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Saturday, September 12 • 10:30am - 11:00am
AIxMusic: The Sound of You

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The Sound of You is part of Sonami’s Magnetic Memories series, which expands on the use of her Spring Spyre. With SUE-C on live video processing.

After 25 years performing with her iconic lady’s glove, Sonami's attention turned to Machine Learning and its application to performance. In 2012 she created the Spring Spyre. The instrument uses ML (Rebecca Fiebrink's Wekinator) for the manipulation of real time audio synthesis.

Sonami’s intention was to “train the system to never learn” so it would be left exploring synthesis terrains of various spans. Sonami can adjust what she refers to as the “predictability index” by controlling the roaming parameters in ML.

The Sound of You is a reflection on our current conditions where "live” is relegated behind the screen; “latency” becomes a space for emergence, and absence an echo…

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Laetitia Sonami

Laetitia Sonami is a sound artist, performer and researcher.Sonami's sound performances, live-­film collaborations and sound installations focus on issues of presence and participation. She has devised new gestural controllers for performance and applies new technologies and appropriated... Read More →
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Sue Slagle (stage name SUE-C) is a video and light artist working at the intersection of creative coding and live performance. For the past 18 years she has created handmade videos and live media performances, traveling extensively in the USA and internationally. Her works challenge... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am PDT