I had a chance to work in Paris recently with director Eric D'Amario on a cool project documenting artificial intelligence-generated music. The assignment involved running sentiment analysis on thousands of words from the top stories in business and technology in the French Press, to learn what people are saying about subjects like Cloud, the Internet of Things, digital currencies, security, etc. From that analysis, the creative coder Hannah Davis used her Transprose algorithm to turn those sentiments into musical motifs, from which a human composer—Mathieu Lamboley (above)—built a three-movement orchestral work entitled Symphonologie. The data visualists at Rare Volume added pre-rendered visuals married to real-time input from the 52-piece orchestra at the début performance under the pyramid at Le Louvre on 20 September, 2016.
Watch Eric's films and experience Symphonololgie: The Music of Business
Tricia Kasner with her charge, Mortimer. Brooklyn, NY.
Canada Day on the Prairie (July 1st) means rodeo time. The last one I attended was nearly a decade ago—so I'm overdue. And to get my fix for now, I'm reposting some work from that last one, in St. Paul, Saskatchewan.