Seven Pleasures of Pris

Date

2019-11-02

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Bandcamp

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Recording, musical

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No

Abstract

The music in each of these tracks was created with artificial intelligence and machine learning. You will hear two AI-Bots: one in the centre uses soprano sax samples as its source, the other in wide stereo uses percussion. The two AI-Bots were programmed to respond to the other's sound and to contribute to the ongoing improvisation live and in realtime. Each AI-Bot is controlled by its own AI and is working without any human intervention. They are listening to each other and co-creating, and crucially doing something in the music that is beyond mimicry or behavioural response. The AI underpinning each Bot is driven by several Creative AI datasets and Machine Learning using a special process called embodied intelligence. The datasets are derived from real human musicians improvising with an AI-Bot. The AI operates on several concurrent processes:

  1. raw data from the live music
  2. dataset records of previous live improvisations
  3. statistical correlations using multi-level perceptual neural-networks These are then controlled by an affect module that responds to the dynamics of the live improvisation and manipulates a gate system that recombines these streams into a final data flow. It is this that is used to drive the wheels of the physical bot and trigger the sounds.

Description

The music in each of these tracks was created with artificial intelligence and machine learning. You will hear two AI-Bots: one in the centre uses soprano sax samples as its source, the other in wide stereo uses percussion. The two AI-Bots were programmed to respond to the other's sound and to contribute to the ongoing improvisation live and in realtime. Each AI-Bot is controlled by its own AI and is working without any human intervention. They are listening to each other and co-creating, and crucially doing something in the music that is beyond mimicry or behavioural response. The AI underpinning each Bot is driven by several Creative AI datasets and Machine Learning using a special process called embodied intelligence. The datasets are derived from real human musicians improvising with an AI-Bot. The AI operates on several concurrent processes: 1) raw data from the live music 2) dataset records of previous live improvisations 3) statistical correlations using multi-level perceptual neural-networks These are then controlled by an affect module that responds to the dynamics of the live improvisation and manipulates a gate system that recombines these streams into a final data flow. It is this that is used to drive the wheels of the physical bot and trigger the sounds.

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Citation

Vear, C. (2019) Seven Pleasures of Pris (Album). Available https://patabots.bandcamp.com/releases

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Research Institute

Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)