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Originating in Bremen, Germany, the Ilinx quartet has been based in Berlin since 1999. The name refers to the last of four basic categories of games identified by French intellectual Roger Caillois in his book Man, Play and Games. It's no accident that this category comprises the type of games focused on obsession and physical intensity. The Ilinx's four musicians establish a kind of "reciprocal connectivity" in order to integrate and permeate electronic and acoustic sounds and textures. They create, reproduce, and modify electronic sounds to make them "playable".