-provoking electronic dance & concept music. His craft is strongly influenced by his classical training, his love for science and technology, and his roots in dance music. His sound has been described by others as ‘jazz-inspired electronic music with a futuristic twist’. He has even previously co-founded an audio-based startup called Seeq Audio, which focuses on bringing intelligent multimedia audio solutions to media developers.
IU uses an assortment of audio-visual tools to create immense, audio-visual installations and performances with Ableton as the centerpiece. He has played alongside Suzanne Ciani, Sweaterbeats, XXYYXX, and Pat Lok among others, and has worked with the SF Ballet, Marin County Theater company, and a host of independent artists as a composer/ music producer. He has performed not only throughout the bay area, but was also invited to the international computer music conference in Shanghai, China, to perform new music and lecture about his use of Ableton Live in an audio-visual environment, seen by more than 500 international conference attendees, as well as the WISE musical think-tank in Berlin. Currently, he is signed to one of the leading global music distributors and creative platforms, AWAL.