music in the making by David Korchin

The composer Mathieu Lamboley prepares a manuscript. Paris, France.

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. 

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The director Eric D'Amario

Oliver Imfest, Director of Photography

Composer Mathieu Lamboley

Mathieu Lamboley leads the recording of Symphonologie at Studio Davout, Paris.

The Symphonologie stage and data display, Le Louvre.

Brian Jones of Bang Music, discusses the Symphonologie project with French media.