MEETING WITH RENICK BELL
Adapting the essential physiognomy of raves to the operational language of computer-generated music, or using puredata, Max/MSP, SuperCollider, Impromptu and other open source software to rise to a new level a concept strictly linked to hedonism and ecstasy, illegal parties and their aesthetics, follows a path that runs directly into algorithms and computational decision taking. Renick Bell, programmer, professor and musician based in Tokyo has led more than a decade of research where electronic music and artificial intelligence talk to each other. The so-called “algoraves” have been promoting a new system built on live-coding and the interaction between the public and machine-learning for several years. The author will show us the insides of his set up, present an introduction to his way of thinking and the fundamental tools to familiarize us with these AI-assisted parties. His experience will immerse us in a world we know but from a totally futuristic approach.
Cristina Checa is an engineer and artist who works at the intersection of different disciplines: music, technology and creation. She is currently project manager at SokoTech, a social innovation laboratory specializing in art, science and technology. She is also a member of the avant-garde electronic pop music group Desert, with whom, in addition to producing songs, she composes soundtracks, audiovisual pieces and collaborates in different initiatives within the field of music technology.
[ THURSDAY 12 | 17:45 | CIDADE DA CULTURA ]