Internet2 is a musical project from Comte d’Urgell art collective in Barcelona. The project started as a woodwind amateur band with 3 players. After few concerts with the woodwind ensemble Carlos Carbonell continued playing alone with a mystical show using a giant cardboard piano he plays with his feet. The show is based on charming dancing, popular music cliches, and some technological-magical tricks.
He has also written a music manifesto about “the world of bands, and why you shouldn’t have a band”.
Internet2 is involved in some kids/adults workshops like “Midi Armors” which is about a group of 10 people building from the scratch with aluminum foil an armor they have to use (with some midi lo-fi sensors) to compose songs and invoke music spirits.
Nick Curry (AKA Momus) said recently at Playground Magazine:
"Let’s end today with the music that excites me more, music that I fully approve at all levels. With Spanish music! Internet2 is the musical project of Carlos Carbonell, who works with his partner Jordi Ferreiro in the group of art and design Comte D'Urgell. When I wrote in my blog about Internet2, I talked about the originality of his music and his stage esthetics (!MIDI underwear! Fake documentaries! folk dances!), And described how I felt that his musical spirit was close to mine.
"Internet2 is another sign that Spain is producing some of the more interesting and fresh culture of Europe right now," I wrote. "
He played at Pompidou Center in Paris sharing the stage with Keiji Haino, at Sonar festival, NME parties in Ireland and is preparing a new project called “Music, the musical” which will involve other dancers and singers.