STRANGE UMBRELLA - New Sounds at Eyebeam
Live Performances: 7-9PM
3:00PM - 5:00PM This presentation will introduce the research project by Triple Point called Creative Artificially Intuitive Reasoning Agent (CAIRA) by Pauline Oliveros, Doug van Nort, and Jonas Braasch. The group will speak on their interest in merging artificial intelligence and free improvisation through the electroacoustic improvising systems GREIS and FILTER - "intelligent" interactive machine performers. Audience members will be able to try out these systems with their own instruments or voices. At 5PM there will be a dinner break before the evening performances. FULL INFORMATION
7:00PM - Roddy Schrock and Joon Lee present Rabbit Catcher, a literary approach to sound performance built from hummed, grunted, and sung sounds as realized by Joon through an aural transcription of Whitney Houston’s I’m Every Woman (“Every Woman’s House/ Club Mix” produced by Clivelles & Cole). Onstage, Joon will work to “sing” along with the mediated electronic piece (not lip-synch it) built from these sounds. The resultant sound texture, both live and electronic, is meditative and melancholy, an aural bed in which the audience can luxuriate.
7:30PM - Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Doug van Nort, and Jonas Braasch) will give a live performance with and without FILTER: Freely Improvising, Learning and Transforming Evolutionary Recombination system. It is an "intelligent" interactive machine performer and a generative composition. This technology listens to the the textural and gestural qualities as well as the stylistic tendencies of a performer and then takes musical actions, improvising as a partner with the player and using their own audio as source material. FILTER does this by recombining, transforming and re-presenting this material in a radically new form as a new musical offering, in dialogue with its human partner. This work is undertaken as part of CAIRA: creative, artificially-intuitive and reasoning agent that is underway at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute involving Doug van Nort, Jonas Braasch, and Pauline Oliveros with faculty and students from Architecture and Cognitive Science.