Coding the Latent
an live coding performance series by Kıvanç Tatar
...produced and premiered at Center for Art and Media | ZKM Karlsruhe
Coding the Latent No.1 is a live performance that brings together live coding and Artificial Intelligence based audio generation. The performance is an experimental approach to hack AI models using live coding. The AI model organizes a latent space of audio chunks, and live coding functions as a tool to explore the latent audio space. The approach builds on musical improvisation practice, while emphasizing proactivity, over reactivity and immediate musical reactions. Live coding becomes a tool for hacking the AI model in a live sonic design setting, while proactively planning compositional layers. This first edition of the Coding the Latent series invites the audience to a glitchy and noisy world of AI synthesized sounds, spatialized on 47 speakers.
The series initiated during my artist residency at Center for Art and Media | ZKM Karlsruhe, and premiered at the Live Coding Hacklab event, as a part of on-the-fly project funded by Creative Europe. This work was partially supported by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.