Alexandros Markeas has been making music pretty much his entire life. But now, he is no longer making it on his own.
He sits at his piano, improvising1
, composing, bringing together different notes and sounds – then the automated2
piano next to him responds.
Artificial intelligence conjuring3
up new music all by itself. A creative relationship back and forth4
– synergy between man and machine.
Alexandros Markeas, Composer
I'm interested in acting5
, having a reaction and reacting to the reaction. Because in the end I'm always the one who manages it. I'm here now and I want to create music that results from a surprise, from something I didn't expect.
A team of local scientists develop the software, inputting6
data and teaching the machine to make choices. The priority – to create something completely original and innovative7
Jérôme Nika, Scientific researcher
The direction in which artistic8
projects push the machines is to go and look for the frontier of error [eg: mistakes], the frontier of the bizarre [eg: unusual] rather than trying to reproduce as faithfully as possible a human sound.
Ultimately, Alexandros wants to take the show on the road, performing for audiences, showcasing this new way of working. A musical partnership9
unlike any that's gone before.