On Junitaki Falls - A.I. installation

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2018-04

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On Junitaki Falls, is a composition for live instrument and two artificial intelligent performers controlled by a central computer system which also operates as the score. Although Junitaki Falls exists as a geological feature in Japan, the reference to it as the title of this piece is inspired by Haruki Murakami's book 'A Wild Sheep Chase'. In this book a smaller story exists within the larger novel, with its presence felt throughout the book. In the piece, a smaller song exists within the larger composition, and like the novel it alters the whole music through its constant presence, even if we never hear it as itself. This smaller song exists as fragments of manuscript from Roger Jannotta’s transcription of Eric Dolphy’s bass clarinet solo of God Bless the Child composed by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. in 1939. Already this is the start of a complex matryoshka doll of layered interpretation. Add to this the process each individual performer of this work must complete in order to grow their score: months of feeding the AI system with progressively abstract layers of interpretation. The end result is much like the cascading mini falls that make up the whole of Junitaki’s geological feature.

This is an A.I. version of the composition installed in an exhibition

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: EAST MEETS WEST

AN EXHIBITION OF DIGITAL WORK BY ARTISTS FROM DMU AND GDUT

23RD APRIL 2018 - 1ST JUNE 2018

729 Art Cafe

School of Art and Design

Dongfeng Road Campus

Guangdong University of Technology

CHINA

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A.I, music, performance, digital

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Vear, C. (2018) On Junitaki Falls - A.I. installation.

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Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)