hurrengoa txo!?   Key in and.... rrrrrrrrrrrrr your hand will more than likely reach out to lower the volume on your computer. A repititive and unpleasant sound is waiting for you to click on the enter button to enter this web page. From the start you are told that the colour red will show you the way. Chaotic graphics await you, the word enter is repeated and cut up all over the screen. Behind this you'll see HTML and you'll find the code. Metalanguage? This games web site soon puts paid to many concepts about internet.
Sound, as is clearly seen right from the start, plays an important part in this web site and will accompany our every move in what what could be any electronic music web site. That said, it's not music that accompanies us, but sound, all types of purposely stationed sound. The type of everyday sounds we hear on TV or that made by electrical gadgets. Like everything else, none of this would be possible if it wasn't for the flashes. The web site is a great example of the possibilities permitted by flash technology.
Right, let's get on with it: click on enter and we find a square based menu with a neat and tidy background. Sound? Just like when the TV pipe goes. Fine, just take it easy, click on any word on the menu and loader appears imposed on top of everything else, although it would normally appear on a different page (even though, once in the flash, we should say scene as having reached here the pages don't differ.) Once loaded it's as if a red wave influenced by the tide, starting from the underneath and spreading like a red stain over everything, washes back out uncovering all kinds of flotsam and jetsam. Amongst all this rubbish you will find what you had asked for in the menu.
We come across two important novelities in all of this. On the one hand: all the information on the site is offered to us on the same screen and is changed to others through the power of the waves and the trails they leave behind. On the other: the screen isn't for any old size, nope!, from the very start we can read in smallprint that this web site is optimised for 800x2800 pixels and we are advised to, quote, unquote "use the scroll bar to move left and right".
Although the the contents are clearly marked, the red waves continually fill the screen with little drawings and red stains, some of which are animated, some which can't be more pixelised, but which are all coherent in their own strange way. They are a mixture of geometric and organic shapes, which, despite seemimg confusing at first, actually help the viewer to find and give a hierarchical structure to all the information. As you navigate along you'll find a lot of hidden surprises, so get in there and surf around a little.
The most surprising thing? All of this on a site that's not even a year old yet.
My view? Avant-garde. Usable Avant-garde. What more could we ask for?

koneisto 2000
The boys from Koneisto had already shown us an that they knew of the many possibilities of flash technology on the site they prepared for the festival they prepared in 2000. They done the same this year, albeit very differently. You can see this on by using the link they have set up on this year's site or you go there directly by typing in your navigator.

We can also find another interesting site of flash technology set up by one of the people involved in the Koneisto web site: RPSONC or the Rabino Phunkiewsky school on new communiacation. We advise you to take a glance through the first web site. Or go directly to: Enjoy!